The Mitja Marató Barcelona achieves its record with 28,000 participants and closes registration


The eDreams Mitja Marató Barcelona by Brooks, organized by Barcelona City Council and the company RPM SPORTS, has reached 28,000 bib numbers sold for its 2024 edition, closing registration five weeks before it is held on February 11.

This figure beats the participation record, set so far in 2020 with 23,000 participants, and exceeds the 2023 registrations by 7,000. Thus, the Mitja Marató Barcelona becomes the half marathon with the most competitors in Spain and the second with the most participation in Europe, only behind the race in Berlin (Germany).

The forecasts were 'all sold' when reaching 25,000 numbers. “But, despite having met the participation goal and due to the high demand for the next edition, the organization decided to extend the maximum registration in the last week of December by 3,000 more bibs, that is, up to a maximum of 28,000 participants for this 34th edition of the test,” those responsible indicated in a press release.

“As organizers, our top priority is that all runners can live the great experience of running a half marathon in a city like Barcelona. That they enjoy being able to run in a big city, closed to traffic and 100% involved in them. Let them feel like the true protagonists of this city for a day, and achieve their goals on a great circuit like the one offered by the Mitja Marató Barcelona,” said Mauro Llorens, race director.

“For this reason, at the end of December, after having listened to and internally evaluated the demands that were reaching us through different channels, we decided to expand the stock by 3,000 more registrations, until we reached 28,000 bibs sold and established the participation record for the test. On February 11, all participants will run in the largest half marathon at the national level and the second largest in Europe,” Llorens concluded.