If you’re in Ibiza and you’ve searched ‘running races near me’ or ‘half marathons near me’ – look no further! You may be surprised to hear that Ibiza is a very sporty island. There are Running Races in Ibiza almost every weekend outside of the peak summer months – many of them are Road Races but the Trail Races on this green & hilly island are really special.
There are a lot of Running Clubs in Ibiza and their members turn out at the races in force, all wearing full-on club strip. Some races have very generous prizes for top performers in their category, and most races put on a far better food spread than Running Ibiza ever experienced in the UK! Entry costs are generally very cheap (a couple are even FREE!) and many races have events for kids and/or walkers beforehand . Normally you can collect your number in advance of the day of the race (location dependent on the race).
To help you find a race, below is a list of the Ibiza Running Races (plus a couple in Formentera) that tend to take place each year (but obviously you should check out the event website to ensure it’s definitely happening on the year you want to visit!), plus links to other websites that are useful references:
List of Ibiza Running Races (& Formentera)
(In chronological order, with event website links, where available):
- Pujada al Puig de Missa: 11k Trail / 2.2k Road (plus a 700m Road Race for Kids) (Trail & Road)
The first race of the year starts on the Santa Eulària seafront & finishes at the top of the church hill (the ‘Puig de Missa’). Held on the third weekend in January. No website but entries are via Sportmaniacs.
- Lidl to Lidl: 24k or 9k (Trail)
Very hilly but beautiful trail races, normally the second weekend in February. Big bags of Lidl goodies for the Top 3 in each Category. The 23k starts at Sant Antoni Lidl & finishes at Can Bufí Lidl, outside Ibiza Town. The 9k starts & finishes at Can Bufí. Entries are via Runedia: 24k entries. 9k entries.
Cursa Flor d’Ametller: 7.5k (plus shorter distances for beginners & kids) (Road)
Really beautiful race which starts and ends in the village of Santa Inés, at the time of the almond blossom – one of the most special times in Ibiza. Takes place on the 3rd weekend in February. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Milla y 10k Sant Jordi: Mile & 10k (plus shorter distances for kids) (Road)
This race starts in Sant Jordi and is held on the 1st of March (whatever day of the week that is!). No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
Cursa Per la Dona Ibiza: 2.5k Race or Walk (Road)
This race has the objective to promote and enhance sports participation amongst women, and therefore here at Running Ibiza, we love it! Only females can enter as individuals, however men can enter as a pair with a female – the pair must finish at the same time. Starts and finishes in Ibiza Town. In the last 2 years this has been held on the second Sunday in March. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Passeig a Passeig: 15k (plus shorter distances for kids, and a non-competitive bike ride for all) (Road)
The 15k leaves Ibiza Town & finishes in Santa Eulària . All the other events start and finish in Santa Eulària. Takes place on the third weekend in March. No website but entries are via Sportmaniacs.
Cursa per Muntanya Sa Talaia: 17k Race or 8k Walk (Trail)
Tough trail run starting and finishing in Sant Josep and climbing Ibiza’s highest point, Sa Talaia. Held on the 4th weekend in March. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Cursa Popular Portus Magnus: 3k (plus shorter distances for beginners & kids) (Road)
A family-friendly event in San Antonio. In previous years the event was held around the third week of April but in 2019 it was the last Sunday in March. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Ibiza Marathon / Shared Marathon (21k + 21k Relay) / 12k (Road)
International Race, very well organised and with a real party atmosphere – from the expo to the supporters along the route. The races take place the first weekend in April and all finish in Santa Eulària. The Marathon and Relay start in Ibiza Town.
- Ibiza Media Maraton: Half Marathon or 10k (Road)
In 2020 this race will be held on the first Saturday in May (moved from end of April in 2019). The half marathon starts in Sant Josep & the 10k starts in Sant Jordi. Both finish in Ibiza Town.
- 1/2 Marató Popular de Formentera: Half Marathon or 8k (Road)
International race on the beautiful island of Formentera – you can get there by boat from Ibiza in under an hour. Held on the late afternoon of the second or third Saturday in May. You can pick your number up the day before or the same morning. Both races are A to B routes and finish in the port of La Savina.
- Cursa I Caminata Viure Sense Tabac: 5k Race or Walk (Road)
A coastal route from Sant Josep to Sant Antoni to celebrate life without tobacco. There are prizes for teams with the most number of finishers (running or walking). Takes place on the 3rd or 4th weekend in May.
- Blue Challenge Night Run: 25k (Trail)
Out and back, hilly night run (x2 laps) which leaves from Sant Mateu and turns in Santa Inés. Takes place second weekend in June. There is an event website but entries are normally via Sportmaniacs.
- Cursa Per La Salut: 5k Race or 10k Walk (Trail)
A small and friendly race in the beautiful Sant Jordi countryside, just outside Ibiza Town. Normally the third weekend in June.
Milla Urbana + 5Km Es Pujols: 1 Mile & 5k (plus shorter distances for kids) (Road)
These races are held in the town of Es Pujols, in Formentera. The mile consists of 2 laps of an 800m circuit and the 5k is 6 laps of the same circuit plus 200m. Held on the first or second weekend of July. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Cursa Trail Sant Jordi: 16k (Trail)
Amazing scenery on this tough, hilly race starting and finishing in Sant Jordi, which normally takes place on 14th or 15th August. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- CxM Ruta Norte: 20k & 5k (Trail)
2018 was the inaugural event for this race, which starts and finishes in Sant Joan. A tough but stunning route which on the 20k takes in a lot of the coastline and even a flooded tunnel! Will be held on 15th September in 2019 (2018 was 3rd weekend in September). No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
Cursa Popular Pla de Sant Mateu: 10k Race or 5k Walk (Road)
This race starts and finishes in Sant Mateu, Ibiza’s equivalent of ‘wine country’. Unfortunately this is not the Médoc and there is no wine given out during the race, but if you return on the 3rd week of December you can enjoy the free wine and sobrassada sausage at the annual Wine Festival. Held on the last Sunday in September.
- Milla Isla de Ibiza +5k: Mile & 5k (plus shorter distances for kids) (Road)
Now in it’s 34th year, this event takes place in San Antonio port on the first weekend in October. You can run both races with one number/chip. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Pujada A La Mola: 7.5k (plus shorter distances for kids)
Another Formentera race, which starts in Es Caló de Sant Agustí and finishes in the village of El Pilar La Mola, the highest point on the island. Always held on the 12th of October. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Cursa I Minicursa Popular Toni Costa Balanzat: 5k (plus shorter distances for kids) (Road)
A very urban race which takes place on the Ibiza Town ring road, on the 3rd weekend in October. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Ibiza Trail Maratón: Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k (plus shorter distances for kids, the day before) (Trail)
International race which starts and finishes in Sant Antoni. The races have elevation gains of 2000m, 800m & 200m respectively. Takes place on the last Sunday in October (or 1st November if that is a Sunday).
- Sant Carles Trail: 12.5k (plus a 5k for beginners & a walk) (Trail)
A very hilly race which finishes in Sant Carles, where the entrants for the 12.5k start in pairs according to their predicted finish time – in other words, a handicap race. In 2019 this race has moved from February to the 17th November. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
Cross Popular Formentera: 5.2k (plus shorter distances for kids) (Road)
This race takes place in Ses Illetas in Formentera, and it’s FREE. You can register at the start of the race up to 30 minutes before the start. 3rd weekend in November. (As with most (all?) races in Formentera, runners get a discount on the ferry from Ibiza, plus a free coach transfer from Sa Savina Port in Formentera.)
- 3 Días Trail Ibiza: Day 1 10k (Road) | Day 2 88km Ultra / Marathon / Half Marathon (Trail) | Day 3 10k (Road)
This event starts on the last Friday in November. Friday is a flat, night-time race in Sant Antoni. Saturday you have a choice of 3 different trail races. Sunday is a hilly 10k race around Ibiza Town, taking in much of the UNESCO World Heritage Dalt Vila. You can participate in 1, 2 or 3 days. There are opportunities to earn ITRA points towards the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.
Cursa Popular Eivissa Patrimoni De La Humanitat: 10km (plus shorter distances for kids) (Road)
A popular race which runs through the UNESCO World Heritage Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town, on the second Saturday in December. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Cursa Popular De Sa Salsa: 6k (plus shorter distances for kids) (Road)
Starts & ends in Sant Josep, and is held on the 3rd or 4th weekend in December. No website but entries are via Elite Chip.
- Pujada a la Catedral: 2.3k (Road)
The last race of the year, held on the last Sunday in December, is FREE! And open to everyone 10 & older. It’s short but very steep (which is why it’s called ‘Ascent to the Cathedral’), starting in Ibiza Town Port & finishing in front of the Cathedral at the top of the UNESCO World Heritage Dalt Vila. Although it’s free, you must register in advance (normally by the Friday evening before the race). No website but registration is via Elite Chip.
Useful Website Links:
- Elite Chip manage the entries and timing of many Running Races in Ibiza, so their website is a great resource. Search based on ‘Eivissa’ and ‘Running’ or ‘Trail Running’
- Club Atletismo Ibiza keep their list of Ibiza Running Events pretty up to date
- Latest list of key sporting events, including Running Races, in each of the Municipalities of Ibiza (only in Castilian/Spanish or Catalan):
- See the list of running clubs in Ibiza at the bottom of our Running Group page, if you want to join an Ibiza Running Club
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Last Updated: June 2019.