The Empúries Marathon

Postponed to November 15

In accordance with the exceptional protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19 activated by the country’s authorities, the Sports Service of the Municipality of L’Escala has been forced to suspend the Empúries Marathon that had to be held on Sunday, May 3 in the Ampurias Museum of Archeology.
It has been decided to postpone the 16th edition of the event to Sunday, November 15, 2020.

L’Escala Town Council is organising the Empúries Marathon for Sunday November 15 2020, with the support of the Catalan Athletics Federation. The marathon will take place in the beautiful rural area around the towns of L’Escala and Sant Martí d’Empúries. The proposed course runs through a flat and picturesque area, in the beautiful rural area around the towns of L’Escala and Empúries.

The Bay of Roses has joined the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. The club, which currently only includes thirty bays, recognises the value provided by the tourism, landscape, and culture in the region formed by the municipalities of L’Escala and Empúries. With more than seven kilometres of seafront, l’Escala is bound to have a spot which is ideal for all kinds of beach lovers.

The anchovy trade in L’Escala has a long historical tradition, it has a worldwide reputation and has maintained its artisanal style of production with completely natural products over the years.

The start and the finish lines are at the  Empúries Archaeology Museum  this historical and culturally. Empúries was the gateway of Greek and Roman culture to the Iberian Peninsula. This site preserves the remains of a Greek town – the colonial enclave of Emporion – and a Roman town – the former Emporiae – founded in the early 1st century BC on the foundations of a Roman military camp which had been set up during the previous century. A whole world to discover.

The marathon

The municipality of l’Escala i Empúries, in collaboration with the Catalan Athletics Federation, is organizing the 16th Empúries Marathon on Sunday 15 November 2020, which will take place in the incomparable setting of the municipalities of L’Escala and Sant Martí d ‘ Empúries.

The race start:  Museum of Archeology of Empúries, at 8.30 am.

The circuit:  42.195 km certified by the Catalan Athletics Federation.

Time limit:  6 hours with the circuit closed to traffic.

Refreshments:  Every 5 km / 2,5 km with isotonic drink and fruits.

Registrations:  At the web of fotoinstant.com

The trophies
In the Marathon there will be trophies for the first 5 runners in the General Male Category, the first 5 runners in the General Female Category and the first 3 runners in any of the established categories.
Those athletes who win a prize or a trophy in the general classifications will not be awarded a prize for their category.

The categories (M/F)
C.01 – Junior, 18 to 29 years.
C.02 – Senior, 30 to 39 years.
C.03 – M/40,   40 to 49 years.
C.04 – M/50,  50 to 59 years.
C.05 – M/60,  more than 60.

The prizes
The prizes for runners, Marathon Technical t-shirt, the photo-diploma, a jar of L’Escala Anchovies, commemorative medal and pack of diverse products.

The half marathon

The municipality of l’Escala i Empúries, in collaboration with the Catalan Athletics Federation, is organizing the 11h Empúries Half Marathon on Sunday 15 November 2020, which will take place in the incomparable setting of the municipalities of L’Escala and Sant Martí d ‘ Empúries.

The race start:  Museum of Archeology of Empúries, at 8.30 am.

The circuit:  21,095 km certified by the Catalan Athletics Federation.

Time limit:  3 hours with the circuit closed to traffic.

Refreshments:  Every 5 km / 2,5 km with isotonic drink and fruits.

Registrations:  At the web of fotoinstant.com

The trophies
In the half marathon there will be trophies for the first 5 runners in the General Male Category, the first 5 runners in the General Female Category and the first 3 runners in any of the established categories.
Those athletes who win a prize or a trophy in the general classifications will not be awarded a prize for their category.

The categories (M/F)
C.01 – Junior, 18 to 29 years.
C.02 – Senior, 30 to 39 years.
C.03 – M/40,   40 to 49 years.
C.04 – M/50,  50 to 59 years.
C.05 – M/60,  more than 60.

The prizes
The prizes for runners, Marathon Technical t-shirt, a jar of L’Escala Anchovies, commemorative medal and pack of diverse products.

Race 10 km.

The municipality of l’Escala, in collaboration with the Catalan Athletics Federation, is organizing the 11th Empúries Race (10 km.) of Empúries on Sunday 15 November 2020, which will take place in the incomparable setting of the municipalities of L’Escala and Sant Martí d’Empúries.

The race start:  Museum of Archeology of Empúries, at 8.40 am.

The circuit: 10 km. certified by the Catalan Athletics Federation.

Time limit: 3 hours with the circuit closed to traffic.

Refreshments:  Every 5 km with isotonic drink and fruits.

Registrations: At the web of fotoinstant.com

The trophies
In the Marathon there will be trophies for the first 3 runners in the General Male Category, the first 3 runners in the General Female Category.

The prizes
The prizes for runners, Marathon Technical t-shirt, a jar of L’Escala Anchovies and pack of diverse products.

Race 5 km.

The municipality of l’Escala, in collaboration with the Catalan Athletics Federation, is organizing the 3th Empúries Race (5 km.) of Empúries on Saturday 14 November 2020, which will take place in the incomparable setting of the municipalities of L’Escala and Sant Martí d’Empúries.

The race start:  Museum of Archeology of Empúries, at 5 pm.

The circuit: 5 km. certified by the Catalan Athletics Federation.

Time limit: 2 hours with the circuit closed to traffic.

The registrations
On the website fotoinstant.com or in the sports hall of L’Escala. You can formalize the registration on Saturday 14 november from 11am. to 1pm. at the Sports Pavilion of L’Escala, or one hour before the departure place at Passeig d’Empúries (4 pm).

*One euro if you are already registred in the marathon, half marathon or 10 km race.

The trophies
In the Marathon there will be trophies for the first 3 runners in the General Male Category, the first 3 runners in the General Female Category.

The prizes
Marathon technical t-shirt

The children race

Within the 16th. Empúries Marathon, the Sports Council would like to involve the children in this sportive event. For the Saturday 14 November 2020, they will organize a children race, which will take place in the incomparable setting of the Empúries Promenade and the village of Sant Martí d’Empúries.

The race start: Museum of Archeology of Empúries, at 4 am.

The categories
C1 – Children from 11 to 12 years, 2.000 meters.
C2 – Children from 9 to 10 years, 1.500 meters.
C3 – Children from 7 to 8 years, 1.000 meters.
C4 – Children from 5 to 6 years, 800 meters.
C5 – Children from 3 to 4 years, 400 meters.

The registrations
You can formalize the registration on Saturday 14 November 2020 11am. to 1pm. at the Sports Pavilion of L’Escala, or one hour before the departure place at Passeig d’Empúries (3 pm).

Price: the euro of solidarity.

The trophies
In the Marathon there will be trophies for the first 3 runners in the General Male Category, the first 3 runners in the General Female Category.

The prizes
Marathon technical t-shirt

The registrations

By internet
This option may be used to formalize your application through the website application and make secure payment using any type of credit card.
This application allows you to check the list of entries for the different races.

* Until Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 3 pm.

Registration in cash
You can also formalize your registration in cash.
– Tourist Offices in L’Escala until Thursday, 12 November at 1 pm.
– In the Municipal Pavillon of Sport of L’Escala until Saturday, 14 November at 8 pm.

The prices
The Empúries Marathon: 29 € plus one solidarity euro.
Half Marathon: 19 € plus one solidarity euro.
Race 10 km: 14 € plus one solidarity euro.
Race 5 km: 4 € plus one solidarity euro.
Races for children: the euro of solidarity.

For the runners

Numbers and chips
The edition of the Empúries Expo Sports Marathon be installed in the L’Escala Sports Center and coincide with the collection of numbers and chips. There will be shops that offer their products and sportswear, will be held on Saturday, 14 November 11h. to 13h. am and 16h. to 20h. pm. They can make the latest inscriptions, cash, any of the races (marathon, half marathon and 10 km).

The L’Escala Sports Pavilion is located on Rusiñol 4 street of L’Escala.
44CH+VX  (Maps).
42°07’19.7″N – 3°07’48.0″E

Anchovies tasting
On the 14 November, up 17:00h L’Escala Sports Center will be holding a culinary Tasting of L’Escala Anchovies for all marathon, half marathon, 10 kilometres participants and their supporters. When you pick up your number you can taste one of the town’s traditional foods. Its reputation spans the world and it has maintained the traditional production process with totally natural products over the years.

The services for runners
Locker services at the start line, stage with background music, massages for after the race fruits and isotonic drinks, locker service in the Pavilion.

L’Escala-Empúries

L’Escala is the perfect destination for enjoying your holidays with the family. You will find a wide range of places to stay and restaurants suited to your needs, a large number of nautical, sporting and recreational activities designed for adults and children, a long list of things to do to enjoy yourself and a specific entertainment programme for children. We also have a coastline whose characteristics make it ideal for children to enjoy the beaches.

The Empúries Marathon.
A whole world to discover.