44th La Mercè Fun Run

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Fun run. If you’re in Barcelona during the festivities for La Mercè and you like running, sign up for the fun run.

As part of the festivities for La Mercè, the city’s patron, the streets of Barcelona are set to fill with runners again on Sunday, 18 September, celebrating Barcelona’s local festival through sport. If you’re in Barcelona on these dates, join in!

Known as the Cursa de la Mercè , the fun run covers a distance of 10 kilometres. The event starts in Av. Reina Maria Cristina at 8.30 am and makes its way around the city centre, taking in iconic spots such as Av. Paral·lel, Pg. Sant Joan and Pl. Universitat.

This year’s run also comes with the Cursa Inclusiva 2K Mercè 22, an adapted 2 km version with the goal of all people with disabilities or reduced mobility also being able to enjoy La Mercè through sport.

The registration period will remain open until the 8,000 places for this year’s run have been filled, with runners paying a symbolic registration fee of 5 euros (chip not included). All the money raised will go to the Fundació Catalana d'ELA Miquel Valls.

You can sign up to take part in the run here.


The 44th La Mercè Fun Run, starting from Av. Reina Maria Cristina and covering a distance of 10 km, is one of the big events of “La Mercè més esportiva”. Once again the race is a solidarity event, with the 5-euro registration fee in all categories being donated entirety to support the Miquel Valls ALS Catalonia Foundation.

This year there will also be a 2K race within the Open category, starting at the crossroads between C/ Comte Borrell and C/ Sepúlveda, and open to people with intellectual disabilities and reduced mobility who, due to their physical condition, are unable do the 10K. 

The 2K Run will start at the crossroads between C/ Sepúlveda and C/ Comte Borrell at 9 am.


Start: Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

Route: Av. Reina Maria Cristina – Pl. Espanya (sea-facing side) – Av. Paral·lel, from Pl. Espanya to C/ Lleida (River Llobregat side) – Av. Paral·lel, from C/ Lleida to C/ Calàbria (River Besòs side, in the opposite direction) – C/ Calàbria – Gran Via Corts Catalanes, from C/ Calàbria to Rambla Catalunya (central lane) – Gran Via Corts Catalanes, from Rambla Catalunya to Pg. de Gràcia (sea side) – Gran Via Corts Catalanes, from Pg. de Gràcia to Pl. Tetuan (central lane) – Pl. Tetuan (River Llobregat-sea side) – Pg. Sant Joan (Llobregat side) – Pg. Lluís Companys (River Besòs side in opposite direction) – C/ Buenaventura Muñoz – C/ Nàpols – Pg. Pujades, lane in River Llobregat direction – Pg. Lluís Companys (central platform) – Ronda Sant Pere – Pl. Catalunya (mountain side) – Ronda Universitat – Pl. Universitat (mountain side of the sea-side lane) – Ronda Sant Antoni (River Llobregat side) – C/ Sepúlveda – C/ Viladomat – C/ Parlament (in opposite direction) – Av. Paral·lel, from C/ Parlament to C/ Lleida (River Besòs side) – Av. Paral·lel, from C/ Lleida to Pl. Espanya (River Llobregat side in the opposite direction) – Pl. Espanya (sea-facing side) – Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

Finish: Av. Reina Maria Cristina.

In this edition, runners can take part virtually in both the 5K and the 10K races. Each participant chooses their own route and the distance they will run, which will be delivered with a smartphone application or GPS.

Sortida des de l'av. Reina Maria Cristina

Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina,
Sortida des de l'av. Reina Maria Cristina

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