Corrida Fim da Europa | Info
The Organisers

The Fim da Europa Race is organised by the Municipality of Sintra, in collaboration with Podium Events.



This is probably the testimony that best defines Corrida Fim da Europa's race.

Visiting one of the most enchanting landscapes in Portugal, the Vila de Sintra - UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been welcoming thousands of athletes for more than 30 years who, year after year, in the first month of each year, challenge the mysticism of Serra de Sintra.

Its characteristics, of unparalleled beauty, give it the right to be considered among the top 10 in the book World’s Ultimate Running Races, by Harper Colling Publishers, which highlights the 500 most emblematic races worldwide.

The race with a total distance of 16,945 meters, both because of the toughness of the race, the route, as well as the weather conditions that are usually felt in Sintra in January, makes it even more challenging on the last Sunday of January.

Departing in the heart of Sintra, in front of the Fonte Mourisca, passing by Largo Rainha Dona Amélia, the route continues on the Rampa da Penha, Peninha Forest Zone, winding through the Sintra mountain range, between curve and counter-curve for the first 4 kilometers are always going up. Between kilometer 4 and 10 the route oscillates between ascents and descents without great difficulty.

Arriving at kilometer 10 is what can be called “wall”, in which, surrounded by imposing trees, the route is always going up over a kilometer, which in its final phase of the climb reaches 15% of inclination.

The last part of the race is always descending over 6 km, enjoying the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean, which serves as the amphitheater of the Meta placed right on top of the cliffs and next to the Cabo da Roca Lighthouse, the most western location on the European continent.

As the greatest Portuguese epic work by Luís Vaz de Camões says, "HERE WHERE THE LAND END AND THE SEA BEGINS" is where one of the oldest national races ends.



 When validating their registration, all Participants accept these rules, which are set out in the event's regulations. In case of doubt, they must inform the Organization and submit their questions in writing, via email

Making and validating his registration, each participant agrees with the terms and conditions of registration and participation in the Corrida Fim da Europa and with all the conditions of the Rules subscribing in particular the points contained in Article 10:

  1. I have read and agree with the regulation of Corrida Fim da Europa, available on the website;
  2. I am aware of my state of health and confirm that I have all the physical and psychological conditions to participate in the race;
  3. I assume that I will not participate in the race if my health conditions change after registration;
  4. I am aware of the content of the current insurance policy;
  5. When participating in the race, I freely and unconditionally authorize the Organization and the event partners to use my image. As such, I give up all the rights to use my image, namely captured in photographs and footage that will take place during the race, waiving the receipt of any amount that may be earned with its disclosure in supporting communication pieces;
  6. I participate in the race of my own free will, exempting the Organization, partners, directors, employees and other companies related to the organization of the race from any responsibility resulting from my participation, before, during and after the same (as for example loss of personal effects for theft, damage, or other circumstances).
  7. I know the conditions for canceling the Event that I fully accept


As in everything in life, we believe that civility, respect and responsibility are fundamental principles in the participation of each one in an event such as the Corrida Fim da Europa.

In this sense, we leave some important guidelines for the practice sports in group, in order to have the safest and best experience possible on the day of the race, and so we can repeat it for many years with the least impact on the environment and for everyone.


1. Environmental Responsibility

This is one of the main causes embraced by the organization of Corrida Fim de Europa, trying above all to make athletes aware of the need to change behaviors, essential for the preservation of the natural scenarios where these events are organized and for their continuity over time.

The Corrida Fim da Europa takes place mostly in the Serra de Sintra, a protected area of ​​enormous beauty and environmental value. This fact should be a reason for all the people involved in this event, from the organization to the participants to behave in an exemplary manner, safeguarding the value of this natural landscape and the sustainability of the Corrida Fim da Europa.

Such behavior involves small gestures and the attitude of not throwing the garbage outside the designated areas. It means saving hours of an arduous task carried out by the volunteers along the way, searching for and picking up the rest of the wrappers left by the athletes, so that the great celebration of the Corrida Fim da Europa will leave only good memories.


2. Remember where you are

The Corrida Fim da Europa is a competition for everyone where safety, responsibility and respect for all who share the same spaces and routes used in the event override any other component, including the competitive one.


3. Prepare in advance

Make sure that you have prepared a physical preparation appropriate to the effort you are going to make. It is advisable to consult a doctor to check if your health status is compatible with your participation in the Race.


4. Respect the departure times of the two starts

The first 4 kilometers of the route are ascending and cannot support a match with more than 2000 participants without the last athletes not being forced to walk. The existence of both starts serves to provide all athletes with a comfortable and safe race

Respect the indications of the staff members

Do not attempt to start on a schedule other than that which corresponds to you

Get to the start area in advance.


5. Respect others

Respect the forces of authority involved in your security

Respect all elements linked to the organization

Respect all other collaborators - pay special attention, as many of the collaborators are volunteers, not professionals, who offer their time to receive you and for the love of sports.


6. At recovery areas

Pay special attention when approaching recovery areas.

When you stop trying to eat and drink without harming others.

Consume only what is necessary until the next recovery area.

Do not urinate near recovery areas.


7. Communicate with others

Maintain eye contact with everyone who shares the route with you.

Carry your personal identification and at least one debit or credit card.

Carry your mobile phone with you, ensuring that it was your contact that you provided to the organization at the time of registration.


8. In the event of an accident

In the event of an accident, communicate with the organization through the number of SOS on the bib, providing the most accurate and objective information on:

                - The kilometer in which you are witnessing the accident

                - The apparent state of the injured person(s)


The Rules




1. The Organisers

The 32nd running of the "Fim da Europa" race (hereinafter referred to as the "Race") is organized by the following organizations:

Câmara Municipal de Sintra, collective person no. 500051062, registered in the Conservatory of the Commercial Registry of Lisbon, with headquarters at Largo Dr. Virgílio Horta, 2714-501 Sintra.

In collaboration with the following entity:

Podium Events, collective person no. 504197088, registered in the Lisbon Commercial Registry Office, with head office at Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco no. 19 - 6º Dto, in Lisbon.

The above mentioned entities (hereafter referred to as "Organization") organize the Event which is exclusively and compulsorily disputed by the duly registered and accepted participants and under the terms foreseen in these Regulations.


2. Participation:

2.1 Participation Terms:

Participation is open to all duly registered applicants, regardless of nationality or sex, provided that are in good health and capable of prolonged physical exertion.

The 32st "End of Europe" Race is a road athletics event with competitive nature.

The trail, which links the town of Sintra to Cabo da Roca, crosses the Sintra mountain range along its entire length, so please be warned that it is a winding, exhausting and technically difficult trail.

Taking into account that the participants have 2h30 to cover the first 17 km, they will have to take less than 55 minutes to cover the first 5 km and less than 1h50 to cover the 10 km. All athletes that exceed these times when passing through these posts will be considered out of the race.

The liability of the organization in terms of insurance ends when the official timing of the event is closed (see point "5. Insurance" of these regulations).

It will not be allowed to participate with locomotion aids, namely bicycle, skateboard, skates or wheelchair, with animals or baby strollers accompanying.

It is also forbidden to accompany participants during the route with any type of vehicle, motorized or not.

2.2 Registration:

2.2.1    Type and price of registration

Registrations, limited to 3,000 athletes, are made exclusively through the website are non-refundable.

There will be two starting slots:

10:00 am

10:15 am

Upon registration, the person will choose one of the vacancies, choosing the option of departure time mentioned above.

The assignment of the departure time will be made in chronological order of the registration date, that is, for the first vacancy at 10 am, the bib will be assigned by registration date with payment confirmation, and the organization will inform you when registration will no longer be possible in the first wave of departure at 10:00 am.

Any athlete who starts at a different time/Box from the one assigned at the time of registration will be disqualified.

1. the change of registration data is only allowed until January 13, 2023. Please note that no changes will be possible after this date.
2. Change of departure time is not allowed.
3. The extra cost to upgrade “enrollment with transport” will be €5. Only being allowed until January 20, 2023, and if there are still vacancies.

Registration fees vary depending on the order of registration and the type of transport chosen, as shown in the table below:


Registration Opens

No Transportation

With transportation



Before the race


Cabo da Roca

After the race

From 1 to 1000

November 15, 2022

17,00 €

19,00 €

21,00 €

From 1001 to 2000

After closing phase I

19,00 €

21,00 €

22,50 €

From 2001 to 3000

After closure phase II

21,00 €

22,50 €

23,50 €




Only entries with the Transport option will be accepted until January 20, 2023 (inclusive)

Online registration closes on January 25 at 11:59 pm, unless the limit of 3000 registrations is reached before this date.

On the 26th, 27th and 28th of January, simple registrations are accepted at the secretariat location. The price will be € 25, subject to existing vacancies.

We warn you that it is not allowed to run without a bib or with someone else’s bib, and if someone does, they will not be covered by insurance nor will they be able to use the transport and supplies provided by the organization.

2.2.2    Athlete transportation

  • BUS 1 – transport from Azóia to the Portela de Sintra railway interface, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The athletes will have to leave their cars in Azóia, 2,5 Km far from the finish line (Cabo da Roca), before the start of the race.

At the end of the race these athletes will have to go on foot to the parking place of their cars(see figure below);

  • BUS 2 – transport after the race, between Cabo da Roca and the Portela de Sintra railway interface, without any other stops in between.

In any of the transports provided by the Organization, the athletes are obliged to show their bib when using the transport.

Conditioned by the number of athletes to be transported at the end of the race, the buses may eventually have to make two routes between Cabo da Roca and Sintra, which may cause some delay in the return of the last athletes.

2.2.3    Levels

The 32nd "End of Europe" Race is open to all athletes whose age, on the date of the race, falls within the following ranges:




18-34 YEARS

M35 and F35

35-39 YEARS

M40 and F40

40-44 YEARS

M45 and F45

45-49 YEARS

M50 and F50

50-54 YEARS

M55 and F55

55-59 YEARS

M60 and F60

60-64 YEARS

M65 and F65


* - The minimum age for participation in the 32nd "End of Europe" race is, for both genders, 18 years old (Juniors), and they are included in the "Seniors" category.

2.2.4    Payment Methods

The Means of Payment available for registrants residing in Portugal are:

 Multibanco and MB Way

The payment methods have a time limit of 48 hours, after this limit the registrant has to ask again for new payment data.

The athletes who live outside Portugal, may pay via Paypal or credit card.

2.2.5 Closing of registrations

Entries may be closed earlier than the above date if the limit laid down in point 2.2.1 of these rules is reached.

3. Medical assistance

The organization provides medical support to all participating athletes, with ambulances for emergency care during the course, at the start and finish of the race.

If there is a need for continuing emergency medical care, this will be carried out at the national health service under its responsibility.

4. Security

The police forces will be responsible for managing, planning, controlling and eliminating unauthorized traffic during the events, as well as ensuring safety.

The organization and the police entities, are not responsible, however, for any accidents or damages caused to third parties by the participants.

5. Insurance

All participating athletes, registered according to the procedure described in this regulation, will benefit from an insurance policy covering personal accidents occurring during the event.

This insurance has an excess of 60 euros, which is the responsibility of the claimant.

The responsibility of the organization in terms of insurance ends at the moment when the official timing of the event is closed.

Contracted Guarantees


Death or Permanent Disability

28 046,00 €

Funeral Expenses

2 244,00 €

Treatment and Repatriation Costs

4 487,00 €


60,00 €


6. Transfer of image rights

The registration in the race and the consequent acceptance of these regulations necessarily implies the authorization of the participant so that the organization can make a total or partial recording of his participation, being able to use these images freely for the disclosure and promotion of the race in all media (television, radio, press, internet, posters, cards and flyers, photos and videos). Thus, he cedes all image rights related to the commercial and advertising exploitation of these records, without the right to receive any economic compensation from the organization.

7. Commercial and Advertising Rights

The Organization holds, exclusively, the advertising and commercial rights of the Event, being responsible to negotiate and administer such rights on behalf and in the interest of all participants, sponsors, partners and other entities.

The Organization shall have the exclusive right to receive, retain and distribute all revenues from the exploitation of the commercial and publicity rights.

All contracts or commercial agreements relating to the commercial exploitation of the Event must be scrupulously respected by the participants.

The Participants shall use their best endeavours to ensure fulfilment of the Organization's obligations undertaken in this respect.

Except with the express authorization of the Organization, the Participant is expressly forbidden, during the period of the Race, to display advertising, in any form, and the promotion of companies, products, goods, equipment or services.

The Participant shall be responsible for any costs arising from the use, during and after the event, of trademarks, patents or licenses of intellectual property rights.

In the event that the Organization should be sued for having infringed any of the rights mentioned in the previous paragraph, the Participant is obliged to indemnify the Organization against all costs it may have to incur as a result and any sums it may have to pay in any way whatsoever.

8. Eco-responsibility

Participants are required to behave in a responsible manner with regard to the cleanliness and preservation of the environment in all areas used by the race, from the race route to the start and finish area.

Specific containers will be provided for the deposit of disposable masks.

It is strictly forbidden to throw waste on the ground before, during and at the end of the race.

When applicable, it is up to the participants to take care to keep with them the residues of food and drink packaging used during the race.

At the end of the race and in the supply areas of the course, the organization will make available containers to deposit the garbage carried by athletes.


9. Cancellation or Postponement of the Event

Various reasons may force the organization to suspend, postpone or cancel the race, as well as to make changes to locations, times or the route. In any of these situations, there will be no grounds for non-compliance, the organization will not be held responsible and will not be obliged to compensate any athlete or any other person or entity for this fact.









10. Acceptance of the Term of Responsibility

By registering, all participants accept these regulations and, in case of doubt or if a situation arises that is not covered in these regulations, they must immediately inform the organization and explain their doubts in writing.

By clicking on the box, you are confirming that you agree with the conditions and rules for registration and participation in the Event and with all the conditions set out in these Rules, which is equivalent to declaring the following:

  1. I have read and agree with the OFFICIAL RULES OF FIM DA EUROPA RACE, available on the site;
  2. I am aware of my health condition and confirm that I am physically and psychologically fit to participate in the Event;
  3. I assume that I will not participate in the Event if my health conditions change after registration;
  4. I am aware of the contents of the current insurance policy;
  5. By participating in the race, I freely and unconditionally authorize the Organization and the race partners to use my image. As such, I waive all rights to the use of my image, namely captured in photographs and filming that will take place during the execution of the race, renouncing the receipt of any amount that may be earned with its dissemination in communication pieces of support;
  6. I take part in the Event of my own free will, releasing the Organization, partners, directors, collaborators and other companies connected to the organization of the Event from any responsibility resulting from my participation, before, during and after the Event (such as loss of personal belongings by theft, damage or other circumstances);
  7. I am aware of the conditions of cancellation of the Race which I accept in full.


11. Complaints

Any complaints must be submitted in writing to the organization, at the venue of the event or after the race, to the e-mail:


12. Responsibility

The Organization will not assume responsibility for any damage caused to the person or property of the Participants that can be attributed to the acts of third parties and, likewise, will not assume responsibility for illegal acts beyond its responsibility.

Damages and losses to the Participant's person or property will only be reimbursable if they have been directly caused by the Organization. In any case, the Organization's maximum liability will be limited to a maximum amount of twice the registration fee.

The Organization will not be responsible for any lack of response or delay by the medical services, INEM and/or ambulances.


13. Data Protection

The organization of the 32nd Fim da Europa Race fully respects the data protection law currently in force. Athletes acknowledge and authorize the introduction and processing of their personal data in the files of the race organization, for its use in development, administrative and commercial management and other activities. Athletes must indicate the name they wish to see inscribed on the badge, entry lists and final classification, which will be published on the event website. The privacy policy does, however, allow any athlete to request that their data be changed or removed, by means of a request made by e-mail to:

By confirming your registration, you consent to be contacted by Podium, via telephone, SMS and email for the following purposes:

  • payment information
  • participant data information
  • classifying information
  • fitting information

Additionally, if you give your consent at Registration, the participant authorizes the Organization to:

To process personal data received by the Organization or generated as a result of registration in the Race, in order to carry out general commercial actions or those adapted to their profile, by any means (letter, telephone, email, SMS, MMS, instant messaging applications, etc.) on products or services of the Organization and companies belonging to the Podium Events, S.A. group of companies, or related to the organization and running of events, competitions and sporting events, merchandising or similar activities, for the period of time stipulated by the Organization in its internal data retention policies. The participant may revoke this authorization at any time. 

Participants may at any time exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation/deletion, opposition, limitation and portability, as recognized by current legislation on the protection of personal data, by writing to the Organization by registered post with recorded delivery to Podium Events, S.A., Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, n.º 19, 6, º Dto, 1070-100 Lisbon or by email

Without prejudice to the Participant being able to exercise the rights previously indicated, the Organization will retain the personal data provided by the Participant and generated as a result of registration and/or participation in the sporting event, for the duration of the event, as well as during the limitation period for any legal action that either party may bring.

After this period, the Organization may keep the personal data processed in order to identify former participants to be able to offer them discounts and promotional campaigns in future events, as well as to be able to offer them products and services of the Organization, provided they have previously authorized it.

For a better understanding of the data protection measures implemented by the Organization, participants should consult the terms of the Privacy Policy published on the official website of the event at


14. Acceptance of the Regulation

By registering and validating the entry for the 32nd Fim da Europa Race, participants acknowledge and accept the rules and regulations without reservation, and waive any legal action against the organization arising from their participation in the race.

These regulations may be changed. Any changes, additions or introduction of eventual annexes to these regulations will be published on the official website of the event, which will be tacitly accepted, if within a maximum of eight days from the date of publication they do not object to any of the rules introduced, provided that they do so in writing to the organization via email to

The organization will constitute a Race Jury, composed of five elements of the organization that will decide on the sanctions to apply and on all matters related to the race that were not subject to regulation or misinterpretation of these regulations.

This Regulation shall enter into force on November 15, 2022, repealing all previous provisions or determinations.


15. Date / Time / Place

The 32nd "End of Europe" Race will be held on 29th January 2023.

Time: 1st Start - 10h00

           2nd Start - 10h15

Start Line: Sintra - Volta do Duche near Fonte Mourisca.

Finish Line: Cabo da Roca.

Time Limit: 2h30 to finish the race distance.

The two starts are due to the fact that the first 4 kilometers of the course are uphill and cannot support a start with more than 2000 participants without the last runners not being forced to walk.

Any athlete who starts at a different time from the one assigned at the time of registration will be disqualified.


16. Suggested parking areas for participants

16. 1 Parking at Azóia: is located in the old football field of Azóia


Due to the traffic cut-off between Azóia and Cabo da Roca, no parking will be allowed along this stretch of the course.


16.2 Parking in Sintra:

  • Parking in front of the railway interface of Portela de Sintra, just after the roundabout of the Court of Sintra (origin - A16).
  • Parking next to the building of the Department of Urbanism of C. M. de Sintra at the beginning of Avenida Dr. Álvaro de Vasconcelos, in Portela de Sintra.

In any of the situations, the athletes will have to walk to the starting point, in a distance that will be, at most, 1250 meters.


17. Routes and Distances

The race will start near the Mourisca Fountain at Volta do Duche, continue along Rua Visconde de Monserrate, Praça da República, Rua Gil Vicente, Rua Maria Eugénia Reis Ferreira Navarro, Estrada da Pena, turn right onto Estrada dos Capuchos until the convent crossroads, turn left towards Malveira, turn right towards Peninha, cross the EN 247 to Estrada do Cabo da Roca, passing through Azóia, finishing near the Roca lighthouse, over a total distance of 16,945m measured by CNEC/FPA;


18. Supply

The organization will provide, to all athletes, water supplies at 4 km and 9,6 km, as well as hot tea and solid food supplies at the finish line. No supplies will be allowed to athletes outside the established areas.


19. Participation Kit

The athlete's participation kit consists of a technical T-shirt allusive to the race, the paper dorsal "tyvek", with non-detachable chip, cloakroom sticker and health check bracelet.

Participation kits may be picked up during January 26, 27 and 28 (between 11h00 am and 10h00 pm), at Alegro Sintra Shopping centre.

The collection of participation kits can only be carried out with the presentation of the registration confirmation email with the assigned number and presentation of the athlete’s identification document.  Collection of third-party kits will be allowed, provided that a copy of the respective citizen card and email with the assignment of the number is presented.

There will be no kit delivery on the day of the race.

The bib provided must be placed on the chest, in a visible way.

The chip is coded for each participant and is personal and non-transferable.

The organization is not responsible for the failure to present results resulting from negligent handling, misplacement and/or deterioration of the chip.

The luggage tag must be placed, visibly, on the bag/backpack that the participant wants to send to the arrival (see point 22.).


20. Timing system

The organization guarantees the timekeeping of all athletes through a chip system placed on the bib.

The timing begins, for each athlete, at the moment he/she crosses the starting line and ends at the moment the athlete crosses the finish line.

The timing of the entire event will end 2h30 after the second start, and the car circulation will be re-established from 12h45.


21. Control

During the race, there will be a control of athletes' passage.


22. Cloakroom

A mobile cloakroom will be made available, ensuring the transportation of the athletes' bags to the finish place, and they must ensure the proper packaging and closing of the same in order to avoid the loss of objects and/or valuables, a situation for which the organization is not responsible. The bags must be properly identified with the badge provided and placed in the vans until 9.30 a.m. After this time the organization does not provide any transportation.


23. Classifications

The classification for the purpose of awarding prizes will be based on order of arrival of the first male and female athletes, regardless of their starting time.

In the 24 hours following the end of the race, the classification by class will be published. These classifications will only serve to position the athletes within their class, according to the time made, not being used for awarding prizes.

For the purpose of class rating the chip time will be counted, that is, the time that the athlete takes since he crosses the starting line until the moment he reaches the finish line, regardless of the departure time.


24. Awards

All participants will receive the finisher medal at the end of the race.

The prizes will be awarded by the absolute classification, i.e., by the order of arrival of the athletes at the finish line, regardless of their starting time.

Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 athletes in the general classification, in each of the genders, regardless of age/grade.

They will only be available for collection during the awards ceremony, and it will not be possible to collect them after the ceremony is over.


25. Cases of omission

All cases omitted in this Regulation will be solved by a Race Jury, composed by five elements of the organization, which will decide on the sanctions to apply and on all matters related to the race that were not subject to regulation or on misinterpretations of this Regulation.

26. Contacts

Official website:

E-mail for matters relating to registration:

E-mail for general enquiries:


Download the rules HERE