If you've answered yes to any of the above, then look no further. Yes you could do London and New York half marathons but you would be spending an arm and a leg.
Instead, book your flights, stay with us and enjoy this fun packed weekend for both children and adults (whether you run or not). And to make it even more interesting you can run dressed up as it's Carnival weekend!
Your weekend can start with a children's run between the ages of 5 and 13 (corrida da criança). This ranges from 300 metres to 1 km. It's a perfect way to get your children involved in outdoor activities and adds a little extra something to your holiday in Portugal. If they need persuading, dress them in a carnival costume which is guaranteed to be entertaining.
Sunday is when the sweaty palms and nervous butterflies start kicking in. There are two races on Sunday, the 5 km and the half marathon.
The starting gun goes off at 10:00 sharp for the half marathon and the 5 km starts 5 minutes later at 10:05. Both take slightly different routes.
Your 5 km race will take you through an uphill start for round 1.8 km until it flattens off and heads down a long straight road.
The half marathon as it always does also starts uphill and flattens out meandering around the coast road to Guincho beach, the "surfers" beach. At the end you'll go round a traffic cone and come back the way you came. It's a perfect way to enjoy Cascais and run on the coastal road with Sintra hills in the distance and the waves crashing on the rocks on your side.