18 July 2023, 9am
eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona
Sun 11 February 2024
For the second consecutive year, the two most international and most important races of the Catalan capital have opened their registrations together on Thursday 1st of June, as a sign of their strong sport and social bond. In addition, it is important to highlight specifically that the fast and urban circuit of the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona is ideal to beat the clock over the distance of the 21 kilometers.
Once again, the organisers have set their goals for 2024 with the aim of improving the experience of racing in Barcelona year after year. The eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona is an exceptional race. Apart from being one of the most international ones in the territory, the organisation wants to continue its commitment to increase the total number of participants, as well as women’s presence. On the one hand, for the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona 2024, the challenge is to achieve 25,000 registrations next year, having exhausted the 21,000 available bibs for 2023.
In 2023 the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona, organised by Ajuntament de Barcelona and RPM Sports, had a record number of women runners (7,350 – 35% of the total number of participants) and a third (33%) of international runners, coming from up to 101 different nationalities. As well this year, the Kenyan elite runners, Charles Kipkkurui Langat and Irine Jepchumba, have established a new double record race. For man’s category, Langat has stopped the chrono in 58:53, 13 seconds faster than the record set last year by Haftu Teklu (59.06); for woman’s one, Jepchumba crossed the finish line in 01:04:37, setting a new women’s best time of the race and beating Florence Kiplagat’s numbers of 2015 (1:05:09).
For 2024, the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona launches a new slogan, with the intention of consolidating the city as the key part of this event. The purpose is involving its citizens to the maximum, so that they can take part in these sporting events and feel the pride and pertinence of the one of the great days of popular athletics in Barcelona (with the Zurich Marató Barcelona 2024 that will be next 10th of March) designed for everybody, international visitors and locals alike.
“Fast or fun, but run” is the new concept for the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona 2024. A phrase that sums up in a few words the essence of this race: a fast but fun circuit, international but local at the same time, where the most important thing is to have a good time and, at the same time, it has an ideal course to be able to look for a personal best.
More information and registrations are available now at www.edreamsmitjabarcelona.com/en/