Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 3 nights package, arriving Friday.
Our 2 nights package, arriving Saturday, is also available but would not include the welcome meeting, race debrief or optional breakfast run
Friday 17th March 2023: 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.
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. Only minutes on foot from all the race venues (Expo, Start & Finish).
What about my race bib collection?
Runners must pick up their race number at the Expo, located at Fira de Barcelona in Montujic, on the following dates:
- Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
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. If you have registered for the Breakfast Run please collect your bib today at the Expo also.
How do I contact Marathon Tours & Travel Team during my stay?
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.
This evening at 6pm please join us for a short welcome meeting and race debrief; a chance to meet fellow runners and ask us questions you may have. The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Barcelona at your leisure.
Saturday 18th March 2023: 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 4kms later inside the Olympic Stadium where refreshments and a small breakfast is available. 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.
Race bib collection
If you did not collect your bib yesterday please do so today.
The rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy Barcelona at your leisure.
Sunday 19th March 2023: The 2023 Barcelona Marathon
This is the day you have trained so hard for!
How do I get to the race start?
The Barcelona Marathon starts from the Plaça d'Espanya which is just a 3 minutes’ walk from our hotel.
Please arrive early to the start and follow the instructions of the race officials.
The 2023 Barcelona Marathon
The Barcelona Marathon starts from 8.30 am and is 42.2km tour of Barcelona and we know it will 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!
Family and friends who did not enter the Barcelona Marathon?
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!
How do I get to my hotel from the race finish?
It’s a very short walk to your hotel.
This evening get together with Marathon Tours & Travel Team and your fellow runners and supporters to celebrate.
Monday 20th March 2023: 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.