– The second edition of the Montjuïc – Tibidabo race gathered 499 runners, a sustainable and unique race organized by SevenMila
– Cristina García is the winner of the women’s category and Marc Guàrdia and Llorenç Esteve of the men’s category with a friendly draw
The second edition of the Montjuïc-Tibidabo, organized by SevenMila, has been a triumph, consolidating itself as an outstanding sporting event in the city. On the festive morning of All Saints, 499 runners joined the exciting challenge of running 20 km between the iconic mountains of Montjuïc and Tibidabo, with more than 400 meters of positive elevation gain and highlighting a sustainable approach and its hybrid route (50% asphalt and 50% trail).
499 runners enjoyed yesterday an incredible All Saints’ Day morning: crossing Barcelona through its two mountains; Montjuïc and Tibidabo.
SevenMila took the executive direction of the race in 2022, where more than 400 runners joined the challenge, in this second edition organized by the agency 499 runners have enjoyed the demands of this race: 20Km and more than 400 m of positive elevation gain.
Cristina García won the women’s category with a time of 1.24:48. In the men’s competition, Marc Guàrdia and Llorenç Esteve shared the first place, registering a time of 1.09:03. Laura López stood out as second on the podium followed by Irene Perales in third place, and in the men’s category, third place went to Joan Riutort.
The Montjuïc-Tibidabo, also known as Memorial Francesc Mates, took the baton from the race of friendship, transforming the race into a challenge for running lovers with privileged views of the city of Barcelona.
A balanced route, 50% asphalt and 50% trail
The race started with an exciting descent from Montjuïc mountain through wide streets and then went into the city with a direct route, crossing several neighborhoods of Barcelona, including Pueblo-Seco, Sant Antoni, the Old Esquerra del Eixample, Las Cortes and Sarriá. It then left the city behind and climbed up a scenic road with spectacular views, passing through Vallvidrera before reaching Tibidabo. Finally, the route descended to Vallvidrera and took a detour along paths that led to the Santa María de Vallvidrera leisure area, where the finish line was located.
Sustainability as a priority
The Montjuïc – Tibidabo is a sustainable race that invests part of its registrations to preserve the Collserola Park, and therefore, the challenge offers a limit of places to run the race, feeling 499 its maximum number of bibs available. In addition, the Montjuïc – Tibidabo has the support of electric vehicles provided by BYD Quadis group and SEAT MÓ, which guaranteed the reduction of CO₂ emissions in the natural areas of Collserola.