Event date: Sunday 12th April 2015 at 09:30
Event location: Start and finish at Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona
Cursa El Corte Ingles 2015 run - Sunday 12th April 2015. Barcelona's biggest 10k run around 65.000 runners. 37th edition. The route starts and ends at Plaza Catalunya as usual. Our best wishes for a great run and good weather to all 2015 runners. The Cursa El Corte Inglés is an annual spring 11k run. It is Barcelona's most popular running event and one of the biggest running events in Europe. The all time record number of runners in this run, which is a Guiness World Record, was the 1994 Cursa Corte Ingles which had an amazing 109.457 runners.
The Cursa Corte Ingles has been run by many famous people over the years including Miguel Indurain, Johan Cruyff, Ronald Koeman, Pete Sampras, Magic Johnson, Montserrat Caballé, Pau Gasol, Rafael Nadal, Eto'o and Leo Messi and many more. The Cursa Corte Ingles takes its name from and is organised by department store El Corte Ingles. This run is part of the annual BCN10k challenge. (See pictures Cursa Corte Ingles here) Free registration.
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Plaza Catalunya is Barcelona's central square and the center of downtown Barcelona. This is a the most central place to stay in Barcelona and close to transport connections and many Barcelona sights and attractions.
Plaza Catalunya was designed by architect Francesc de Paula Nebot. It was inaugurated on November 2nd 1927 by King Alphonso XIII. The plaza has a small temple with a central colonnade, fountains and 28 sculptures in stone and bronze, by leading sculptors of the time. Josep M. Subirachs's striking monument to former President of Catalunya Francesco Macià later brought the number of sculptures to 29. Plaza Catalunya is the center of public transport in Barcelona with many metro, bus and tour bus connections.
Barcelona's main Tourist Office of Barcelona is on Plaza Catalunya in an underground office on the corner of Plaza Catalunya. Plaza Catalunya is the place where two of Barcelona´s most famous streets begin (or end) which are La Rambla walking street and the elegant designer shopping boulevard Passeig de Gracia. On Plaza Catalunya itself you can find the top department store El Corte Ingles - American restaurant and bar Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona, a small shopping centre El Triangle and many top hotels near Plaza Catalunya. Plaza Catalunya is an important transport hub and the first place many tourists arrive in Barcelona if you take the Aerobus airport buses in front of the Corte Ingles store to and from Barcelona Airport. There also many night buses and regional buses connections on Plaza Catalunya, as well as the station Catalunya, where you can catch metro trains, regional trains and FGC trains.
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You can get to Plaza Catalunya by metro. The metro station on Plaza Catalunya is called Catalunya and Metro stations Passeig de Gracia or Urquinanona are just one block away. Many bus lines and night bus lines have stops at Plaza Catalunya. Both Barcelona hop-on-hop-off tourist bus have stops on Pl Catalunya and the Aerobus airport buses too.
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