San Sebastian Half Marathon, Spain

Medio Meraton de Donostia

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Time of year: May

Value for money: 5

Location: 5

Crowd support: 4

Organisation: 5

PB potential: 4

Course: Flat, 2 laps

Competitors: 2000

Locality: San Sebastian is a small, beautiful city which has it all. The sea on one side and the mountains on the other. It’s a paradise for runners, cyclists and triathletes. In the summer there are a lot of local Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, and in the winter there are running races from 10km to marathon distance. After the race, a great idea is to hit the bars and try the local specialities called ‘pintxos’, the Basque traditional tapas or a ‘Sidreria’, a cider house serving huge portions of food and unlimited cider from the barrel.

Getting there: The best way to get to San Sebastian if you’re travelling from outside Spain is to fly to Bilbao and then take a bus or train.


My experience: As I knew this would be my last year living in San Sebastian, I wanted to run this half marathon. The city is very pretty and this race goes along the sea and round the city.

I don’t remember much about the race itself, as I had spent best part of a year training up and down the same places as the race went, all I know is that like all the races here I enjoyed it immensely.

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