73.426 participating runners! Thank you!
You can see a lot of photos of the Cursa here and here
Esport3 Run Academy Ulls del Món Voluntaris 2000 Federació Catalana d'atletisme Cocacola Veri Ajuntament de Barcelona



The Cursa El Corte Ingles convenes on Sunday 6 April its thirty-sixth edition in order to maintain European leadership, after strengthening its second position worldwide in the international ranking of popular athletic careers, and establish itself as the great festival of Barcelona sport. The race intensifies its solidarity, initiated in 1986, and this year concentrates its huge yields free diffusion mechanisms to the World Eye Foundation. From March 4th until Saturday 5 April, free registrations can be done in all Catalan El Corte Ingles and Hipercor, and through the web www.cursaelcorteingles.cat until April 3th.

Last year, the Cursa El Corte Inglés exceeded the magic number of two million runners in its long history, exactly 2,035,624 people have participated in the most popular urban athletic careers of our country and one of the oldest of the international calendar. In its 2014 edition, the Cursa El Corte Inglés deepens whit quality services to all participants and once again starting gate has differentiated times for competitive athletes who run with chip property (yellow). This group of athletes - 8,721 last year-, may only register on the official website of the race, www.cursaelcorteingles.cat until Thursday April 3 or when reaching 10,000 inscriptions.

At 9.30am on Sunday 6 April and from the departure installed in Passeig de Gràcia / Gran Via, runners will enjoy the classic route of 10,766 km through the central streets of the city, alone or with their families and friends, and will ratify the motto of the race: "Ens trobem a la Cursa". The race does not forget the thousands and thousands of people who with their historic efforts have help it to become the largest in Europe ( 72,047 runners in 2013, of which over 40% were women). It takes two and a half hours to complete the circuit urban, being its main attraction access into the Stadium Montjuïc Olympic.


Sydney and Barcelona lead the ranking of the most important popular races world

According to the official list published annually by the prestigious athletic organization American Running USA, the Australian race Sun -Herald City 2 Surf (14km), in the 2014 will be held on August 10, leads this classification followed by Cursa El Corte Ingles.

The two races are similar because they were born in the decade of the seventies, have a demanding circuit, timings of arrival are supervised by the authorities local sports to ensure its rigor and seriousness. However, the Cursa El Corte Ingles is free and this makes a difference with the vast majority of popular athletic careers that exist in the world, including those held on street circuits lower five miles. Most similar to the Barcelona race courses require minimum amounts for all participants enrollment, around 15 and 40 euros. Once again the main popular athletic career organized in our country is free.


Ens trobem a laCursa slogan of this year

The race remains open to all types of participants but to satisfy the most demanding, it also facilitates the presence of those who are amateur athletes with chip property and require control measures in sports that are not comparable to those requested by the casual athlete. In 2013, 8,721 athletes ran with chip, 1,108 more than in the previous edition.

The race separates out drawers differentiated function of time of each corridor, the only area athletes with yellow chip. The Cursa El Corte Ingles is the most popular race included in this Challenge and BCN10k and this is why the organization will implement a control at mile 10 so that athletes can contrast their time in this target point. Registration for participants chip with end on Thursday 3 April at 22.00ho to reach 10,000 entries, and must be carried out on site testing.

Ens trobem a la Cursa is the motto of this year and collected by the same spirit Sports athletes with and without yellow chip. At 9.30am on Sunday 6 April, Participants will enjoy a unique departure at Passeig de Gràcia and Gran Via unique path through the center of the city. Get the Montjuïc Olympic Stadium and run its pavement is a privilege that only the Cursa El Corte Ingles can offer its runners.

All information related to the race in the web www.cursaelcorteingles.cat on Facebook www.facebook.com/cursaelcorteingles in Twitter, @celcorteingles, and they can also exchange pictures of Cursa El Corte Inglés in the Instagram app (cursaelcorteingles).


200 celebrities have supported the pioneer of the popular racing since 1993

The Catalan football coach, Gerard Lopez, the player RCD Espanyol, Joan Capdevila, tennis player Marcel Granollers, the Olympic runners synchronized swimming and waterpolo, Ona Carbonell and Laura Ester, chef Nandu Jubany and communicator Albert Om shown with their messages of support to la Cursa El Corte Ingles is a very special sport that has become, over time, in equity of all citizens. With his unselfish collaboration, these true leaders in their respective sports and professions, also participate in a civic event and unparalleled sports.

The first European race after Barcelona’s race appearing on the relationship of 2013 major popular races that are organized in the world , is being held in Frankfurt (Germany), the "JP Morgan Corporate Challenge". Although no official statistics estimate reaches 61,000 runners, the race is exclusively addressed to teams representatives of companies and institutions, its circuit is only 5.6km, far away from official standards of the national athletics federations.

According to the prestigious organization Running USA, both the German and another race of only 5km held in Rome, the "Stracittadina Fun Run", the number of participants is estimated because only a small number of runners have official control arrival.


36th Cursa El Corte ingles, the largest BCN10k Court Challenge

Like every year, all participants who finish the race will receive a diploma nominative attesting to their participation in the race and specify the time achieved, the place obtained in the general classification and classification by age group. Athletes who run with chip will access directly to their classification in the race website (www.cursaelcorteingles.cat) under the control and supervision of ChampionChip (www.championchip.cat).

1,300 people ensure the quality and services of the largest race of the BCN Challenge 10Km. A large group of workers from the El Corte Ingles, Guardia Urbana, staff of the Institut Barcelona Esports and traffic systems of the City Council of Barcelona, ​​the Catalan Athletics Federation of Red Cross and Voluntaris 2000 operation for almost 11 kilometers long test.

To ensure the quality of service in the online registration, the organization of the race will close the online registration deadline for all participants three days before the race (Thursday, April 3, at 2200 hours). Runners with chip enroll exclusively on race website (application deadline to reach 10,000 registry) and pick up their numbers on 4 and 5 April in the second floor of El Corte Ingles Portal de l'Angel. It is essential to bring it to participate in the race.

From today Tuesday, March 4, until 5 April at 21.30 h, the points of entry free for Cursa El Corte Inglés will be open during business hours (9.30 h of am to 21.30 h), at the centers of the English Court of Plaça de Catalunya, Diagonal, Francesc Macia, Portal de l'Angel, Can Drago, Sabadell, Cornella and Tarragona, and the Hipercor Meridiana and Girona.

A few days after the 36th Cursa El Corte Ingles, runners can collect their diploma participation in the center where they registered, from 9.30 am to 9.30 night, previously presenting proof of their involvement.


Veri water and Coc -Cola, official supplies of the race

As usual, two of the most exciting services offered by 36th Cursa El Corte Ingles is the more than 20,000 liters of Coca-Cola and 50,000 liters of water Veri already waiting for all participants of the most classic racing popular in our country.

A race with social awareness

The Cursa El Corte Inglés Race: 27 years bringing together solidarity and sport.

1986 was the first year the Cursa El Corte Inglés offered its exceptional capacity for spreading information to particularly relevant organizations or civic events. Sport Aid - Todo el mundo corre por África (1986), Fundación de Ayuda Contra la Drogadicción - Engánchate a la Vida (1990), Intermón (1991), Manos Unidas (1994), FASE, Fundación Anti-Sida España (1995), Creu Roja (1996), Fundació Privada d'Investigació Cardiovascular (1997), Fundació Internacional Josep Carreras (1998), Unicef - Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (1999), Metges Sense Fronteres (2000), Banc d'Ulls per a tractaments de la ceguesa (2001), Fundació Esclerosi Múltiple (2002) Fundación Vicente Ferrer (2005), Manos Unidas (2006), El Casal dels Infants del Raval (2007), again the Creu Roja (2008), Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down (2009), FERO - Fundación de Investigación Oncológica (2010) , the Associació Espanyola Contra el Càncer-Catalunya Contra el Càncer (2011), the Fundació Banc dels Aliments (2012), and the Fundació ICTUS (2013) are the nongovernmental organizations that have had a leading role in the event in previous years.

The adherence of the Cursa El Corte Inglés to the Olympic and Special Olympics Games in 1992, and to events such as the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Guardia Urbana police force (1993), the 10th World Police and Fire Games (2003) or the Universal Forum of Cultures (2004), are also four good examples of the link between the race and the city that welcomes it.


The Eyes of the World Foundation was established in 2001 by Rafael Ribo (current Ombudsman of Catalonia) and retina specialist , Dr. Borja Corcóstegui , with the aim of ensuring the Universal Right to Eyesight in the world's most vulnerable territories .

Some figures

  • There are 285 million people in the world with severe visual impairment , 39 million of them are blind.
  • In the world, one person goes blind every 5 seconds, and one child every minute.
  • 2/3 of blind people worldwide are women and children.

The precariousness of poor countries

  • 80 % of blindness in the world can be prevented or cured with the techniques we use in the societies of our environment, the people without economic resources of poor countries can not access.
  • 90% of blind people live in poor and developing countries.


  • Blindness has enormous personal, social and economic cost since it limits the possibilities of education and self-sufficiency of individuals and direct negative impact on their families and communities.
  • For these people regaining eyesight means to step forward out of the poverty in which they live. Another way to combat poverty: looking into her eyes.

Eyes of the World’s challenge is that there are no blind people because of their poverty. That is why Eyes of the World implements actions to: training local staff to medium term , manage their own eye care services , prevention of major eye diseases and education of the population in eye health habits , the provision of health facilities with the necessary equipment and materials for ophthalmology practice and surgery of the population without economic resources.

Currently the Foundation has ophtalmologic cooperation projects underway: in the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria ) , the province of Inhambane (Mozambique ) , the Department of La Paz ( Bolivia ) and the region of Mopti ( Mali ).

www.ullsdelmon.org / 934515152

Celebrities in La Cursa

  • 2014 / 36a Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Albert Om, Gerard López, Laura Ester, Marcel Granollers, Nadu Jubany, Ona Carbonell.

  • 2013 / 35th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Pedro Rodríguez, Jordi Alba, Joan Verdú, Ricky Rubio, Joel González i Anni Espar.

  • 2012 / 34th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Xavi Hernández, David Villa, Joan Verdú, Laia Sanz i Sergio Dalma.

  • 2011 / 33rd Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Jorge Lorenzo, Toni Elías, Marc Márquez, Natalia Rodríguez, Ferran Adrià, Ainhoa Arteta.

  • 2010 / 32nd Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Pedro de la Rosa, Alberto Contador, Carme Ruscalleda, Tricicle, Jordi Labanda, Josep Baselga.

  • 2009 / 31st Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Ricky Rubio, Bojan Krkic, Mauricio Pochettino, Marc Coma, Pol Amat, Mireia Belmonte, Judit Mascó.

  • 2008 / 30th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Rudy Fernández, Ernesto Valverde, Erika Villaécija, El Canto del Loco.

  • 2007 / 29th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Leo Messi, Frank Rijkaard, Ferran Corominas, Marc Gasol,El Sueño de Morfeo.

  • 2006 / 28th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Deco, Luís García, Fran Vázquez.

  • 2005 / 27th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Upa Dance, Freddie Ljumberg, Maxi Rodríguez, Rudy Fernández, Carlos Kameni, Beatriz Luengo, Maxi López, Ismael Prados, Samuel Eto'o, Andy García.

  • 2004 / 26th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Frank Rijkaard, Victor Valdés, Jordi Cruyff, Mauricio Pochettino, Rafael Nadal, Tommy Robredo, Dejan Bodiroga, Nani Roma, Sete Gibernau, Dani Pedrosa, Gemma Mengual, David Bisbal, Estopa.

  • 2003 / 25th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Luis Enrique, Bonano, Javier Clemente, Toni Jiménez, Àlex Corretja, Albert Costa, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyà, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Operación Triunfo (Beth, Joan Tena, Toni Santos).

  • 2002 / 24th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    José Corbacho, Santi Millán, Marc Colomer, Javier Saviola, Alberto Lopo, Valero Rivera, Toni Elías, Toni Velamazán, Operación Triunfo (Gisela, Natalia, Alex), Carles Puyol, Pau Gasol, Tricicle (Carles Sans, Joan Gràcia, Paco Mir).

  • 2001 / 23rd Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Antonio Canales, Gervasio Deferr, María Vasco, Gerard López, Gabri, Juan Carlos Navarro, Roger Garcia, Toni Soldevilla, David Meca.

  • 2000 / 22nd Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Plats Bruts (Joel Joan, Jordi Sánchez, Mònica Glaenzel), Manel Estiarte, Xavi, Kluivert, Paco (Santi Millán), Quique De Lucas, Raúl Tamudo.

  • 1999 / 21st Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Joan Creus, Abelardo, Ronald de Boer, Frank de Boer, Sergi Barjuan, Phillipe Cocu, Els Pets, Jordi González, Santi Villas, Xavier Grasset.

  • 1998 / 20th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Andreu Buenafuente, Oriol Grau, Fermí Fernández, Luis Figo, Enric Masip, Mari Pau Huguet, Nicolas Ouedec, Àlex Corretja, Toni Soler, Albert Om, Rosa Andreu.

  • 1997 / 19th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Carlos Moyá, Mauricio Pochettino, Paco Morán, Joan Pera, Abel Antón, Fermín Cacho, Sasha Djorjevic, Vitor Baía, Carlos Sáinz.

  • 1996 / 18th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Theresa Zabell, Martín Fiz, Jordi Villacampa, Conchita Martínez, Arturas Karnishovas, Jim Courier, Toni Jiménez, Jordi Lardín, Sergi Barjuan, Albert Ferrer.

  • 1995 / 17th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Montserrat Caballé, Joan Manuel Serrat, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Ronald Koeman, Pete Sampras, Magic Jonson.

  • 1994 / 16th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    Sergi Bruguera, Gemma Nierga, Susana Grisó, Fina Brunet, Xavier Sardà, Hristo Stoichkov, José María Bakero, Miguel Indurain, Judith Mascó, Dr. Josep Corbella, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

  • 1993 / 15th Cursa El Corte Inglés

    José Luis Doreste, Juan Antonio San Epifanio "Epi", Johan Cruyff, Lloll Beltrán, Xavier Escaich, Joan Viudes, Màgic Andreu, Emilio Sánchez Vicario, Josep Guardiola, Reyes Sobrino, Àngel Marín, Pasqual Maragall, Jordi Pujol.


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  • 4 / 04 / 14 Less than 24 hours to close the registration, the Cursa El Corte Inglés will get today 66.000 runners registered. On Sunday, Mohamed Benhmbarka could become the first athlete to win the race for the sixth time.
  • 3 / 04 / 14 62.000 runners registered at 36th Cursa El Corte Inglés! 1.300 people guarantee the quality of the organization of the most emblematic race of the Challenge BCN 10km.
    Today, last day of online register.
  • 1 / 04 / 14 The race estimates to get 57.000 runners registered, over 7.000 with chip. Tomorrow, 120 runners are going to share the experience of training with the winners of the last edition, Mohamed Benhbarka and Hassna Bahom.
  • 27 / 03 / 14 46.000 people registered for the 36th Cursa El Corte Inglés The organizators of the race expect to close this Thursday, March 27th, with 46,000 participants, 6,000 of which will run with their own chip.
  • 21 / 03 / 14 36th Cursa El Corte Inglés keeps a very good rate of registration. It has already exceeded 30,000 participants, of which over 4,500 will run with their own chip.
  • 13 / 03 / 14 The Cursa El Corte Ingles achieves 18.000 registered runners in only ten days! More than 3.800 runners have already signed up with their own chip.
  • 4 / 03 / 14 Ens trobem a la Cursa motto of the 2014 edition. El Corte Inglés has announced the sixth edition of the race thirtieth objective of consolidate the second place at the the racing world ranking of athletic people.

Greetings from the Mayor

Barcelona is a sports capital in the world , home to major international sporting events , with a premium network installation sporting - public and private .

From many different fields , clubs , organizations , federations, schools, businesses , associations and the Council itself , jointly promote grassroots sport as a key element to promote a healthy lifestyle , social cohesion , and as a generator of economic activity in the city .

Our city has a calendar full of different sports and disciplines, and in athletics, we enjoy a number of events and courses aimed at both amateur and professional athletes . In this area , we have a very special race which, for many years , massively mobilizes across the city: Cursa El Corte Ingles.

This traditional athletic event brings together thousands of people who live the event with emotion and intensity , along a route through the streets of Barcelona.

On April 6 , I encourage you to participate in the 36th edition of the Cursa El Corte Ingles , which will again be a great sporting festival in Barcelona.

Xavier Trias
Alcalde de Barcelona


  • Start
  • Route
  • Finish
  • Provisioning
  • Creu Roja

In two and a half hours you can cover the Cursa's 10.766 km, even by walking.
distance has been officially recognized by the Catalan Athletics Federation.

Discover the profile of the race



  1. The 36th Cursa El Corte Inglés is a race on foot, open to everyone, that will take place on Sunday, April 6th, 2013. Registration is free.
  2. The route, certified by the Catalan Federation of Athletics, is 10.766 km through the streets of Barcelona.
  3. The start line will be at the corner of Paseo de Gràcia and Gran Via at 9.30 AM. Participants must comply with the starting location and order.
  4. There are two ways to participate:


    1. These participants must register via Internet before 10 PM on Thursday, April 3th or until we reach 10,000 registered.
    2. Numbers will be assigned according to the proven record of each runner and must be collected on the 4th and 5th of April at El Corte Inglés on Portal de l'Àngel (2nd floor).
    3. The start line has been created with a box system. Runners access boxes depending on their number. Runners will access the start line from Gran Via.
    4. The minimum age for participation with chip is 14 years. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible.
    5. Is not allowed to starting the chip's race with any wheels vehicle (strollers, handbike, wheelchair ...).

    7. Registrations can be carried out:
      • — At any of the El Corte Inglés or Hipercor stores in Catalonia, until 9.30 PM on Saturday, April 3th and 5th.
      • — Via Internet, until 10 PM on Thursday, April 3th.
    8. Access to the start line will take place from Plaça Catalunya square.
  5. All of the participants will have a number, placed on their chest.
  6. Minors will only be able to participate with the authorization of one of their parents and under his or her responsibility.
  7. The only authorized vehicles to follow the race will be those of the organization.
  8. The finish line will be in the centre of Plaça Cataluña and will close at 12 PM.
  9. Only those runners, in accordance with their category, with or without a chip, who have begun and respected the entire marked route and who cross the finish line, will be included in the classification.
  10. El Corte Inglés will grant 150 trophies to award first three athletes classified with and without chip, male and female categories, distributed in thirteen age groups:
    • — Born before 1929
    • — Born from 1929 al 1934
    • — Born from 1935 al 1938
    • — Born from 1939 al 1944
    • — Born from 1945 al 1954
    • — Born from 1955 al 1964
    • — Born from 1965 al 1974
    • — Born from 1975 al 1984
    • — Born from 1985 al 1994
    • — Born from 1995 al 1997
    • — Born from 1998 al 2000
    • — Born from 2001 al 2003
    • — Born from 2004 al 2009
    • — Born after 2009
    • — First male athlete classified and first female athlete classified will also get the "Trofeu Ciutat de Barcelona", awarded by Ajuntament de Barcelona.
  11. All of the participants who finish the race can collect their diploma showing their time, general classification, and age group from April 22th to May 3th.
  12. Municipal sport authorities, the Guardia Urbana, and the organizations Voluntaris 2000 and the Red Cross also collaborate in the organization of the Cursa El Corte Inglés.
  13. Neither El Corte Inglés nor the other organizations mentioned will be responsible for any accidents or illnesses that are caught or worsen during the Cursa, nor for any injuries suffered by the participants or third parties.
  14. Participating in the race presupposes the acceptance of these rules and of the decisions made by the organization in the event that the rules mentioned have not been taken into account.


From the medical-health point of view, and even though the "EL CORTE INGLÉS CURSA", rather than being a competitive race, – mostly reserved for federated participants only – it is a popular race in which all citizens are invited to participate, it would nevertheless be useful to take into consideration a number of aspects when giving advise to any person that is not an athlete and that wishes to take part in a long distance race.

Before the race

  • We believe that every participant should undertake a proper medical check up that would make it possible to know his or her sporting aptitudes. We would further think that a medical check would be particularly required in the case of persons with a history of heart or respiratory, joint, metabolism, hypertension or other substantial medical complaints or that are over 60 years.
  • Female runners experiencing an abundant menstruation are advised not to participate in the race.
  • Runners should eat a light meal 3 or 4 hours before the race. The meal must be especially rich in complex carbohydrates (pasta, potatoes, rice, muesli, etc.). It is not necessary to consume a protein rich diet. It would be advisable to avoid fats and an excessive sugar intake.
  • It would be advisable to have a hot bath and a massage and to stretch the night before the race.
  • Rest well the night before the race. Do not take tranquilizers.
  • Have a light breakfast 3 or 4 hours before the race. It must be especially made up of fluids and carbohydrates (for example, tea and toast). Avoid fat and proteins. Sweets and sugar are not advisable. Drink only decaffeinated coffee, if you have any coffee at all.
  • Ensure a proper body hydration. Drink water in little sips up to the time of the race. Remember that alcohol dehydrates.
  • Try to empty your bowels before the race.
  • Wear comfortable and light shoes and clothes, in accordance with the weather.
  • Apply a coating of vaseline to your inner thighs and nipples to prevent rubbing.
  • Watch your feet. In case of doubt, consult a foot specialist.
  • Try to warm up and stretch before the race.
  • Do not participate in the race if you feel unwell (high temperature, generally feeling unwell, flu symptoms, weakness, cold, vomits, diarrhea, etc.).

During the race

  • Run at your own pace. Do not start too fast, as you shall only tire sooner. Should you experience during the race intense fatigue, muscular or joint pain or aches, nausea, vomit, a feeling of empty headedness or instability, chills or, specially, chest pains or breathing difficulties, it would then be preferable to stop, rest and, should you latter decide to continue, do not ever do so because of excessive and badly interpreted self-esteem as this could cause you to stop indefinitely after the next few steps. Do not ever try to be a hero at the expense of your health. Above everything else, listen to the messages that your body sends you. It is not shameful to abandon when things are not going well.
  • If you feel out of breath, slow down or stop altogether. Relax and press down with the flat of your hand on the painful area. Breathe deeply and relaxed.
  • Avoid sudden sprints, especially towards the latter part of the race.

After the race

  • At the end of the race do not stop suddenly, move around and continue running slowly or walking, during five to ten minutes. Remember that the body needs a cool down period to enter into repose mode. Massage yourself and stretch.
  • Leg pains due to the race itself may be successfully treated through the application of ice. Should you have to empty out any blisters that you may have in your feet, open them up at a single point and leave the dead skin to protect it; under no circumstances must the skin be removed.
  • Attend the medical service at the end of the race if you feel unwell.
  • Have a hot bath or shower followed by a rest period when you return home.
  • The meal following the race must be light (rich in carbohydrates, fruit and lots of fluids). Wait at least two hours before eating. Wait longer if you suffer from nausea or vomits. Eat slowly and sparingly.
  • Running slowly during a period of between 15 and 30 minutes the same day of the race aids a fast recovery.
  • Drink frequently, specially water, with small sips, during several days after the race.
  • Have a massage if muscular pain persists after several days. Attend a specialized physician if you still feel unwell several days after the race.

Miscellaneous remarks

  • Abundant menstruation. May be the cause of anemia in several cases. It would be advisable to consult a doctor, who shall then properly value all analytical and clinical data.
  • Carbohydrates. It is the most important food for long distance runners. They can be found in potatoes, rice, cereals, pasta and wholemeal breads.
  • Alcoholic beverages. Alcohol dehydrates. One pint of beer produces more urine that the volume of fluids drank. Drink only non-alcoholic beverages. Drink enough water to ensure that your urine has a light yellow color and is abundant.
  • Smoking. Smoking is toxic, regardless of whether cigarettes, cigars, pipe or low nicotine cigarettes are smoked.
  • Warm up exercises. They help to increase heart beat speed and increase the temperature of the muscles before the most intense aerobic stage. Start with a few gymnastic exercises, then jump on the spot and finally run slowly during 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Cooling down. We have already said that many accidents take place after an intense exercise stage. It is necessary to spend 5 to 10 minutes cooling down. Cool down over a long period if you have ended the aerobic stage of the exercise with a sprint. To cool down run slowly, moving around and walking until your heart speed has descended to some 120 beats per minute or less than 100, if you are over 50 years old.
  • Food. To ensure that you consume all the essential food, eat a combination of foods from the following five food groups: 1) cereals and bread; 2) milk and milk based foods (skimmed); 3) fruits and vegetables; 4) meat, fish, etc.; 5) fats and oils (reduce your animal fat intake substantially and consume vegetal fats). Consult an expert if you would rather have a vegetarian diet.
  • DIABETICS AND ASTHMATICS. They must carry their required medication with them.

Advise prepared by Catalonian Association of long distance running Doctors, With the cooperation of the Red Cross.

  • The organizers of the World Day for Physical Activity recommends accumulating 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day.
  • Take care of you, do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day: walking at a good pace, climb stairs, use public transportation, dance, play with your kids, walk the dog ... The 30 minutes can be divided into periods 10 minutes. Children and young people need to do 60 minutes a day of physical activity.

More information www.pafes.cat

Run with a chip

Registration of athletes with chip will end when we reach 10,000 registered athletes.

Consult the clasification of runners with chip:


The Barcelona event, in spite of its festive and multitudinous nature, has never renounced precision and control in all of its organizational aspects and it has always been under the guidance of the Catalan Athletics Federation (Federación Catalana de Atletismo).

In this way, the Cursa El Corte Inglés combines the festive participation of the general public with the rigorous and intensive practice of amateur sports. More than ever the event is open to all kinds of participants and it also facilitates the presence of those amateur athletes that require certain control measures in their sporting practice and that are not usual for the ocasional athlete.

The official time, used for classification, is between the firing of the start shot and the moment the participant crosses the finish line. However, participants with a chip can get their real time, that is calculated from the moment they leave the start line and when they cross the finish line, but this will not be considered as their official time.

The start for athletes with a yellow chip has been created with a box system. Runners access boxes depending on their number. Runners will access the start line from Gran Vía.


Can we just enroll 10,000 participants ? The number of yellow chip runners is limited to 10,000. For runners without chip there is no limitation.

I've registered myself in the race but I have not received the confirmation email. What should I do ? Check your spam folder, the confirmation email could be there. If it is not there, wait 24 hours. If it still does not arrive, send us a message, but don't register yourself again.

Should I pay to participate in the race? No, the Carrera del Corte Inglés is free.

Can minors run the race? The minimum age to participate in the chip mode is 14 years old. All children under 16 need the permission of one parent and must be accompanied by an adult.

Where can I buy a yellow chip? The yellow chip is personal. You can buy it in sports stores. In this link you have a list of centers in Barcelona and Catalonia where you will find them. ( Http://www.championchip.cat/web/ )

Where and when can chip runners pick up the number? The numbers for runners with chip will be allocated according to the registered mark. Runners can pick it up at the second floor of the Corte Ingles Portal del Ángel since 4 to 5 April. Do not forget your registration sheet and/or your DNI. You can provide registration sheet via mobile.

What about non chip runners? You can pick your number up in the centre you prefer until 5 April at 21.30 h. You have to carry the registration sheet.

Can I pick up the number of a friend or familiar? Yes, whether they run with chip or not, providing their registration sheet and their DNI.

Are there blocks in the starting line? Yes, the starting line is divided into blocks and runners will access depending on the number. Runners with yellow chip will depart from the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia with Gran Via. The other participants will depart from Plaza Catalunya.

If I have chip, in which block will you place me? Yellow chip runners' mark have already been registered automatically. So, we will place you in the appropriate block depending on your mark.

Can I bring a stroller ? No, you can't access to the blocks of the starting line with any wheel device, nor carts , nor handbikes or wheelchairs, etc.

What if I miss the yellow chip at home? You will run in non chip mode, so remember to carry it!

May I know the time I have done if I do not wear the yellow chip? No, it's impossible.

If I do not carry chip, will I appear on lists by position? If you don't carry yellow chip we can't know your mark.

When will I get my diploma? Between 22 April and 3 May at the same centre you picked up your number. You have to carry your registration sheet o the number. You can also take another runners' diploma if you have their registration sheets.