Women's only half-marathon Nike Women's Victory Tour 2016 Rio edition took place at the sambódromo, one of the most iconic places in the city, where the carnaval parades take place every year. The historic construction is signed by Oscar Niemeyer and the event pavilion was custom built inspired by the shape of the greek goddess of victory.

The event took place months before the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and served as a test event for the marathon. The Brazilian Olympic Committee gear was also officially launched in the occasion.