A runner´s paradise
Barça fans can enjoy their own moment of glory in Camp Nou on September 7th, by taking part in the first edition of the Cursa Barça. This 10k race starts and ends at the Camp Nou football ground and is organised by FC Barcelona in collaboration with the Catalan Athletics Federation and the Ajuntament. Everyone who signs up will receive, among other gifts, a commemorative T-shirt designed for the occasion. Registration closes at midnight on September 3rd if tickets haven’t already sold out. To sign up, visit the Barça website: www.fcbarcelona.es.
Keen runners have two more 10ks to add to their training diary. On September 14th, Poblenou celebrates its 19th annual 10k, which is part of the neighbourhood’s Festa Major programme. And, on September 28th, the hugely popular Cursa de la Mercè will fill the city’s streets with athletes of all abilities. Sign up at www.bcn.cat/cursamerce.
Finally, if you’re looking for a fun run that’s more ‘fun’ than ‘run’, then Run The Party at the Forum on October 4th might be your cup of tea. It’s a gentle five kilometres from start to finish with live music along the route to keep your spirits up. Once you reach the finish line the party begins with music and DJs until the early hours. See www.runtheparty.com for more information.