Whether you’re absolutely passionate about your sport or a Sunday cyclist, check out these events. Participate, dream of participating, get out and cheer or take note to avoid entirely due to possible traffic issues. Your choice!
These events usually happen every year. Dates may vary, but this tip sheet can start you dreaming or planning or training….
Asics Media Marathon. Late March
Madrid Marathon and Half-Marathon. Last Sunday in April
Casa de Campo run. Mid-May
Madrid Alpine Marathon. June
Avila Half-Marathon. October
San Silvestre Vallecano (Madrid). 10 kilometer run on….. December 31st! It’s a run, and a party or pre-party.
Good resource for runners: http://www.corricolari.eu/#
100 kilometros en 24 horas. June. Yes, really! 12 noon on a Satuday to 12 noon on a Sunday. It can be done, and you don’t have to be an elite athletes – they run the thing. If you are doubtful: you can do the entire distance as a relay, do “only” 33 kilometers, or bike the entire 100 kms. In north part of Madrid province.
Tweed Ride: Madrid and maybe other places. Mid May – more info at http://tweedridemadrid.com/
Vuelta Ciclista España. September. Professional bike ride all around the country, like the Tour de France, sometimes with the same ciclistas. Route is sometimes more challenging than French route, great to watch on TV, or find the route and go see it in person. Frequently ends in Madrid.
Madrid Bike Day: Usually early October, usually 20 kilometer loop from the Retiro park.