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General

Are you insured?

We have liability insurance, but we do not have medical insurance – that is your responsibility.  You will be required to sign a Participant Waiver before the start of any Running Ibiza activity in which you participate.  Contact us if you would like more information about this before booking or participating in an activity. 

Are you first aid trained?

All our guides are qualified first aiders and carry a small first aid kit with them on the Trail Runs and City Running Tours.  If you have any health concerns about participating in a Running Ibiza activity, discuss it with your doctor first – you are responsible for your own health needs. 

Health and Safety

Your health and safety are your responsibility.  Do not run if you don’t feel well, and always follow the instructions of your guide/trainer.  If you have any health concerns about participating in a Running Ibiza activity, discuss it with your doctor first – you are responsible for your own health needs. 

What happens if it’s raining or the weather is bad?

At Running Ibiza, we run in almost all weathers!  Activities are not cancelled due to the weather unless conditions make it dangerous.  Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather (check the forecast!).

What if I need to cancel, rearrange, reduce or increase the number of people?

Cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance of the start of the activity are refunded in full.  The refund will be processed by us within 24 hours.  No refund is given for cancellations with less than 72 hours’ advance notice.

Subject to the availability of a new time & date convenient for both parties, you can rearrange (to a new date/time) your activity up to 48 hours in advance of the start of the activity.

You can reduce the number of people on your booking at any point up to the start of the activity, and the refund for the reduction will be processed by us within 24 hours.

You can increase the number of people on your booking at any point up to the start of the activity, but the outstanding balance must be paid in advance of the start of the activity.

What languages are the activities available in?

Currently all the activities are only available in English (with some intermediate Spanish thrown in if you’d like!) – watch this space for the addition of activities in Spanish.

City Running Tours

What is a Running Tour?

A running tour (also known as sightjogging/sightrunning) is like a walking tour, except we run between the sights instead of walking!  Which means you get to do some exercise whilst orientating yourself around Ibiza Town, finding out about the best places to eat, drink and hang out, and hearing a lot of fun anecdotes!

Am I fit enough / fast enough to take part in a City Running Tour?

If you are currently able to run/walk 5k without stopping, you will be able to complete a City Running Tour.  We will run at your pace and we will stop frequently.  The tour will cover 8k, in approximately 2 hours.  

I’m a fast runner – can you keep up with me?

Speed is not the focus of our running tours, as we make multiple stops and want to give you the time to take in everything we show and tell you, and to take lots of photos.  So if you’re a fast runner, you will run slower than normal during a running tour!

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes (suitable for the weather and time of day – please check the forecast!) & running shoes.   On sunny days you will also benefit from sunglasses and a cap, if you have them.   We stop frequently so you might benefit from having a long sleeved top (which you can tie around your waist if you get too hot).

Make sure you put on high factor sun lotion before you leave for the run, even if it is not sunny when you leave!

What should I bring?

Your guide will carry some water but if you have one, please bring a bottle of water you can run with.

Where do we meet? Where can I park? Can you collect me from my accommodation?

The meeting point is on the Paseo de Joan Carles 1, in Botafoch.  There are free parking spaces on the street however these can be very full during the summer.  Alternatively there is free parking at Es Gorg next to Ikea, which is a 0.6km warm-up jog away from the meeting point. Unfortunately for insurance purposes we cannot drive you from your accommodation to the meeting point or vice versa.

Where can I leave my things whilst we’re running?

There is no bag drop at the start of the running tour, but your guide can carry a small amount of keys, credit cards & cash, at your own risk.

Can I bring my dog?

If you have a behaved & trained dog you are welcome to bring them. They will need to stay on the lead throughout the tour, as we will constantly be near to roads.

Can I bring my kids?

Children aged 11 and over are allowed to join their parents/legal guardians on a City Running Tour, as long as the parents/legal guardians are confident in their kids’ ability to run 8k over 2 hours, with multiple stops.  The parent/legal guardian will need to sign a Participant Waiver form on behalf of anyone under 18.  

Trail Running

How long are the trail runs?

We have routes of various distances from 5k to 15k. Contact us to discuss the best trail for you!

What type of terrain are the trail runs on?

Our trail runs include trail paths, dirt tracks, clay tracks, hinterland, beaches, loose rocks and yes, some pavement & tarmac. Contact us to discuss the best trail for you!

How difficult are the trails?

We have trails of different levels of difficulty – which we grade based on distance and elevation.  All have different surfaces to keep things interesting and challenging, and of course beautiful views! Contact us to discuss the best trail for you!

Do I need to be an experienced trail runner to participate?

No.  If you have no or little experience we have easier trails we can choose from, and we can run at a pace you feel comfortable with!  Contact us to discuss the best trail for you!

I’m a fast runner - can you keep up with me?

We work with running partners of different abilities, so we can accommodate fast runners! Contact us to discuss the best trail for you!

How do I know whether to book 1, 1.5 or 2 hours for a trail?

You can either contact us to discuss the options before you book, or you can book for the length of time you would like to run for, and we will discuss the best options with you after you have booked. 

What happens if a run takes more or less time than I have paid for?

We will select the best trail for you based on how long you want to run for, and your usual pace (which we will discuss with you before or after you book).  We will try to ensure the run stays within 15 minutes of the agreed duration, including adding/removing distance if need be.  We will not charge for additional time spent running unless you request to extend a run during the run.  Anything up to 1 hour is charged as a full hour, however if you have booked for 1.5 or 2 hours and for some reason the run takes 20 minutes (or more) less than the paid-for time, we will refund the appropriate difference (so that you pay for either 1 or 1.5 hours, as appropriate). 

Can I stop to take photos?

Definitely!  You can also stop for water breaks, loo breaks, or just to have a rest! 

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes (suitable for the weather and time of day – please check the forecast!) & running shoes.   On sunny days you will also benefit from sunglasses and a cap, if you have them.   Also, make sure you put on high factor sun lotion before you leave for the run, even if it is not sunny when you leave!

What should I bring?

Your guide will carry some water but if you have one, please bring a bottle of water you can run with.

Where do we meet? Can you collect me from my accommodation?

The meeting point will depend on the trail – contact us to discuss the best trail for you. If you want to start the run from your accommodation, we will assess the feasibility and try to find something that works. Unfortunately for insurance purposes we cannot drive you from your accommodation to the start of a route or vice versa. We will provide full directions & parking advice for the meeting point.

Where can I leave my things whilst we’re running?

Your guide can carry a small amount of keys, credit cards & cash, at your own risk.

Can I bring my dog?

If you have a behaved & trained dog you are welcome to bring them. Dependent on the trail, they will need to be on a lead on the roads & some of the beaches.

Can I bring my kids?

Children aged 11 and over are allowed to join their parents/legal guardians on a trail run.  The parent/legal guardian will need to sign a Participant Waiver form on behalf of anyone under 18.   Contact us to discuss which trail is most appropriate for younger runners.

Couch to 5k

Am I fit enough to start / complete the ‘Couch to 5k’ training programme?

The ‘Couch to 5k’ plan is designed for absolute beginners.  If you can walk briskly for 25 minutes at the moment, you should be fit enough to start the training programme.  The plan works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. Week one involves running for just a minute at a time, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start.  It is important to stick to the plan to minimise your risk of getting injured, and to ensure you can complete the programme.  However, if you have any health concerns about beginning the Couch to 5k programme, discuss it with your doctor first – you are responsible for your own health needs. 

Can I share the programme with a friend/friends?

Yes, you can complete the 9 week programme with up to 2 other people (so 3 people in total).  However, it means we will need to run at the pace of the slowest person in the group.  It will be the customers’ responsibility to find a time & location each week that everyone in the group can make.  If any part of the group needs to drop out of an agreed session, the session will go ahead without them and they will need to complete the missed session on their own, ahead of the next accompanied session.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes (suitable for the weather and time of day) & running shoes.  If you are unsure if your shoes are suitable for running, please have a chat with us about this before starting the Couch to 5k programme.  It’s very important that you wear proper running shoes and not fashion trainers, which will not provide you with the appropriate support to de-risk the chance of injury.  It is also recommended that ladies wear a sports bra.   

What if I get injured and cannot run?

We really hope this doesn’t happen, and will guide you through a warm up and stretch down at each session, to de-risk the chance of injury as much as possible.  However, in the event that you do get injured, any remaining sessions will be put on hold until you are able to run again.  The sessions will start at the level you had achieved before they stopped.  Dependent on how long a break you have taken, you may need to train to get back up to your previous level – either by yourself, or by purchasing top up sessions from us.

Why does it say “5k (or 30 minutes)” on your website?

The main goal is to complete the programme in full. By the end of the programme, you will be able to run 30 minutes without stopping.  For the majority of people, this equates to 5k (or perhaps slightly more).  However, the most important thing is that we will run at your pace, and that after 9 weeks, you can run for 30 minutes without stopping – however far that is!