On March 7th 2010, both runners and spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful city by cruising by some of the most impressive and world-famous landmarks, including Camp Nou, Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and the Hospital de Sant Pau.
The race, beginning at 8:30am at Plaza Espanya (below the Montjüic hill), covers a distance of around 42km, some of which includes a run along the harbor, around the old city and some steeper parts of the city.
The race started as the Catalunya Marathon in 1978 and has gained increasing popularity ever since. Last year, it featured over 10,000 participants, nearly half were visitors from abroad.
But not only the runners get to enjoy the day, there are also plenty of recreational activities aimed at the spectators: the Pasta Party on February 28th is free for all runners +1 guest, and on the day of the event, there will be music, dancing and lots of fun for everyone, thanks to the Batukadas, the brasilean percussion groups.
This year, I will proudly show my support to two of my friends who have decided to participate and who are very excited to travel and visit a new city. They come all the way from Costa Rica!
If you need more information on the race, visit the official website of the Marathó Barcelona.
So good luck to all and I hope to see you there!