If you are thinking of buying a property in Valencia and you enjoy running as a sport or you would like to start a new exercise, you will find that this part of the world is one of the best places to run in Spain. Many people of all ages, sizes and abilities are taking to the streets, country lanes, mountains and beach promenades to enjoy a run in beautiful surrounds and in a safe environment. There are running events regularly available in Valencia city, ranging from fun 5km runs, night runs, fancy dress runs right through to the famous Valencia city Marathon, which is always held in November.
I am proud to say that I successfully competed my first 42.10km Trinidad Alfonso Marathon of Valencia city last year (2014). I must say it was an absolute pleasure, with every street and pavement throughout Valencia city lined with spectating crowds all enthusiastically cheering, with different musical bands playing at regular points on the street circuit to give you that extra boost.
The run gives you the chance to see and appreciate the beautiful city of Valencia on foot with its diverse architecture, charming streets and squares rather than racing around by car. The support events like this always gain further demonstrates the warm nature of the people living in Valencia, who help to create a fantastic atmosphere for all the family to enjoy even if you are not a runner yourself.
I am looking forward to running this wonderful event again this year together with other well-managed runs open to everyone throughout the Valencia province where you always feel very welcome. If you are a running enthusiast or just a beginner you will always find there is some running event in your town available wherever you buy your home in Valencia. Various running events are held throughout all of the towns and each event brings with them a festival atmosphere. Full details of all the running events available throughout Valencia and Spain can be found on this website.
By Simon Creed, owner of Azahar Properties