Barcelona has a hugh marathon with around 17,000 runners running around the Catalan capital each year. The event is well over 30 years old with the first one taking place back in 1977.
It is a flat, circular course that starts and finishes at the Placa d'Espanya. Runners pass several monuments including the Nou Camp Stadium, Gaudi's Pedrera and his masterpiece, Segrada Familia and the Arc de Triomf. The course is characterised by many straight sections interjected with several sharp bends.