Barcelona Marathon 2023

Everything you need to know about one of the most renowned marathon races in Europe.

The marathon is held on the 19th of March 2023 and consists of a 42 km running race.

Probably the best time of the year to beat your personal record since the weather conditions are just perfect for running.

The circuit which hasn’t changed much over the years is entertaining and rather easy as it is mostly flat.

Thousands cheer and support the runners throughout the route, keeping them motivated!

On the way, expect to see lots of music bands and other shows.

If that’s not enough, along the way you will see the most spectacular architectural and historical sites in the city.

In this post, you’ll read everything you need to know about Barcelona’s marathon (Zurich Marató de Barcelona).

Here are the most important things you need to know about the Barcelona Marathon 2023:


  • March 19, 2023

Start Location

  • Avenida de La Reina Maria Cristina (Plaza Espanya). Round circuit.

Start Time

  • The race starts at 08:00 AM. It lasts for 6 hours.

How to Register


  • Until 10,000 participants: €65.00

  • From 10,001 – 17,000 participants: €78.00

  • From 17,001 participants: €89.00

Circuit of Barcelona Marathon 2023 – Zurich Marató

The Barcelona marathon route begins and finishes in the same place: Avenida de La Reina Maria Cristina (Placa Espanya).

A beautiful area developed for the 1929 Universal Exposition which Barcelona proudly hosted. It almost immediately takes you to the “cathedral of football” – F.C. Barcelona’s stadium Camp Nou.

Participants get to do many miles on the two longest avenues in the city: La Gran Via and the Diagonal. On the way you’ll run in front of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi; Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, and of course La Sagrada Familia.

After getting to the other end of Barcelona to Diagonal Mar and the Agbar Tower, prepare to see the beach and run along the coastline in probably the most challenging miles/kilometers of the marathon.

After that is really your heart that takes you further and not the legs which you can bearly feel at this point. 

Arc de Triumf and the Gothic Cathedral are the two main sites you will pass before getting to the Christopher Columbus monument and heading back through Parallel Avenue to the finish line at Plaza España.

Zurich Marató Barcelona - Barcelona Marathon 2023

Post-marathon Recovery

Running in Barcelona can be a heroic effort, so your feet deserve a treat! 

Hop on our sidecar motorcycles and discover this wonderful city by the hand of you private guide, comfortably seating and soaking in the views, the life, and the history of Barcelona.

Outdoors Sports in Barcelona

Barcelona and its surroundings are a paradise for all outdoor sports fans. With mild winters and not-too-hot summers, athletes have the perfect conditions for training and pushing their limits as far as they can.

Over the last few years running in Barcelona has become increasingly popular.

All through the day and especially in the mornings and evenings you see hundreds of runners down at the beach and up in the hills that surround Barcelona.

It doesn’t matter if you are a professional trainer for your next IronMan competition or want to jog a little bit with your dog, running is available for everybody! 

You only need a comfortable pair of shoes and enjoy the pleasure of running in Barcelona.

Being such an accessible sport to everyone, no wonder Barcelona Marathon has gone from less than a thousand participants in 1980 to almost 10.000 in 2020! 

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