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2024 malaga full & half marathon

The Running Channel Malaga

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Join The Running Channel and Sports Tours International at the 2024 Malaga Marathon. Featuring a full and half marathon distance, both routes share a start and finish line in the historic centre of Malaga. The flat course passes the most beautiful parts of the city near the Alcazaba Moorish fortress from the Islamic era, and the Roman Theatre or Castillo de Gibralfaro. Run alongside Andy, Sarah, other members of The Running Channel team (and maybe even Rick), before celebrating in style at a private party and podcast recording.


Escape for some winter sun!

Join the largest running community out there! We are super excited to be teaming up with The Running Channel to bring to you the chance to hang out with the team for pre-race briefings, shakeout runs, an exclusive after-party (including a live podcast recording) and a chance to run one of the most exciting running events in Spain!

A city that epitomises the Andalusian lifestyle, Malaga is set along the sparkling coastline of the Costa del Sol. Explore charming laneways, natural landscapes, and energetic plazas. Malaga is known for its museums, art, and amazing cuisine.

Included in your package

  • 3 nights at the NH Malaga hotel
  • Breakfast included
  • Optional marathon or half marathon entry
  • Meet and Greet drinks on Friday night
  • 5km shakeout run on Saturday morning
  • Race briefing on Saturday morning
  • Escort to the marathon expo
  • Post race celebration with the TRC team and a live podcast recording
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NH Malaga
NH Malaga

From touring trendy restaurants and bars to exploring ancient cathedrals, the four-star hotel NH Malaga is your gateway to the ultimate Andalucian adventure. Conveniently located a mere 600 meters from the train station in the heart of the city's historic center, the hotel offers immediate access to the area's top attractions.


Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower

3 nights

Please note that the price is based on 2 people sharing a room with double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a sole occupancy of a room.










13 December

Arrival day and welcome drinks

Upon arrival, please check into the NH Malaga Hotel. Today you will be welcomed by a Sports Tours representative who will be on hand throughout the weekend. Tonight we are hosting welcome drinks, the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow runners and the Sports Tours and Running Channel teams.


14 December

5K warm up run and expo

After breakfast, join The Running Channel for a 5K shakeout run to get your legs moving pre-race day. After, join our race brief to go over race day logistics and to answer any questions that you may have. Then the Sports Tours team will escort you to the race expo to collect your race bibs and explore.

15 December

Race day!

Today you will line the streets of Malaga with thousands of other runners before taking on the Half Marathon or Marathon. Afterwards, celebrate in style with our post marathon after party including a live podcast recording!

16 December

Departure day

Today is departure day, please check out of your hotel and continue with your onward journey.

Marathon entry +


Half Marathon +


Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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