Join GFNY Marathon Quito on October 9, 2022
The race starts at Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, at 2800 meters above sea level. It opens up with a flat segment of more than 8 km along Avenue 6 de diciembre all the way to the Historic Downtown Center of the city.
There, you will encounter a series of rolling hills until the course enters Avenida Maldonado, crossing the south of the city up to the turn around point at CC Quicentro Sur.
You race through Quito’s downtown with its many colonial churches and monuments of the 16th century, pass through the modern city, crossing the Av. Amazonas until you reach the finish line back the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium.
Marathon – 41.6 km / 452 m +
Half Marathon – 21.7 km / 210 m+
Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, is located on the hillside of the Andean mountain at 9350ft above sea level. It was built over the foundation of an older Inca city and it is famous for its well preserved colonial downtown, with several churches from XVI and XVII century, and other buildings that mixes European and indigenous styles.
Quito is the first city declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is surrounded by 12 volcanos, many of them snowy ones, among them Pichincha volcano, Cotopaxi, Antisana and Cayambe, they make up a Majestic Andean contour that goes along with such amazing weather, sunny and cool, with an average temperature of 65F. Its people are very warm, the food is amazing and diverse, with a wide offer of restaurants and bars to enjoy the best Andean and international cuisine.
Around Quito, you will find ancient forests, home of the beautiful spectacled bear and from where you can enjoy trekking, bird and exotic fauna watching, sport activities (rivers and lakes), volcanos, archaeological Parks, natural reserves, among many other exciting activities. Also, a few miles from Quito Downtown you will find the famous Middle of the World monument and park, where you can enjoy a delicious Ecuadorean coffee or maybe a cup of traditional mulled wine, you wouldn’t like to miss the experience of standing between two hemispheres, exactly at 0 latitude.
All athletes receive the official GFNY Marathon Quito singlet, which is mandatory attire at the marathon.
Registration is open now here.
CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION
Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) is located 18km east of Quito and is one of the busiest airports in South America.
UIO serves as the largest hub for Avianca Ecuador and LATAM Ecuador. The airport services 18 airlines including direct flights from North and South Americas and Europe.