Barcelona Marathon 2024
Run the 2024 Barcelona Marathon
Barcelona is Spain’s second city and sporting hub, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and has something for everyone. Lively streets and squares, impressive architecture, relaxing parks, beaches, long boulevards and of course one of the most popular marathons in Europe.
17,000 runners from over 100 nations are expected to take to the roads in March for the 2024 Barcelona Marathon, known locally as Zurich Marató Barcelona Marathon. In 2024, for the 45th year, the race is debuting a new flatter and faster course! The route stays close to the heart of the city hitting 12 iconic landmarks and ending at the incredible Arc de Triomf.
The Barcelona Marathon has achieved IAAF Road Race Gold Label status and is one of the most popular marathons in Europe, not only for the beauty of the course but also the city itself.
Our package offers you an ideally located hotel, support throughout your trip, and the opportunity to buy guaranteed Barcelona marathon race entry.
Ideal event to combine with Rome Marathon (17 March).
Travel Package Information
Friday 8th March 2024: Arrival Day
Make your own arrangements to arrive at your hotel in Barcelona today. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3pm. If you arrive early, then you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings while you wait for the room to be ready.
Runners must pick up their race number at the Expo, located at Fira de Barcelona in Montujic, either today or Saturday between the hours of 10:00am – 8:00pm. There is no possibility of bib collection on race day.
The Barcelona Marathon Expo is the biggest sports show in Spain and admission is free and open to anyone who loves running and sport in general. Many top brands, products and service providers will be on display for you to chat to and/or buy from. Please ensure you have email confirmation of your registration along with personal ID to collect your bib number.
Marathon Tours & Travel staff will be available during your stay in Barcelona. Times and contact numbers will be provided with your final documents and itinerary.
Saturday 9th March 2024: Preparation Day with optional Breakfast Run
Today there is an opportunity to participate in the Breakfast Run. You should register in advance as numbers are limited to 2,000. This fun run starts from the Magic Fountain of Montjuic and finishes 4 kilometres later inside the Olympic Stadium where refreshments and a small breakfast is available. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to accompany anyone who wishes to join this event, fun guaranteed! Supporters are very welcome to join too. Today you will have another opportunity to visit the expo if you were unable to attend on Friday.
This evening, enjoy an included pasta dinner, to help fuel for the big day, before an early night and a restful sleep.
Sunday 10th March 2024: The 2024 Barcelona Marathon
This is the day you have trained so hard for! The Barcelona Marathon starts from 8.30am and is a 42.2km tour of Barcelona which guarantees to be an experience you will not forget. Your training is now done, the race is here and soon you will be wearing a well-deserved medal! Walk to the race start to get into your race corral one hour prior to your starting wave.
Family and friends who are not racing, you can travel by foot or public transport in your own time and pace to support and spectate along the race route. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to advise.
After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it! This evening, get-together with Marathon Tours & Travel Team and your fellow runners and supporters to celebrate.
Monday 11th March 2024: Departure
Unless you have booked extra nights with us then today, we ask that you check out of your room before 12 noon, and we say thank you for joining us. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Marathon Tours & Travel trip.
Packages & Rates
Please note the information below related to our 2023 packages and is subject to change to change for 2024.
Our Barcelona Marathon 3 Nights Package Includes:
- 3 nights (arrival Friday) 4* hotel accommodation
- Hotel taxes
- Support and guidance from Marathon Tours & Travel team
- Welcome meeting and race debrief
- Optional Breakfast Run
- Post race get together
2 PEOPLE IN ROOM (1 BED)
2 PEOPLE IN ROOM (2 BEDS)
1 PERSON IN ROOM (1 BED)
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel is a comfortable 4* hotel next to Plaça d’Espanya. The perfect place to stay while you experience this beautiful coastal city. This beautiful hotel boast spacious and well-designed rooms, featuring a minibar, TV with international channels and free wifi. Onsite facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and bar, two restaurants, a gym and beauty and aesthetics centre with sauna, treatments and massages.
A delicious breakfast buffet is included in your package, serving hot and cold dishes, allowing you the opportunity to fill up on fresh and filling ingredients to fuel you throughout your race weekend.
The Barcelona Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel
Run the Barcelona Marathon with us. Our package takes care of you, so you can enjoy the event, take part in some sightseeing, and make the most of this beautiful coastal city.
We are pleased to offer guaranteed entry into the Barcelona Marathon when you book your package with us.
We take care of the logistics for you, so you can focus on the event and your trip.
You’re in Safe Hands
Whether you are running or supporting, we have an expert team to ensure your trip runs smoothly.
Conditions of Sale
Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package.
Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.
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Starting Pens and Bib Numbers
Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 Barcelona Marathon, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.
Closer to the event we will send you a link which will allow you to complete the registration process for the 2024 Barcelona Marathon. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided.