Barcelona Marathon 2013

When does entry open?

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23/04/2012 at 12:03
I'm trying to enter the Barcelona Marathon 2013, but the website seems to suggest that registration has closed. I find this hard to believe as it's still 11 months away so assume it hasn't actually opened yet.

Does anyone have experience of the Barcelona registration process and when entry is likely to open?


23/04/2012 at 12:12

Have you tried contacting the organisers via the contact link on their website?

They might be able to tell you.

25/04/2012 at 16:29
Hi DM Powell I have emailed the race website as Wilkie advised. I am torn between Barcelona and Rome as both are 17th March and both look like lovely places to visit. The reply today was

Registration are not open yet, still do not know when it will open. Regards.
Hope thats of some help. Glad its still a possibility .
08/06/2012 at 23:32

It looks like this is now open. I really would like to do this as my first road marathon next March. Would people recommend booking individually or through Running Crazy? I'd appreciate info from anyone who has been ,thanks.Also any recommendations for hotels suitable for a family tostay at would be appreciated.

04/08/2012 at 23:03

Barcelona Marathon on St Patrick's day - Now that sounds like a party!!!!

09/08/2012 at 00:26
Melbow, I have just booked my flights though easy jet and found a 3 bed room through hostelworld as always! Check reviews etc and do it yourself. A little more hassle but it's easy. I went before but couldn't run due to injury so I'm going back, hotel around Ramblas is as good a spot as any and very central to most things.
09/08/2012 at 07:45

thanks muzza, after pricing it up we have booked with easy jet too so Im in ! aahh. first road marathon.we are staying in an appartment between Nou Camp and the start. I spent awhile reading reviews on Trip Advisor so hope its quiet enough the night before the race.  There doesnt seem to be the need for a letter from a GP like at Paris to race.. Im glad you are giving it another go.

09/08/2012 at 23:59
Last time I went they cancelled the marathon as well, fortunately for my mate they did a new one in Catalonia, watching was hard! Great city so had to go back and take the Mrs. It's going to be my sons 1st marathon but he won't know until Xmas, hopefully going to pace him round so he can get a good for age for London 2014.

Paris is the only marathon I have done that's asked for a note, I think Rome may have but I just signed it myself and sent it back to them, how do they know?
14/09/2012 at 20:48

Just realised that my profile picture is from when I was in Barcelona- still not signed up yet - waiting to see how Dublin goes next month - I did 54 miles lst week and the high mileage is starting to wear the legs out - I have clocked up 500 km since July 25th

26/09/2012 at 08:25

just entered The Valentine 30k as a practice run for the big day. Has anyone else got other races booked in the run up to March? I'm looking forward to starting proper training and have enjoyed reading how people are getting on training for Chester/Loch Ness etc. Good Luck to them all.

28/09/2012 at 06:28

I am thinking of runing Barcelona next year too . I have been looking at easy jet and flights not coming up bad at all , in fact seen £14.00 for the return journey.I like Muzza always book our flights , rooms etc ourself.It works out so much cheaper and is more flexible too with dates etc.

I ran Rome Marathon this year which really did enjoy but along with the cobbles and heat struggled a bit towards the end. Saying that though I was happy with my time although not a P.B. gave me a GFA for London which I think am defering for next time. With Rome though we came back on the Monday so would like a while longer in Barcelona after the race. We had a good rapport on the Rome Marathon thread and ended up meeting up for a drink post race.

I should too be running the Valentine 30K next year Melbow. I have run it before and enjoyed it and it is a good training run prior to the Marathon.

I need to get myself fit now ! Just been Island Hopping round the Greek Islands and too much food and drink , plus not much running



04/10/2012 at 22:24

Crazy Lady, well done on your Rome time. GFA for London is impressive. Barcelona will be my first road marathon so just aiming to finish. Good to hear you have entered the valentine 30k too,I hope it is a good tester for the marathon. Others have recommended it so am looking forward to it. Sounds like a scenic course.

We're having 3 nights in Barcelona. I would have liked longer but I know school will frown at the kids having 2 days off. never done it before but they will love the experience.Got to celebrate big "40" My son is hoping to fit a tour of the Nou Camp in and I fancy visiting La ramblas

Glad you had good hol. let the traing begin......

04/10/2012 at 22:40
I booked a hostel near the Ramblas, it's a fairly central place to stay and the start is pretty close even to walk...... I think! It will be my lads 1st marathon, he's 18 at Xmas so I think he's gonna be excited as he didn't get into London so fingers crossed I can pace him round for a GFA fir the following year. My Mrs is thinking about entering, she is waiting to see how her 1st in Dublin goes, plus she got into London on the ballot so maybe to much for her legs and my ears!
05/10/2012 at 06:10

Thanks Melbow

We went on a day trip to Barcelona from costa Brava years ago when the children were small. They loved the Nou camp well and one of our Son's was and is footlball mad.

Looking forward to seeing you at the 30K, it is a good race .

Hope your Mrs decides to do Barcelona Muzza . I agree though it would be hard work. I am defering London as Daughter is due to have a baby around the date and with Barcelona being a Month earlier would work out so much better, There is always next year for London.






05/10/2012 at 18:18
Crazy lady, I expect she will do it, she's not so worried about times she just enjoys running. She tends to get carried away with atmoshpgere and ends up acting like one of the crowd rather than running, shes mad! U should leave london deferral as you can defer it up to a few days before, you never know you maybe a granny earlier than you think!
07/11/2012 at 22:57

Accomodation booked - Booking Flights tomorrow - Training Schedule in my Outlook Calendar (My Asics)

08/11/2012 at 17:46

That's it - flights and accomodation booked - Barcelona Marathon on St Patrick's day and then to the George Payne Irish Bar to party the night away with some more plastic paddies like myself (Exiled Yorkshire Man Living in Meath)

25/11/2012 at 19:50

well, everyone. I knew training for a spring marathon would mean some dire weather to train in ,but if this carries on I'll have webbed feet. Thur eve I could wring my clothes out. Today I was running into the wind and not actually getting any where. did 12 miles this morning (off road-with paths as rivers)in 2 hrs 45 mins!! how slow.

Have you all started your training and doing well?Hope its all going to plan . lets hope for a mild winter.  Happy running 

25/11/2012 at 20:28
Joined gym for 3 months for ???120 - did 18 km in 1:42 today as. A training run - happy dry days!
25/11/2012 at 20:45

Just popping in to say hello. I ran Barcelona in 2010 and 2011.

I have nothing but good things to say about the experiance. Really well organised event. Entertainment and good support all around the course. Sports drinks and water every 5km and also wet sponges every 5km (ideal for cooling down). You need to attend the expo on either Friday or Saturday to get your bib (they put your name on the bib automatically), chip and technical tee. The expo is right at the start/finish line, so you will know where that is prior to Sunday.

Coincidentally the thread met up in the George Payne Irish pub afterwards.

Any questions I can answer I will be more than happy to.

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