Explore Bilbao by night and get fit with the Bilbao Night Marathon this Saturday

Guggenheim Museum

Exploring a magical city like Bilbao by night is always a pleasure, but have you ever thought about taking in the sights while running a night marathon? This Saturday, 19 October, the Basque city will light up the night and see marathon and half marathon runners stretching their legs into the small hours with the 5th annual Bilbao Night Marathon.

This popular annual event gives runners the option of running a slightly less strenuous seven kilometre ‘Carrera Pirata’ or pirate race, a 21 kilometre half marathon or a full 42 kilometre marathon.

The Bilbao Night Marathon aims to promote the sporting side of the city and allows participants to experience it in a completely different way. All three races start and finish in the esplanade of the Frank Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum, which is a highlight of the event, as well as taking in other iconic buildings and bridges across the city, which are all lit up especially for the event.

The 21K half marathon and the 42K marathon both start at 9pm from the Guggenheim Museum, with the Carrera Pirata starting fifteen minutes later. Hundreds of locals line the streets to cheer on the runners, creating a brilliantly exciting atmosphere.

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