Tips for the Half Marathon in Barcelona

by Uma Suites

One more year, Barcelona is ready to welcome one of the undoubtedly sports events more important in the city: the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona 2019.

One more year, Barcelona is ready to welcome one of the undoubtedly sports events more important in the city: the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona 2019. An event that atraccts thousands of runners coming from different countries. The 2019 edition will be the February 10th. 

For now, and in the absence of a few weeks for the event, the Half-Marathon Barcelona 2019 is grinding up all the previous records. More than 14000 runners coming from 101 countries have already confirmed their inscription —the record of more than 14000 runners will be probably exceeded— in a race that will also exceed its female presence: 33% of the runners will be women. 

During its 21,097 kilometers, Half-Marathon Barcelona will go through such emblematic points as Passeig Picasso, Avenida Paral·lel, Gran Via, Passeig Sant Joan, Avenida Diagonal or Port Olimpic.

For this reason, Barcelona is already prepared to receive all the people who will visit the city to run the race or as companions. February is a month that also offers a lot of leisure and cultural activities. One of the most important and traditional are the "Fiestas of Santa Eulàlia" (8th , 9th , 10th, 11th and 12th February)

In UMA Suites we give you some keys to enjoy your days en Barcelona during the Half-Marathon 2019.


Accomodation for the Half-Marathon Barcelona 2019


In UMA Suites we put at your disposal all our apartments in Barcelona for the Half-Marathon 2019. If you are thinking about renting an apartment for those days, we guaranteed you the best price, flexible conditios for bookings and cancellations and personal attention service in all our apartments, very-well located and with a perfect communication with the best areas of Barcelona. 


How to arrive to the Half-Marathon Barcelona?


The February 10th at 8:45 am will take place the eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona, 2019. The start line is located in Passeig Pujades (in front of Parc de la Ciutadella). Both the start and the finish line are located in a downtown area, so it's really easy to go there by using the public transport. 

A good meeting point is Arc de Triomf. If yoy want to arrive by metro, L1 (red) will leave you directly ahead ("Arc de Triomf" stop). However, you can easily go there with the Ferrocarils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (http://www.fgc.cat/) (lines R1 and R4) and there are also several buses (54, B20, H16 and V19).

Besides that, it's important to know that, in this edition, all the participants who have to move from somewhere in the metropolitan area can do it for free. Inside the runner's bag you will find a ticket that can be exhanged for a round-trip ticket.  


What to do during the Half-Marathon Barcelona 2019?


Barcelona offers a lot of things to do if you want to enjoy the charms of the city in this month of the year. Despite the cold (February is, for sure, the coldest month of the year in Barcelona), a good option is taking a walk on the beach to discover the best beaches in Barcelona.

Moreover, as we told you before, in February take place the "Fiestas of Santa Eulàlia". Popularly known as "La Laia", during the days 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 this party takes place in different points of Barcelona, but its epicenter is located in Plaça Sant Jaume. Among all the activities offered, the most outstanding are the open days in buildings and museums, the "trobada of gegants" (giants meeting), many acts on the street, correfocs and the Crafts Fair, close to the Cathedral.

In UMA Suites we encourage you to discover what to do in Barcelona in February, specially during the Half-Marathon Barcelona 2019 and visit the multitude of bars, restaurants and leisure places you will find around our apartments in Barcelona. You dare?