1. Cursa de la Mercè. September 18th.
This popular 10k run forms part of the La Mercé festival, and will fill the city’s street with over 17,000 athletes of all abilities—the perfect way to get back into training after a long summer.
2. Cursa dels Bombers. October 30th.
Originally organised to protest against the working conditions of the city’s firefighters, this 10k run is the perfect race for professional and amateur runners alike, with a carnival-like spirit and a band on every corner for encouragement.
3. Jean Bouin. November 27th.
Named after the legendary French athlete, the Jean Bouin annual 5k/10k has been a fixture on the Barcelona sporting calendar since 1920 and is one of Spain’s oldest sporting events.
4. La Cursa dels Nassos. December 31st.
Say farewell to 2016 with this annual 10k charity race, which takes place on New Year’s Eve (Sant Silvestre) along the beachfront. The run has a distinctly celebratory atmosphere with many runners in fancy dress to match the festive spirit.
5. Barcelona Marathon 2017. March 12th.
A race that has been drawing runners from all over the world for over 30 years, the Barcelona Marathon is known for its efficient organisation, support for participants and its scenic city route.