VILA REAL European Masters Athletics Champs - Non-stadia


Event Location : VILA REAL / MONTE GORDO, Portugal

Tour Code: e.g. TFTVET/POR16

20-22 May 2016

This summer’s EMAC non-stadium championship event is being held in the beach resort of VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTONIO, located on the border of Portugal and Spain in the Algarve region of Portugal. This location was host to the GB Olympic Team pre-London 2012. The event will include Cross country, Race walking, 10km Road Race and a Half Marathon.



FRIDAY 20 MAY: 08:30 Race Walk 10k(w) / Race Walk 10k(m 60+) / 10:00 Race Walk 10k(m 35-55 / 18:00 Road Race 10k(w) 19:00 Road Race 10k(m)

SATURDAY 21 MAY: 08:30 XC(w) / 09:30 XC(m 60+) / 10:30 XC(m 35-55) / 17:00 Race Walk 30k(m) / 17:00 Race Walk 20k(w)

SUNDAY 22 MAY: 0830 Half Marathon Men & Women                     


We are offering an excellent fully serviced Apartment hotel located on the beach and just a short distance from the Vila Real Sports Centre/Track facilities. Over the years we have had hundreds of athletes staying at this property and returning back year after year. These prices and room allotments have been directly negotiated with the hotel, with whom we have worked with for many years. This accommodation is also HQ for our annual Algarve Running Challenge, which takes place annually in the first week of November. See our website for further details!


Located on Monte Gordo beach, Dunamar offers air-conditioned apartments with a balcony some featuring views of the Atlantic Ocean or Monte Gordo. It offers 2 outdoor pools, a fitness centre, and a health club. A kitchen with a microwave is in Dunamar’s spacious apartments. Each has an open-plan living area including a sitting area with a flat-screen satellite TV. Massages are offered at the health club, which also features an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a sauna. Guests can enjoy regional dishes as well as international cuisine in Hotel Apartamento Dunamar’s restaurants. The poolside snack bar offers a selection of refreshing drinks and grilled snacks.  CLOSEST APARTHOTEL TO STADIUM


4 nts: 1 Bedroom Apartment – Single: £159 / 1 Bedroom Apartment – 2-4 sharing: £119 

3 nts –  1 Bedroom Apartment – Single: £129 / 1 Bedroom Apartment – 2-4 sharing: £99 

Extra Night Price: Single – £30 pppn / 2-4 Sharing – £20 pppn

Half Board Supplement: £9 pppn / Full Board Supplement: £18 pppn



There are numerous flight options to Faro airport from many of the UK’s main airports. Fares below are subject to change but do give a guideline of the prices available when our travel programme was published. All stated services below are direct into Faro airport and prices are per person. The applicable airport transfer to/from resort is approximately 45mins – 1hour:

London Gatwick to Faro – Fare from: £189 

London Stansted to Faro – Fare from: £199

Bristol to Faro – Fare from: £185

Liverpool to Faro – Fare from: £129

Manchester to Faro – Fare from: £155

Glasgow to Faro – Fare from: £159

Edinburgh to Faro – Fare from: £179

Prices above exclude hold baggage: Easyjet – £43 pp / Ryanair – £30 pp/15kg & £50 pp/20kg




From / to Faro Airport each way from:   £50 pp – 1 person / £25 pp – 2 people


Final transfer prices will depend upon client numbers. Journey time is between 45 minutes to 1 hour.


We would be pleased to assist you in confirming you entry for any of the races detailed in the competition schedule above. Please see the price of entry stated below based upon the number of races entered. Race entry can be downloaded below and entered on the main booking form

1 competition/race:        £50 per person

2 competitions/races:   £70 per person



For over a decade we have been coordinating training camp packages to this venue. Vila Real de St. António Sports Centre is well known for natianal and amateur teams. It has all the technical facilities for perfect training – an excellent track, very good jumping facilities and outside the stadium there are dedicated facilities for throwers as well as running trails in the pine forest. Let us know if you would like to extend your stay.

Further information on this popular training venue can be found by clicking here

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