2023 Virtus Open European Half Marathon & 10K Road Race Championships are coming to Portugal

Virtus, the International Sports Federation for athletes with an intellectual impairment, is thrilled to announce that the 2023 Virtus Open European Half Marathon & 10K Road Race Championships will be hosted in Lisbon-Portugal. The event will take place from December 1st to 4th and will be organized by Associação Nacional de Desporto para Desenvolvimento Intelectual (ANDDI-PORTUGAL), Virtus member organisation in Portugal.

ANDDI-Portugal has a rich history of hosting various Virtus events since the 1990s, spanning sports including athletics (indoor and track and field, cross-country, and half-marathon), basketball, cycling, handball, futsal, football, indoor rowing, and table tennis.

This upcoming championship will mark the eighth time ANDDI have hosted a Virtus half-marathon competition. Their experience includes successfully hosting events like Azores 2021 amid Covid-19 restrictions and Viseu 2022 last year, showcasing their expertise in organizing such prestigious sporting events.


We are very proud to host again a great event for Virtus the 2023 Open European Half Marathon, this time in the Portuguese capital, the beautiful city of Lisbon. For the first time ever in Virtus Half Marathons, the program of the event includes also a 10k Road Race Championship which will give additional opportunities for athletes with intellectual impairment including the II2 group”, says José Costa Pereira, Virtus Europe Technical Director and ANDDI-Portugal President.

The event will turn out to be truly an inclusive event for all as the event will be part of the “Lisbon Discoveries Half Marathon” with thousands of participants.

For more information, visit Virtus Sports calendar.