Running in Barcelona has become a new trend,  there are running clubs and routes thought for this sport. Due to the mobile world congress we could even see famous faces running in Barcelona. The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has been seen in the city running but what areas did he choose?

He went through Montjuïc castle we have already told you wonders about the area, is green, with magnificent views and reachable running. He was also seen in Sagrada Familia area as well through the Plaça Sagrada Familia park.

When you go running you look for a green area, right? Or a nice view with pure air, the surroundings need to go along with the activity you are doing. Let me give you some route ideas to discover Barcelona while running:
  • Parc de la Ciutadella: you can start at Passeig Picasso and run along the park, there are plenty of paths to run inside the park and also on the outside.
  • MontjuIc: you can get there by cable car o on foot, good way to start your route. You can go around Montjuïc castle and the museum and passing by the coast and the funicular stop
  • Carretera de les Aigües: is the classic place to go for a run when you have more time, at the weekend.You can start at Pla dels Maduixers or Plaça Mireia in Esplugues. It is an 18km run, but you can find shorter routes in the same area as well. 
  • Sea side: from the W hotel until Poblenou, la Marbella beach you can run right next to the beach, great scene an very Barcelona like. 
  • Diagonal: it is a very famous street for runners, it goes through Barcelona and has pedestrian parts so you can run along from beginning to end. Although it is in the middle of the city, there are trees on every side so it makes it more greenish.
  • Sagrada Familia: Mark Zuckerberg choose Sagrada Familia, Eixample is a nice area and if you go down you can end up into the sea side as well. Near the monument there are two little parks as well where you can run too.

Here you have google maps routes in different locations for Running routes in Barcelona.

The most typical races in Barcelona

Cursa de la Mercè: is a 10km ride that goes around important monuments in the city, this race is one of the most typical ones and has been running for three decades.

Cursa del Corte Inglès: is a very famous race in Barcelona and there is no fee to get in and has been running since 1979 and is organized by the chain of shops El Corte Inglès.

Barcelona Marathon: The course is in March. and is flat, fast and scenic. The urban course starts and finishes in Avinguda Maria Cristina and in front of the Magic Fountain and offers a nice tour through las Ramblas and other emblematic places in town.