Run Azores - October 6-8, 2023
Thank you for visiting the RunAzores website. We have fixed the date of the Challenge in 2023 as October 6-8, but we still finalising details with our hotel partners before we are ready to open for bookings. The race information is accurate and up to date but page outlining the itinerary and prices are illustrative based on the programme for 2022.
After a two year absence we were delighted to be back in the Azores in 2022 to deliver the third edition of Run Azores. Run Azores is a three-day running challenges, which covers the marathon distance over a long weekend. The event starts with an early evening 5K in Ponta Delgada on Friday October 6 before moving to the east of the island of Sao Miguel for the Tronqueira 18K trail run, which finishes in the town of Nordeste. Run Azores reaches its climax with the wonderful Volcano Run around Sete Cidades on Sunday October 8. The final run which covers much of its distance on the rim of a Volcano is just over 19K, but don't be deceived it's a tough, tough run, particularly two days of hard racing and in combination it will feel like one of the toughest marathons you've ever run. .
While competition at the front of the field is fierce, there are no cut-offs for any of the races. Although Run Azores is definitely a challenging trail race, it's also a great way to discover, explore and experience the island of Sao Miguel - the largest in the Azores - at ground level in combination with a luxurious island holiday.