Sport in Santander



Santander is an ideal place for running. Its long promenades, parks and views turn it into an ideal setting for any lover of this sport.

Download running routes.

Media Maratón Santander

Santander Half Marathon

This competition is open to all sportspeople over the age of 18 years, federated or not.

In addition to the half marathon, there is a fun run covering a distance of 5.5 km and children’s races for the youngest members of the family.



Bike lanes have turned the city into a perfect place for bike-lovers. If you don’t have a bike, don’t worry, there are many points around the capital city where you can hire one. In recent year, bikes have become the transport chosen by many for open air sport while enjoying the scenery.



The beaches of Santander are chosen by many to enjoy surfing. If you have not yet dared to try this sport, there are several surfing schools that will help you to handle the board like a professional and that will inform you about the events related to this sport.




Since Santander hosted the World Sailing Championships, it has become a sport with a growing number of followers. The CEAR de Vela Príncipe Felipe offers different options for sailing. They offer sailing courses all year long that are adapted to all groups and levels. Additionally, it is the training base for the Spanish Olympic Team.

Contact telephone No.: 942 226 298

C/Gamazo, s/n – Santander




The Municipal Golf Course is located in Mataleñas. This is one of the top courses in Spain. Without any doubt, it is a unique opportunity to play golf with some unbeatable views.

Contact telephone No.: 942 20 30 75 // 942 20 30 74



Fishing boats

‘Traineras’ were vessels that were used to fish thanks to their resistance to the force of the Cantabrian sea. Currently, they are used for competitions, which are very popular in the northern area of Spain.


Complejo deportivo Ruth Beitia

Ruth Beitia Sporting Complex

This municipal sporting complex is made up of different sporting units. The grounds are open throughout the entire year from 8 am to 11 pm, except for Sundays and Bank Holidays, when they close at 10 pm.

To discover the sport son offer, click  here.



Real Racing Club de Santander

Founded in 1913, this football club is the only Cantabrian team that has played in First Division. If they are playing a match during your visit, why not enjoy an afternoon of football and surround yourself by one of the best groups of football fans?

If you would like to know more about the Racing Football Club, enter their  website.