Welcome to Marathon of Europe - Aveiro


Called by the athletes as "The Marathon of the Thousand Emotions" and then for the success of the first edition, an inaugural marathon more participated in Portugal, we are committed to preparing for the 2020 edition, convinced that we continue to surprise with the news and a Organization that leaves Europe and the world indifferent.

The Marathon of Europe is an international sporting sport that takes place in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal: Aveiro.

It will take place on April 24, 2022, at 8:30 am, intending to assert itself as a faster marathon of Portugal, in a scenario of unique beauty, among the fascinations and channels of the city of Portuguese Venice, along the beautiful Ria de Aveiro and going to the fascinating municipality of Ílhavo, with a beach.

The 42 kilometers are, of course, the queen race, the one that will foretell and differentiate Aveiro without a world panorama of road athletics, but still a sporting presence, at distances of 21 and 10 kilometers, and still a 5-kilometer walk.

The strong point of this marathon marathon is the course, due to the natural beauty but mainly the absence of sharp ascents or descents, in a practically flat layout that allows the creation of a great number of marks. In 2019, 59% of the participating athletes beat their personal record.

In addition to the sporting event, the organization prepares a great adventure of territorial vitality with cultural and social initiatives, as well as a great action of invigorating the local involvement.

The Godmother of the Marathon is Aurora Cunha, one of the greatest athletic forces of all time, three times world champion and the winner of some of the biggest and most prestigious marathons on the planet: Paris, Tokyo, Chicago and Rotterdam.

The European Marathon is co-organized and fully supported by the Aveiro City Council, and also with the support of the Regional Tourism Authority of the Center and the Municipality of Ílhavo, being present in the organization of the load of GlobalSport, a company responsible for sports projects such as the TVI Wonders in motion track, in athletics, and the National Grand Prix of Portugal 2, in cycling.

In 2022 the European Marathon awaits you!


Head towards Lisbon on the A1. Leave at the exit 16 towards A25 Aveiro. Follow the national road to Aveiro. Follow signs for the Congress Center of Aveiro.

Move towards Aveiro on the A25. Leave at the exit 3 for the N235 towards Aveiro.Follow signs for the Congress Center of Aveiro.

Take the A1 towards Porto. Take the exit 15 towards A25 Aveiro. Follow the national road to Aveiro. Follow signs for the Congress Center of Aveiro.

From April 19th to 24th, you can participate in this great event through Volunteering. You must be over 18 years of age10 days prior the event, the deadline for registration. If you are selected, you will receive a special T-shirt of Maratona de Aveiro, a certificate of participation, registration in one of the competitions and you have guaranteed a personal accident insurance during the race. The schedules are elaborated according to the interests of the organization and the availability of each volunteer.