Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre el maratón de Barcelona en marzo de 2020 (¡pospuesto a octubre!)
- Event: Barcelona Marathon
- Date: 15th March ***Postponed to October
- Venue: Across the city
Usually, a Sunday morning in Barcelona has quite a calm atmosphere and you can find yourself walking around some tranquil streets. It all changes though when it comes to the second Sunday in March as thousands of people descend upon Plaza Espanya in shorts just before the sun rises to stretch their legs and limber up for one of the best marathons in Europe, The Barcelona Marathon. Anyone taking part, or staying with us when it’s on should know all the essential information, which we have right here.
What is the Barcelona Marathon?
It is an annual race that sees runners from around the world take part in full and half marathons that will see runners whizz by most of the city’s major monuments and attractions.
When does the 2020 Barcelona Marathon take place?
The Barcelona Marathon takes place on Sunday 15th March. The official starting line of the marathon is on Avinguda María Cristina. ***This has been postponed to October
What time does the Barcelona Marathon start?
Everything kicks off at 8:30 am, with the first runner expected to cross the finish line around 10:35 am after a whirlwind run around town.
Why is the Barcelona Marathon special?
Runners love it because the majority of the race route is flat. Elevation never gets beyond 65m, so runners can get a good stride and push harder.
What monuments are along the route?
The race is essentially a who’s who of Barcelona, in fact, if you had never been before, the competition can feel like one big city tour.
Sights a runner would expect to see along the route include:
- Camp Nou
- Colón Monument
- Sagrada Família
- Agbar Tower
- Casa Batlló
Do any other races take place?
If a full marathon seems like too much, there is also a half marathon, which finishes along Meridiana Avenue.
How much time does a runner have to complete the Barcelona Marathon?
There is a limit of six hours from the moment the runner passes through the start line.
Is it hard to get to and from the marathon?
With the race taking over the city, all the main public transport links have a special timetable on for the day, even if you’re just planning on going along to cheer someone on from the side-lines.
Public transport information can be found here.
Anything a runner coming in from out of town should know?
A very important note to know; you can’t pick up your bib on race day. Anyone running has to collect their bib from Fira de Barcelona. Recinto Montjuïc (pavilion 8) on the 13th or 14th March.
Someone can collect your bib but they’ll need to have a photocopy of your ID, your registration receipt and the e-mail highlighting your race number.
How can someone register for the marathon?
You can register via a charity if you’re running to raise money or try on the official website here.
Where can I find accommodation in Barcelona near the Marathon?
Getting to the start line couldn’t be easier if you stay with us at Capri by Fraser Barcelona. We are located beside Marina station, which runs on the L1 line straight towards Fira de Barcelona, the meet-up point for the race.
It helps too that our serviced studio apartments have everything a runner would need after a gruelling race to come back and chill out in. With a dedicated kitchen area to help you prep food in the lead up to the race and a rain shower in the bathroom to help you get a good soak afterwards, our apartments have everything you’d need and plenty of space too.