The event, run over a distance of 21.097 km, is held in February and attracts the best of the world's elite athletes.

One of the event's strong points is the huge popular support it enjoys. Year after year, a number of cultural organisations, groups of volunteers and residents associations selflessly work with the organisation on the days running up to the event itself.

On the day of the race, there are a dozen cheering points along the route, for cheering on the competitors. The race also has hundreds of volunteers who lend a hand at the various refreshment points.

In the last edition, over 14,000 competitors signed up for the Barcelona Half Marathon.

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