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Zurich Marato Barcelona (Marathon)
BarcelonaPlaza de España, Barcelona, España
Sun 8th May 2022
The Barcelona Marathon is a 42,195 km running race which is becoming a popular classic on the international marathon calendar. It has been run since 1977 on a flat and scenic route through some beautiful landmarks. Barcelona city plays host to an annual marathon that sees the city inundated with runners from all over the world. Barcelona Marathon is fast approaching and if you plan on competing you will need to think about registering soon.
Once you’ve sent off that application, there’s no turning back and you will need to get started on your training. There will be 54 animation points all along the route of the race, addressed to the spectators, several ludic activities so that the public cheers on in a festive way the participants of the test, and enjoys the maximum possible the athletic journey.
Finally during the previous days of the event, 13 and 14 march, you will be able to visit the Expo Sports, the main sports fair in Spain with the most named brands in a 18.000m2 exhibition area. Its for free and there you will be able to pick up your bib number and official t-shirt.
The course of the Zurich Marató Barcelona is, according to the runners who have participated, one of the most spectacular in the world and has been designed with the intention that you live a magical experience in each of your strides. Its circuit, entirely urban, runs through the heart of a cosmopolitan, open and active city. The modernist legacy of Gaudí, the characteristic organization of his Eixample, the Camp Nou or a dedicated public, will force you to raise your head if you do not want to miss a detail of one of the most special cities in the world, Barcelona.
Can I pick up my race number on the day of the race?
No bib numbers will be handed out after 8 pm on saturday before race day.
Will there be pacemakers?
Yes, there will be 35 pacemakers to help you achieve your goal. The pacemakers will set the pace for seven different target times: 2:45 h, 3:00 h, 3:15 h, 3:30 h, 3:45 h, 4:00 h and 4:30 h. You will find them in the start boxes corresponding to their target times. They will be carrying little flags displaying these times.
Can I run with headphones on?
No, it is not allowed for safety reasons. The Federation forbids it. Enjoy the atmosphere of the city and the performances along the course.
What will I get from the liquid refreshment stations?
You will receive Veri brand water in bottles with their caps removed, as well as Powerade brand sports drink in cups. Finisher brand gels will also be handed out at the refreshment stations at km 22.5, km 30 and km 35.
Will there be a massage and physiotherapy service at the end of the race?
Yes. To help you recover from the race, you can make use of the massage service offered by Compex, close to the Fonts Màgiques venue from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Date: May 8, 2022
Time: From 10am to 8pm
Where: Fira de Barcelona in Montjuïc. Hall needs to be confirmed
Registration: Free entry. 45,000 visitors. 200m2
The Expo Sports will take place in the Fira de Barcelona venue in Montjuïc, on Avinguda Maria Cristina. It is a unique and well communicated location with great public transport net. Here are the best options to travel there:
The organization has reached an agreement with TMB to increase the frequency of metros during the morning of the event.
A pie a 15 minutos por Tarragona Street
Ferrocarrils Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC):
On foot 15 minutes down Calle Tarragona
The following lines pass through Plaça Espanya:
13. 23. 37. 46. 50. 65. 79. 91. 150. 165 and V7
You can drop off your belongings in Italian Pavilion (Fira de Barcelona, Montjuïc) venue from 6:30 to 8:15 am on the day of the race. Access from Carrer Rius i Taulet.
It is a good idea to go to the left-luggage service well in advance to avoid getting caught up in the last-minute rush for no good reason. Important! Head to the venue with your race clothes on, the race number on your T-shirt and your bag identified with the corresponding receipt.
You can retrieve your belongings from the left-luggage service from 09:30 am to 3 pm.
We offer you a bus transfer service so you can get closer to the location of the shower service, which will be on the pavilion 7 (near to the Columnes de Puig i Cadafalch).
How can you book this service?
You can do it at the time of registering for the race or at the Expo Sports itself, the days before both Friday and Saturday in their opening hours.
If you hire the service at the Expo Sports, at the "Medal Engraving" stand, we will give you a bracelet that you must wear on the day of the test.
Remember to wear the booking confirmation wristband on the day of the race - you are going to need it to access the service.
If you want an unforgettable memory of your participation in the Zurich Marató Barcelona, you can book your photo pack, which will allow you to remember your participation in the Barcelona marathon forever.
Professional and spectacular photos from different emblematic sections of the route, ending at the finish line, on Avenida Mª Cristina.