Being the third largest of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is home to more than 50 beaches, recreational sports, superb restaurants, and delicious local cuisines.
Ibiza offers beautiful landscapes such as scenic waterfront promenades, beaches, salt flats, valleys, and parks, and of course the favorable Mediterranean climate that makes running enjoyable
Running races in Ibiza could mean anything from running along scenic waterfront promenades, up and down the valley as well as along the flat terrain for urban runs.
Running races in Ibiza can fit any runner, whether you’re a novice or an experienced athlete. These races give you the chance to sightsee some of the local and historical landmarks of the island such as ancient ruins.
Below are top running races in Ibiza this year;
1. Ibiza Marathon
Date: 9 April 2022
Distance: 12km, 20km, 42km, 42km (relay)
The race will kick off and finish at Santa Eulària des Riu. The course for this race is hilly and will take runners through Camí Vell Can Fornet, a village with a plush forest and an amazing backdrop of the sea.
The 12km and 20km participants will get most of the sceneries as they’ll pass through the astounding Castle of Dalt Vila, and of course, past the old town, a heritage UNESCO site which will have you admiring its buildings, alcoves, and historic walls. You can always go to the beach for a refreshing swim after a wild run.
2. Ibiza Media Marathon
Date: 1 May 2022
Distance: 10km, 21km
This marathon will take runners through the scenic vistas of the town of Saint Josep through some awe-inspiring places such as San Jorge It’s also passed through Cala Jondal, a trendy and exclusive beach known for its surrounding pines and a popular place for the rich. The race is a perfect opportunity to explore this magical island.
3. Ibiza Half Triathlon
Date: 23 October2022
The triathlon will start from Figueretas beach in Ibiza at 8 am. Anyone who is fit physically and mentally can join this super exciting race that includes 2km of swimming, 85 km of cycling, and 21km of running.
As usual, winners will be given cash prizes and the rest of the participants who manage to reach the finish line will be given commemorative medals.
4. 3 Dias Trail Ibiza
Date: 2-4 December 2022
Distance: 10km, 28km, 48km, 88km
The race will occur towards the end of November just past the peak summer season. This will be great as expenses will be much cheaper allowing you have more fun on this holiday island.
The race is divided into three stages; the first stage is the night run with the second stage being categorized into 10km, half marathon, marathon, and ultra-marathon and the last stage will be a 10km run along some of the spectacular places of this magical island.
5. IV Aquatló de Sant Antoni 2022
Date: TBA SOON
Distance: 1km, 5km
This aquathlon will start at San Antoni de Portmany, at 9:00. In this race, you will cover a 1km race of open water swimming and a 5km race of running. And as for the junior category, they’ll cover 500 meters of swimming and 2.5 km of running for an unforgettable running experience.
6. X Cursa Trail de Sant Jordi 2022
Date: TBA SOON
This road race will kick off at Ca’n Guerxo Sports Center at 8 am. Runners will pass through forest trails and dirt roads, with impressive views of mixed landscapes.
7. CRI Vertical Es Broll 2022
Date: TBA SOON
Organized by Trideporte, and the Balearic Athletics Federation, this trail running will start at 9 am in Ibiza town. The trails will run through the municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany, in Ibiza. You can also participate in the Trail of Es Broll trail running, which will take place the following day and has also been organized by Trideporte.
8. Milla Urbana Isla de Ibiza
Date: TBA SOON
This annual event takes place opposite the port of San Antonio. The course of this race is flat and goes around the street circuit, hence any person of any fitness level can participate. This race also provides an ideal opportunity to explore this charming town of Sant Antoni de Portmany.
9. VI Sant Carles Trail 2022
Date: 27 February 2022
This hilly race will take place at the parish of Sant Carles de Peralta in the municipality of Santa Eulalia Del Río. Awards will be given to the first three of each category. Also, participants’ safety is guaranteed as the organization will implant a tracking device that will help monitor the runners.
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