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Top 10 Popular Runs in Barcelona

Top 10 Popular Runs 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?

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

1. Sitges Half Marathon (January) 

The town of Sitges holds a Half Marathon in which you can can participate in two ways: the Half Marathon (13 miles) and the Quarter Marathon (6.6 miles). Are you ready to get into shape after Christmas?

  • When: Mid-January 
  • Distance: 13 miles or 6.6 miles

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2. Sant Antoni Run (January) 

As usual, the Sant Antoni Run kicks of the year of athletic events in the city of Barcelona in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood, with a distance of 6 miles. A good opportunity to redeem any sins from the past year :)

  • When: Mid – End of January
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • RegistrationHere
Cursa Sant Antoni
Sant Antoni Run

Excursions in Barcelona

To make the most of Barcelona and fill your trip with unforgettable experiences and emotions, we offer you the excursions through the Catalan capital organized by our friends - the GetYourGuide team. Choose your excursion and fall in love with Barcelona:

3. Barcelona Half Marathon (February)

Anyone can participate in this run of 13 miles. The competition kicks off on Passeig de Pujades close to the Arc de Triomf and goes to the Forùm passing by the beaches.

  • When: Mid-February
  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Start Time: 8:45am
  • RegistrationHere

4. Barcelona Marathon (March)

The Zurich Barcelona Marathon is an important international event that reached 20,000 runners in 2014 and 2015, making it the fourth largest marathon in Europe.

When: Mid-March

Distance: 26 miles


5. Firefighters Run (April)

Firefighters organise this particular run of 6 miles which passes many emblematic places in the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to run together with more than 16,000 runners, admiring the beauty of the city.

  • When: April
  • Distance: 6 miles

6. Ironman Triathlon (May)

This triathlon is called Ironman because its two modalities are for “People of Iron: 146 miles or 70 miles”. In the Barcelona Triathlon in October, you can do 8 miles, 16 miles or 31 miles.

  • When: End of May
  • Distance: 146 miles or 70 miles
  • RegistrationHere

7. Curse de la Mercè (September)

The Mercè Run is one of the most popular activities in the city and is celebrated around the time of La Mercè – a popular event in Barcelona. It is also for charity, working with various organisations such as UNICEF and associations who conduct research to find cures for diseases…

  • When: September
  • Distance: 6 miles

8. Barcelona Triathlon (October)

Swimming, cycling and running. Are you ready?

  • When: October
  • Distance: 32 miles, 16 miles or 8 miles

9. Buff Epic Run (December)

This is the craziest run in Barcelona. Runners who participate in this event will run 5 miles and will face various obstacles… dressed up! Think of an original and comfortable outfit because there are prizes for the best costumes!

  • When: Mid-December
  • Distance: 5 miles

10. Colour Run

This is race in which the goal is not to excel, but to have fun and enjoy it. 3 miles of laughter, paint and music.

  • When: Depends on the year
  • Distance: 3 miles

You can also go running on your own. Barcelona is full of nice place to run (Park Güell, Ciutadella, Montjüic…) or the beach (Barceloneta, Puerto Olímpico...)

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