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Local Running Races

LiveTheLifeinEcuador  | May 8, 2015

Warm up and get ready to sprint! Here are some of the hottest and most-awaited races in Ecuador.

Galapagos Running Adventure and Sierra Negra Volcano Galapagos Marathon
When: April 10 – 18, 2015
Where: Galapagos National Park

Spanning a total of 9 days, this running adventure will take you in and around one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse places on earth. The race starts at the rolling highlands of San Cristobal Island and will culminate on Isabela Island for the Sierra Negra Volcano Galapagos Marathon. For more details, log on to

Racing the Planet: Ecuador 2015
When: July 26 – August 1, 2015
Where: Quorum Quito Convention Center, Quito, Ecuador

Rugged highlands, national parks, snow-capped mountains, and indigenous Inca villages are just some of the landscapes you’ll pass through in Racing the Planet: Ecuador. On its eight year, the Roving Race takes runners on a 7-day, 6-stage, 155-mile running tour around the country. It’s a grueling ultra-running event that will test each runner’s endurance and will. For more information, head over to

Maratón de Guayaquil
When: October 4, 2015
Where: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Held annually, the Guayaquil Marathon is one of the most awaited running events in Ecuador. Runners have the option to run a full marathon (with an official distance of 42 kilometers) or a half marathon (with a distance of 10 kilometers). The course will pass through some of Guayaquil’s most iconic attractions, such as the El Velero Bridge, the Malecon 2000, and the Barcelona Sporting Club Stadium.