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Running in Barcelona

Running in Barcelona

Running and routes - an article for the ones that loves running

The Catalan capital is very appreciated for sports lovers because of the mild climate and good route opportunities for runners. What is better than running along the sea at dawn or ride the streets of El Born in the darkness? Decide for yourself and choose the most important routes by foot of Barcelona. The new challenge? Are you ready? If you think you can participate to one of these event, you can always book one of our holiday apartment!

Here are the different marathons and races around Barcelona in chronological order:

1. Sant Antoni Run

As usual, the Sant Antoni Run (Carrera de Sant Antoni in Spanishhosts this annual athletic events with a distance of 10 km. A good opportunity to eliminate those calories from meals after the holidays.

  • When? Late-January
  • Distance? 10 km
  • Time? 9:30AM
  • Register here
Cursa Sant Antoni
Sant Antoni Run

2. Barcelona Half Marathon

  • When? Mid-February
  • Distance? 21 km
  • Time? 8:45AM
  • Register here

3. Barcelona Marathon

The Barcelona Marathon is an event of international importance that since the 2014 and 2015 editions has been the 4th largest marathon in Europe thanks to the participation of over 20,000 runners.

  • When? Mid-March
  • Distance? 42 km
  • Register here

4. Barcelona Triathlon

Swimming, cycling and running, are you motivated? There are 3 difficulties available.

  • When? Mid-October
  • Distance? 51 km, 26 km, or 13 km

5. Ironman

This race is just like a triathlon, but covers even longer distances. It is an extreme run and absolutely not for beginners.

  • When? End of May
  • Distance? 226 km or 113 km
  • Register here
Runners in Barcelona
Group of runners in Barcelona.

6. The Color Run

This race, however, is for beginners and the goal is not to stand in the crowd, but rather have fun and enjoy the moment. Five kilometres of laughing, painting and music!

  • When? Varies each year
  • Distance? 5 km

7. Cursa de la Merce

The Mercè race is one of the most popular in Barcelona and takes place as part of the framework for the public celebrations called the Festes de la Mercè. It's also an act of solidarity, as the organization works with several NGOs such as UNICEF, associations responsible for researching the cure of diseases and other initiatives.

  • When? September
  • Distance? 10km
  • Register here

8.Firemen Run

The firefighters organize this particular 10 km race that passes through the most emblematic places of the city. Don't miss the opportunity to run alongside more than 16,000 runners admiring the beauty of Barcelona.

  • When: May
  • Km: 10 km
  • Register: here

You can also take time to go running on your own. Barcelona is full of nice routes and parks to go jogging (Parc Guell, Ciutadella, Montjuïc, etc.) or the beach (Barceloneta, Puerto Olímpico, etc.).

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