The running scene in Portugal is on fire. Every weekend there are running races in Lisbon and in other Portuguese cities. In fact, sometimes there are even more than one running races in Lisbon happening simultaneously.
At Run in Portugal we’re always looking to discover new running races in Lisbon with unique experiences. We’re fan of the most known races like the Marathon of Lisbon or the new year’s event – São Silvestre de Lisboa, but we were now looking for something truly different. That’s when we found the Ultamaratona Atlântica.
This year, the Ultamaratona Atlântica takes place on July 1st. The race starts at the enchanting beach of Melides and has two distances:
- 15km from Comporta to Melides Beach
- 43km from Melides Beach to Bico das Lulas Beach in Troia
1. It takes place on the beach, so you’ll be running in the sand;2. It takes place during the summer, the hottest time of the year, which is surely an additional challenge;
3. It is s an Adventure Race with the particularity to be held on self-sufficiency.
About the beach:
About the heat:
About the self-sufficiency:
The Race Organization supplies at the starting area 1 piece of fruit, 1 gel or 1 energy bar.
Apart from this supply, you can take another solid or liquid supply, as you wish. All supplies will be transported by yourself from the start area and will be under your own responsibility. It is not allowed to receive any supplies along the route, except for 1L of water delivered by the Organization. At finish area, you’ll have access to liquids and fruits.
We’ll be there on July 1st. How about you? Do you dare to join us on one of the most challenging running races in Lisbon? Let us know or feel free to register.