The organizers of the Barcelona Half Marathon are urging runners to hurry up and register as their event, like many races around the world is experiencing post-Covid-pandemic growth.
With two months to go until the race date of February 11, 2024 for the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona by Brooks has already had more than 20,000 registrations. The organizers have announced that only a final 5,000 race bibs are available. The plan is to sell out at 25,000 bibs for the 34th edition and to beat the current historical record of participation in the race. This was achieved in 2020 with 23,000 registered runners.
Allí estaremos nuevamente para intentar batir mi propio tiempo ⚡— Jose Manuel (@MolonLabeTeam) July 21, 2022
Edreams Mitja Marató Barcelona 2023
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Held without interruption since its first edition in 1991, Barcelona’s Half-Marathon participation grew until the arrival of Covid-19 three years ago. But, having already more than 20,000 registered runners when there are still 60 days left for the celebration of its next edition, is a demonstration that this race is recovering from the pandemic. The total number of participants for 2023 was 21,477, which is well above that of 2022 with that year’s number of 13,500, which doubles the 10,000 participants of 2021.
For one more year, the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona by Brooks is one of only three Gold Label half-marathons in Europe, along with the Valencian half-marathon and the Copenhagen half-marathon (Denmark). This race has already had this quality label since 2018, and it is one of only 13 half-marathons in the world that have been awarded this distinction in 2023.
Likewise, the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona by Brooks 2024 will probably reach 35% of registered women again and it expects to exceed 40% of international participants. Under the motto Fast or Fun but Run, the Barcelona’s half-marathon in 2024 will be an unprecedented day of popular athletics. With 25,000 participants and coinciding with the Carnival weekend, on 11th of February the streets of the Catalan capital will be filled with entertainment and activations so that runners can experience a great running party, surrounded by the warmth of the Catalan public, and reach their goals.