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29th Alicante Half Marathon and 10K 2025

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The event in a few words

The month of February can be tough if you don't live in the mountains... It's cold, the days are short, and all you want is to feel the warmth and sunshine of spring! 🥹 That's exactly what the city of Alicante in the Southeast of Spain 🇪🇸, on the Costa Blanca, offers you in February: mild weather, beaches, and palm trees 🌴😎. As a die-hard running fan 🏃‍♀️, we've found an event by the seaside that will make you want to book your flight immediately: the Alicante Half Marathon and 10k (also known as the Meridiano International Half Marathon & 10k Aguas de Alicante)! 😜

Get ready to be amazed as soon as you arrive at the airport, where you'll be greeted by the stunning Santa Barbara Castle 🏛️, perched 166 meters above sea level 🌊 on Mount Benacantil ⛰️. To save your energy for the race, you can take the elevator to the top. Alternatively, you can hike up for a rather steep walk 😅 that offers breathtaking views of the city where the half marathon and 10k routes are laid out.

You will undoubtedly notice the large buildings from the 1970s, which are not the finest architectural achievements, but don't let them overshadow all the gems that Alicante has to offer. Notably, there are several remarkable museums (MUSA City Museum, MARQ Provincial Archaeological Museum, Museum of Belenes, MACA Museum of Contemporary Art, and the MUBAG Museum of Fine Arts) 🖼️.

To explore the area before pinning your race bib to your shirt (yes, you'll be running in shorts and a T-shirt in February 😎), take a stroll through the medieval quarter of Santa Cruz which is essentially the heart of Alicante 👍. You'll find charming narrow streets, quaint houses with whitewashed facades, colorful shutters, flower pots everywhere, and at the top, a picturesque 18th-century chapel... It's simply delightful! 🫶

Since you are in Spain, don't miss the small tapas restaurants and the local specialties: arroz a banda (rice cooked in fish broth and served with aioli 🤤), arroz a la Alicantina (Alicante-style paella), caldero (rice and fish), or arroz caldoso (soupy rice) are all excellent options to load up on carbs before the race! 🏃

One last recommendation: take a stroll along the Explanada de España, an iconic promenade in Alicante, and make sure to visit one of the beaches (San Juan, San Gabriel, La Calita... 🏝️) to work on your tan: you definitely want to come back with a bronzed look to impress your friends during the next training session and your colleagues around the coffee machine! 😂

3 reasons to join this race

Soak Up the Winter Sun ☀️❄️
While you're still bundled up in your favorite winter coat and hat in the midst of February to Alicante promises a much-needed dose of sunshine ☀️ and a refreshing Mediterranean climate 😎. It's almost guaranteed you'll return with fully recharged batteries! 😉
Relax by the Sea 😌
The Esplanade of Spain, adorned with intricate mosaics along its 600 meters. If you prefer lounging on the beach, head to Postiguet Beach where the fine sand will find its way into every nook and cranny of your sneakers. Pure bliss! 😂
Discover the Hidden Gems around Alicante 🌟
Hop on a shuttle boat to immerse yourself in the tranquil vibe of Nueva Tabarca Island, which is Spain's first marine reserve—don't forget your mask and snorkel! 🤿 You can also take a train to Elche to visit Europe's largest palm grove 🌴 or rent a car to explore Altéa, a charming village that looks like it's straight out of Greece with its whitewashed buildings.

A distance for every taste

  • Sunday, February 16, 2025 at 9:30 AM

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Participants must be at least 18 years old for the half marathon and 16 years old for the 10K on race day.

You can pick up your race bib at the Runner's Expo located at Dock 12 (Ocean Race Zone), known as The Runner's Landing:

  • Friday, February 14, 2025, from 5 PM to 8 PM

  • Saturday, February 15, 2025, from 10 AM to 2 PM and from 5 PM to 8 PM

  • Sunday, February 16, 2025, from 7:30 AM to 9 AM

If you are participating in the half marathon or the 10K, both races will start at 9:30 AM from Dock 12 (Ocean Race Zone).

A medical certificate is not mandatory, but it is recommended that all participants have a medical check-up before the event.

Yes, medical services will be available during the race and at the finish line.

For the half marathon, refreshment points will be available at kilometers 5, 10, and 15.

Yes, there will be cash prizes for the top three men and women in the half marathon:

  • 1st: 500 euros

  • 2nd: 400 euros

  • 3rd: 300 euros

Additionally, trophies will be awarded to the top five men and women in both the half marathon and the 10K, as well as to the club with the most participants. And best of all, every finisher will receive a commemorative medal!

You can contact the organizers via email at inforunners.montemar@gmail.com or by phone at 675 87 57 67.

To complete your race, you must finish within the allotted time. The time limit for the half marathon is 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the limit for the 10K is 1 hour and 30 minutes!

Here are the cutoff times for the 21K:

  • 5 km: 40 min

  • 10 km: 1h10

  • 15 km: 1h45

  • 20 km: 2h20

  • Finish line: 2h30

Yes, several bus lines stop near the start and finish lines.

Yes, facilities for disabled individuals are available at the start and finish lines.

Yes, here they are:

  • Red Bib: up to 1h20 for the 21K and up to 40 min for the 10K

  • Green Bib: between 1h20 and 1h35 for the 21K and between 40 min and 45 min for the 10K

  • Blue Bib: between 1h35 and 1h45 for the 21K and between 45 min and 50 min for the 10K

  • Purple Bib: between 1h45 and 2h for the 21K and between 50 min and 55 min for the 10K

  • Orange Bib: over 2h for the 21K and over 55 min for the 10K

Runners under 18 must present a signed parental consent form to participate.

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