Rio de Janeiro Marathon

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Event Information

  • Saturday, June 18 (Half Marathon) 
  • Sunday, June 19 (Marathon, 10K & 5K)
  • 6:30am – Half Marathon (Saturday, June 18) 
  • 7:00am – Marathon (Sunday, June 19)
  • 8:00am – 10K & 5K Family Runs (Sunday, June 19) 

COURSE - The 26.2 course weaves through city streets starting and finishing in Flamengo on beautiful loop course.  With the Serra do Mar Mountains rising inland from Rio’s fabulous shoreline, this scenery with oceans to your right and mountains to your left, makes this event one of the more picturesque marathons in the world.  The half-marathon tour starts in Leblon and takes you through the most famous beaches in Rio (Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo and Flamengo).

TEMPERATURE – June is the late fall/early winter season in Rio, but the average temperature still is 70F (21C).  The temperature drops to a comfortable 68F in the evening (18C). 


  • $360 VIP Marvelous City Challenge (21K & 42K)
  • $180 VIP Marathon or Half Marathon 
  • $120 VIP Family 10K or 5K

ELIGIBILITY – The minimum age limit for the marathon is 21 years old, 18 for the half-marathon, and 12 years for the 5KM race.  

TIME LIMIT - The course time limit for the Marathon is six (6) hours, Half-Marathon is three (3) hours and the 10K / 5K Family Run is 90 minutes.  

NUMBER PICKUP – A time will be organized for the group to stop at the Expo to pick up your race bib during the city tour.  The Expo is open June 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM; June 17 from 9 AM to 7 PM; and June 18 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Casa Maratona located at Marina da Gloria (Aterro do Flamengo).

DIFFICULTY: Mostly flat, with heat and humidity.