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Autumn running races in Barcelona,get in shape!

Written by Adriana

Although Summer is over, the temperatures are going down and we can start wearing clothes that cover most parts of our body, we must keep taking care of our health and staying fit. For those men and women who want to be healthy after the summer can join and participate in any of these races that from ShBarcelona we recommend. From now until December we suggest you run in:

utbcn-2014-masajes-avituallamiento-ondablueNovember the 16th: Barcelona Ultra Trail: This race takes place on dirt roads of nine municipalities in Collserola, from the Carretera de les Aigues to Santa Creu d’Olorda, El Papiol or Cerdanyola, that’s why they call it “mountain race”. The showpiece is about 100km with 4500 meters of positive difference, but for those who are not prepared for this long distance there are distances from 21km to 69km.

November the 22th: Jean Bouin: this race has been celebrated for 91 years as a tribute to the French athlete Jean Bouin, killed in action in World War II. You can run 5km (with a goal in the Arc de Triomf) or 10km (with the goal on the Avenida Maria Cristina) depending on your shape. This historic race on pavement is the most crowded of the morning classical races of Mundo Deportivo.

November the 23th: Popular Cros in Sants: in this “cros” by the paved streets of Sants you can participate in various categories: The Petit Cros of 600metres long which enrolls children from 0-6 years, La Centpeus to runners from 7 to 14 years, the Special Cros for runners with physical disabilities, and the Popular Cros, a 10km race. Participating you will be helping the Food Bank of Caritas of the “Iglesia de los dolores” and the Association of Burkina Women.

61221_450_10km2013November the 30th: “Cursa CEC”: Hiking Centre of Catalonia (Centre Excursionista de Cataluña) is organizing this 13km race, in which you can participate individually or in teams of 3-5 runners. Its route is developed by the northern and southern slopes of Collserola Park, with a height of 350 meters, very affordable if you’re not a very experienced runner.

December the 14th: 10Km RACC: a highlight of this race is that takes place on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya where Formula 1 cars race, and has three categories: 10km, 5km and for children. It is a perfect race to prepare the body for the Christmas season approaching that lead you to a high intake of calories at family events.

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Adriana is a writer, content & community manager, web designer, media analyst and tireless traveler.

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