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All you need to know for the Barcelona Marathon 2022

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Written by ShBarcelona

Like every year, the Marató of Barcelona is celebrated. It will be in May 8th that we will witness the 43rd edition of the Zurich Marató Barcelona, considered the “Most magical Marató in the world”. If you are a marathoner and you like challenges, we will tell you all the details so that you can participate and live unforgettable days in the Condal City.

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What will the Barcelona Marathon 2022 be like?

It’s a race promoted by different entities such as the Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Marathon Platform, the Catalan Athletics Federation, and the Barcelona Tourism Commission.

The participants will have to travel a total of 42,195 kilometers in a completely urban circuit on asphalt ground. The limit time to realize the test is 6 hours.

Those who are interested in participating have until May 1st to register on the official website. The price of registration goes from 65 to 89 euros depending on the number of registered at the time you make your request. The registration of each participant includes:

  • T-shirt
  • Runner Bag
  • Personalized dorsal
  • Online diploma
  • Timing
  • Finisher Medal
  • Online results
  • Official magazine
  • Showers
  • Refreshments
  • Circuit animations
  • Live tracking of the race
  • Recovery zone and massages
  • Pasta party

For the collection of the dorsals and some of the above elements, a special stand will be set up on May 6th and 7th, between 10a.m and 8p.m. It will be at the Expo Sport aside with the Fira de Barcelona in Montjüic. 

Don’t leave the reservation of your lodgment to the last minute!

Start of the Zurich Marató Barcelona

The starting point of the Barcelona Marathon 2022 will be at Avenue Reina María Cristina in Barcelona. The time set for the start of the marathon is at 8:30 in the morning on Sunday, May 8th. 

Barcelona Marathon Route

As we mentioned before, the scheduled route has a total of 42,195 kilometers. It’s an approved and certified route by the Catalan Athletics Federation. 

After leaving Avenue of the Reina María Cristina, you will pass through the Plaza España zone. The designed route allows marathoners to pass through some of the city’s best-known tourist monuments, such as: Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia, Arco de Triunfo, Plaza Cataluña, or Plaza España. 

All are generated through a circuit with very little unevenness, which allows it to be a much faster route. 

map of the route of the barcelona marathon 2022

2022 Barcelona Marathon Route Map

Categories admitted on the Zurich Marató Barcelona 

Like every year, there will be six different categories classified by ages and separated by male and female. At the time of registration, you will be told which category you correspond to. 

  • Sub 23: between 18 and 22 years old.
  • Senior: between 23 and 34 years old.
  • Veteran A: between 35 and 44 years old.
  • Veteran B: between 45 and 54 years old.
  • Veteran C: between 55 and 64 years old.
  • Veteran D: from the age of 65 years old. 

How to prepare for the Marató of Barcelona? 

After making the decision, then comes the personal organization of the event and the training to give your best in this race. 

There are various routes to run in the city of Barcelona that will be very useful to prepare for the day. You can vary in each one of them to improve your physical resistance or your personal time. 

Also inside the official website, they have a special section called “Training”. General advice is given there divided according to the time in which you expect to finish the  Barcelona Marathon route. Each of them consist of a PDF divided into several weeks with daily workouts to do. 

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Your lodgment in Barcelona

People from all over the world come to the Marató of Barcelona who wants to live this experience to the fullest. If that is your case, get your tourist rental flat in Barcelona. You will feel at home in a lodgment with all the necessary comforts to concentrate on your training and to enjoy Barcelona. 

Whether you decide to travel with other marathoners or with your family who wants to support you, a tourist flat is always the best option. Mainly because of the freedom and flexibility if offers you, allowing you to continue with your special diet in the day before the race and to rest as if you were at home. 

Don’t forget that the price will be much more convenient than reserving several hotel rooms for you and your companions. 

And for those who can’t accompany you in person during your route in the Barcelona Marathon, don’t worry. Ask them to download the event App and they will be able to follow you live. 

A unique plan awaits you in Barcelona this spring! Tell us, what is your estimated time to finish the route?

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ShBarcelona is a real estate agency located in the city of Barcelona that offers apartments for rent and sale. In our blog we tell you everything related with real estate, administrative procedures, events and plans in Barcelona.

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