The Rock n Roll Lisbon marathon is billed as the most beautiful marathon in the world. The Portugese capital is one of the oldest cities in Europe with an abundance of history and a magnificent location for a race.
Marathoners start at Cascaison and head towards the city of Oeiras running parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. The course passes the Palace of the Marquis of Pombal and through the Praca do Comercio before heading downtown to Rossio. The route returns to the waterfront and joins the half-marathon runners before finishing in Parque das Nacoes.
The half marathon begins on the famous Vasco da Gama bridge, named after Vasco da Gama who discovered a sea route to India. It is the longest bridge in Europe, giving breathtaking views over Lisbon and the Tagus River estuary. The course differs from the marathon and passes through Parque das Nacoes and towards Lisbon's city centre passing the Santa Apolonia Station before looping back towards Parque das Nacoes. The race finishes in front of the Atlantic Pavilion and Portugal Pavilion, a stunning piece of architecture by the famous Portuguese Architect Siza Vieira, where the rock concert awaits.