More than 300 athletes have descended upon the central Mediterranean coast of Spain for the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018, which get underway at 17:05 CET on Saturday 24 March.

A record entry of 318 athletes –179 men and 139 women– are provisionally entered*. Here are some of the ways you can follow all the action from the event’s 23rd edition.


As part of the IAAF’s broadcasting partnerships and agreements, media rights for the championships were distributed by EBU and ESPN for Europe and Africa and Dentsu Inc. for the rest of the world. Here’s a list of broadcasters per territory where fans can tune in watch.

Live stream

Action from Valencia’s fast course will also be available to watch across all the IAAF’s continental areas via a geo-blocked live stream in one of two ways: via the IAAF’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. Here’s a complete list of those territories.

Fans in the UK: a stream of the races will be available via digital; please check back in 24 hours for further details.

Live action

We’re providing several ways to get up to speed and stay up to speed.

– Live blog (active during competition sessions)
– Live radio (active during competition sessions)
– IAAF app: App StoreGoogle PlayAmazon appstore
If you already have the app, be sure to download the latest update to benefit from all the features.

Social media

-Twitter: @iaaforg
– Facebook: IAAF World Athletics Club
– Instagram: iaaf_athletics

More coverage

– Race previews: men | women
– Spikes


– Half marathon world lists: all-time menall-time women | 2018 men2018 women

* The final entry figures and start lists will be available after the Technical Meeting which takes place at 5pm this evening.