New Year’s Run (San Silvestre Vallecana)

Would you like to end the year in a healthy way? Almost all European capitals have fantastic marathons, but only a few of them have New Year’s Running competitions. Doesn’t that give you an additional excuse to spend the last day of the year in Madrid?

You don’t really need an excuse to visit Madrid as the city is so amazing that you should visit it no matter what. The running competition on the last day of the year has been a tradition in Madrid since 1964.

One part of the run is a fun race in which anyone can participate. There is a second race in which only professionals can participate, requiring you to run 10,000 meters in less than 40 minutes (or something like that). You can read more about all the requirements at the website which we refer to further down in the article.

There is also a children’s run on December 23.

New Year’s Run in Madrid

Date: December 31 (of course)


Would you like to participate in a New Year’s Run in another fantastic European city? You can read more about the awesome New Year’s Run in Vienna here.

You can read more about other events, concerts, festivals, and happenings in Madrid right here.

Are you still looking for a place to live in Madrid?

Would you like to live at a central location in Madrid ideal for partying, sightseeing, and partaking in the New Year’s Run? Look at the map below to find ideal solutions in all price categories.


We wish you a fantastic New Year’s celebration in Madrid and hope you will enjoy your days in the Spanish capital.

Madrid Marathon

The Madrid Marathon is one of Europe’s most popular and well-attended marathons, attracting thousands of runners worldwide each year. Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting, this event is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself and experience the beauty of Madrid. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at everything you need to know about the Madrid Marathon, from where it starts and ends to the best times to run, pricing information, and more.

Where does the Madrid marathon start and end?

The Madrid Marathon starts at Plaza de Gregorio Maranon and ends at Paseo de Recoletos. These are both in the center of Madrid. You can see even more details in the map below.

map madrid marathon
The route for Madrid marathon changed in 2024.

The Madrid Marathon is a fast and flat course that takes runners through some of the city’s most beautiful and historical parts. The route takes runners through Madrid’s famous neighborhoods, including the Retiro Park, the Salamanca district, and the Puerta del Sol. Along the way, runners will be cheered on by enthusiastic spectators and entertained by live bands, making the Madrid Marathon an unforgettable experience for all participants.

Madrid marathon 2024

Date: April 28, 2024

Pricing Information

The cost of entry to the Madrid Marathon varies depending on when you sign up, with early bird pricing typically available to those who register early. In recent years, entry fees have ranged from €50 to €70, with discounts available for groups and those who register early.

In addition to the entry fee, runners must also pay for transportation to and from Madrid and accommodation if they plan to stay overnight.

Would you like to run the Madrid marathon?

If you’re planning to run the Madrid Marathon, starting training well in advance is essential. Most experts recommend you begin training at least 12-16 weeks before the event, gradually increasing your mileage and intensity.

There are many online training programs that can help you prepare for the Madrid Marathon, and it’s also a good idea to join a local running club or seek a coach to help you reach your goals.

In addition to physical training, it’s also important to pay attention to your diet and nutrition, making sure to eat plenty of healthy foods and hydrate properly in the weeks leading up to the event.

  • Would you like to run even more? Why not travel to Prague and run Prague marathon in May as well?

Are you ready for Madrid marathon?

The Madrid Marathon is a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty of Madrid and challenge yourself physically. Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting out, this event is a must-attend for anyone who loves to run and wants to experience one of the best European marathons. So if you’re ready to take on the challenge, sign up for the Madrid Marathon today and start training for one of the year’s most exciting events!

Madrid Marathon 2015

Madrid is the capital and also the largest city of Spain and through the whole year the city offers thousands of various programs to its locals and to its tourists as well. 2015 will not be any different from the previous years and countless activities are waiting for everyone in Madrid. In this article we will write a little bit about the Madrid Marathon.
Madrid Marathon

The Madrid Marathon is one of the most popular sport events in the life of the city which will take place this year on 26th April 2015 from 9 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. The marathon is considered to be one of the major and primary athletic events not only in Madrid but in the whole country as well. The Madrid Marathon is also known as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon. So why is it also called Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon?

The answer is easy: it is certainly not the easiest marathons at all because the route of the marathon is quite challenging. Every year they change the route of the marathon so it won’t get boring for anyone. Usually the route leads through some of the nicest spots of the city including the centre of the city, the old town and the famous landscapes of the city such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Palacio Rea.

The finish line of the race is at Retiro Park. If you want to take part of the marathon note that the registration deadline is 12th April 2015.

Top events in Madrid in 2015

Which are the top events in Madrid in 2015? In this article you can read about the best programs and activities you can do in 2015 in the city.
Madrid 2015

Madrid is the capital and the largest city of Spain. Madrid is also the third most populous city in Europe after London and Berlin. As Spain and Madrid are a popular tourist destination there are countless programs and events in the city such as the various festivals, concerts, markets, exhibitions as well as the most famous attractions in the city. So lets go through some of the highlights of the city in 2015.

One of the biggest art festival in Madrid is the ‘Festival de Otoño a Primavera’ which is the most important annual art festival in the city. During the seven month long festival you can experience the different forms of art (dance, drama, music) through the remarkable performances. The festival already started last year in November and it ends in June 2015.

Another famous festival in Madrid is the ‘Festival Flamenco’. The ‘Festival Flamenco’ is a dancing competition which is accompanied with live guitar concerts. The ‘Festival Flamenco’ takes place some time in February 2015 but the exact dates are not confirmed yet.

If you are more into sports then the ‘Madrid Marathon’ is absolutely the best program for you. The annual ‘Madrid Marathon’ attracts around 13.000 runners from all over the world. This year the marathon will be held on 26th April.

In May another festival the ‘Fiesta de San Isidro’ will be held in the city. At the ‘Fiesta de San Isidro’ you can enjoy the best open air dance and theatre performances along side with the various concerts and sport competitions. The ‘Fiesta de San Isidro’ dates are not confirmed yet. In the end of November like in the other European cities the Christmas markets in Madrid will open. The markets usually open in the end of November and they are open until the end of December. At the market you can try the best traditional dishes and also do your pre-Christmas shopping.

Apart from the these programs and events in Madrid you can also enjoy some good concerts of the world famous artists such as Georg Ezra, Robbie Williams, AC/DC, Maroon 5, Nickelback and so on.

If you want to know more on the programs and events such ad the various concerts, festivals and exhibitions read on here in our Madrid Guide for all the information you need!