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5km – water Vitalis
10km – water Vitalis
15km – water Vitalis + sponges + WC
20km – water Vitalis, sponges, Powerade, food, WC
25km – water Vitalis, sponges, Powerade, food , WC
30km – water Vitalis, sponges, Powerade, food
35km – water Vitalis, sponges, Powerade, food
40km – water Vitalis, sponges, Powerade, food, WC



Porto Marathon provides to the athletes a bag drop in the start scene were they can leave their belongings and then collect them in the finish area. For this we offer bags and self-adhesive with the race number to paste in the bags. Those self-adhesive are on the envelope with the Bib and chip.


Tea and Coffee

The organization have tea and coffee available for the participants on the Marathon and Family Race, in street Júlio Dinis, on the start.





For runners who aim for a given time, Porto Marathon is offering you the chance to stick with the pace of an experienced runner. These pacemakers will run with an easily visible baloon attached to them and they will run the marathon to their defined finish time.


Start corral assignments

  • MarathonMarathon

Athletes may choose their Start Corral at the Marathon Expo, Porto, as follows:
Group A - Less than 3:15
Group B - Between 3:15 and 3:45
Group C - More than 3:45


Night of Fado


Customs Convention Centre.

Expo Marathon will be located in Centro de Congressos da Alfandega do Porto. EXPO MARATONA - Edifício da Alfândega, Rua Nova da Alfândega, 4050-430 Porto, on 2nd and 3rd of november, between 10.00am and 07.00pm.
You can collect your bib and have all the information you need about the event.

Porto Marathon is qualifying for Boston. See Qualifier acceptances

Qualifier acceptances

2018 BOSTON MARATHON: Men’s Qualifying Standards and Accepted Times*

18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 02min 51sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 07min 51sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 12min 51sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 22min 51sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 3hrs 27min 51sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 3hrs 37min 51sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 3hrs 52min 51sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 07min 51sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 22min 51sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 37min 51sec
80 and older 4hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 52min 51sec

2018 BOSTON MARATHON: Women’s Qualifying Standards and Accepted Times*

18-34 3hrs 35min 00sec 3hrs 32min 51sec
35-39 3hrs 40min 00sec 3hrs 37min 51sec
40-44 3hrs 45min 00sec 3hrs 42min 51sec
45-49 3hrs 55min 00sec 3hrs 52min 51sec
50-54 4hrs 00min 00sec 3hrs 57min 51sec
55-59 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 07min 51sec
60-64 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 22min 51sec
65-69 4hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 37min 51sec
70-74 4hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 52min 51sec
75-79 5hrs 10min 00sec 5hrs 07min 51sec
80 and older 5hrs 25min 00sec 5hrs 22min 51sec





Entering the race.

To register please go to the registration page:


- Marathon
- Family race - 15Km
- Fun Race - 6Km

Race Start



The start and finish of the Marathon will be given at 9:00am from the: Queimódromo (Parque da Cidade do Porto). The maximum time to enter the ranking is 06:00. Water points are located every 5km, as expected by the international regulations of the IAAF. The timing system is provided by RUNPORTO Timing.
The results will be online immediately after they have been certified.

Race starts:

- Marathon - 09.00am - Queimódromo
- Family race - 15Km - 09.00am
- Queimódromo
- Fun Race - 6Km - 10.30am
- Queimódromo


Official Transport

Before the race:

Parque da Cidade for Start Line:
from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

After the race:

Parque da Cidade to Rotunda da Boavista:
11:30 until 15:00.

Pasta Party


Pasta Party - 3rd of november from 12:00 to 05:00 pm

Athletes must acquire the entry for the Pasta Party at the time of registration on the site, for all registered athletes (Marathon, Family Race and Fun Race) the price will be 3 €.
Others have to pay an entry fee of 6.00€


At the end of the race, athletes can enjoy the showers available within the Parque da Cidade, Porto.



Fado Concert

3rd November - 5pm

Porto Marathon prepared a special concert of Fado for all participants in this great event. This concert will take place on Saturday 3rd November, in the Expo Marathon at Edifício da Alfandega do Porto and it will begin by 5pm with free entrance for all participants in the Marathon, Family Race and Mini Marathon.

Room Capacity limited.


The “finisher” t-shirt Asics will be given to the all finishers of the marathon.


Race Course




Marathon Family race 15 km Fun race - 6 km
Porto Marathon Download Maps:
Marathon (951,5 KB)
Family race - 15Km  (858,2 KB)
Fun race - 6Km  (546,3 KB)