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APRIL 2024

April 19th - 3 Nights

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Accommodation Style: 4 Hotel Luxury

Running: 4 x Runs. 5km, 12km, 42km, 8km.

Terrain: 30% Trail, 70% Road

Maximum Places: 16 (Single / Double Occ)

Ability: Level 1 - ALL  [Difficulty Pyramid]

Focus: Mediterranean Running Escape

Prices From £699 | DEPOSIT ONLY £139


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- Early Bird Deposits From £139 - 

Book now with 20% Deposit


Join us for an epic week of running and exploring this enchanting mediterranean city that really has it all, beach, city, culture and the very best cuisine! Over the weekend you will experience everything Barcelona has to offer, from the winding old streets of the gothic quarter, passing through Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas plus running the entire length of Barcelona's beach front. There will be plenty of stunning scenic photo opportunities. One of the 4 guided group runs will take us up to Montjuic Castle; another day we will take a funicular to the highest point in Barcelona where you will be greeted with the best views of the city and the surrounding coastline, as well as the Sagrat Cor church. A weekend to remember running with Nick Butter, his team and a group of likeminded runners.

Day 1 - Friday 19th April

Arrive + Welcome Shakeout - 5km

We'll be waiting for you at the Catalonia Plaza Hotel where you Run Weekend will begin at 17:00. If you arrive earlier in the day there are plenty of options to enjoy this stunning Spanish city, soak up the sun rays, chill by the rooftop pool or have a wander around the Spanish streets. Once everyone has arrived we'll head for a short 5km sunset shakeout run at 19:30 - a chance to get to know the group and begin exploring the new city. Tomorrow you will have the chance to stop at the Boqueria food market and sip on some sangria in the sun. Just you wait.

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Day 2 - Saturday 20th April

Montjuic Castle, Catalonian Hills & Tapas Dinner - 12km

Wake up bright and early ready to kick off the weekend with a spectacular sunrise run up to Montjuic Castle, an old military fortress sat amongst the Catalonian hills. You can expect a steady incline upwards from the moment we begin at Plaza Espana Steps, past the olympic stadium, all the way to the picturesque view point overlooking Barcelona Port.  After a tasty buffet breakfast at the hotel we'll head back out for a full day of exploring everything that this incredible Spanish city has to offer, from the local culture and cuisine to the amazing architecture.  

We will wander the winding old streets of the gothic quarter, pass through Plaza Catalunya and the famous Las Ramblas. We will end the first evening with a tapas dinner - it doesn't get more Spanish!

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Day 3 - Sunday 21st April

Sunday is long run day (of course) - 42.2km

Our main event of the weekend. It's marathon time. Spanning the entire length of Barcelona beach 'the Barceloneta', we'll take in the uninterrupted turquoise of the Mediterranean leading to Badalona (neighbouring town). There are water points along the route, and we'll take plenty of breaks to refuel and take photos! The excursion for the day will be a funicular ride up to the highest point in the Serra de Collserola. The views are special. The day will come to a close with a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics at the 'Magic Fountain', a must see when visiting Barcelona.

Day 4 - Monday 22nd April

Ciutadella Park, Sagrada Familia, The old Bull Ring - 8km

After the marathon yesterday and many more miles walked across the city, you will be relieved to know it is just a short run for the final day! (all runs are optional) A steady 8km to Ciutadella Park and back pre breakfast will start the final day right. A visit to the famous Sagrada Familia will be our last outing of your Run Weekend. To close we will have one final lunch all together at Plaza Espana in the old Bull Ring, Las Arenas. You'll be available to leave for the airport anytime after 14:00.

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Nick Butter Run Weekend Barcelona Running Retreat Guided Running Holidays

- Double Occupancy Discount - 

Save up to £100 each


- Early Bird Places Available -

Save up to £150 each



3 Nights in 4* Luxury in the heart of Barcelona.


1 x 5km Shakeout

1 x 12km City Run

1 x 42km Marathon (Beach front)

1 x 8km Ciutadella Park


3 x Breakfast

3 x Lunch

4 x Dinner


All travel within your weekend is included. All you need to do, is get to us on (and get home again).


4 x Guided Group Runs

Hosted and Led by Nick

Funicular to Viewpoint

Montjuic Castle Visit


Nick and the team will be taking photos throughout the weekend. You'll be sent these via a link post weekend.

Not Included


You must make your own way to and from your Run Weekend location. Meet at 17:00 at the Catalonia Plaza Hotel

Travel Insurance. You must come prepared with appropriate travel insurance.


All drinks.

Additional food.

Snacks on run route.


Run gear, casual warm, beach clothes, spare socks, swimwear and towel. Warm coat and layers. Any bags or bottles etc you may want for the runs.

Early Bird


Limited Availability

1 Person

2 Persons

1 Person

2 Persons

All bookings  will be in a shared room (double or twin - same gender) 

Nick Butter Run Weekends Run Leader

Run Leader

Nick Butter

You'll be running with Nick.


Nick is very keen for every Run Weekend to be as inclusive as possible. Runners of all abilities, shapes and sizes, ages and genders, and from all walks of life are welcome. You're in good hands: Nick has travelled to every corner of the world, run over 1000 marathons, and has dreamt up Run Weekends because he want's to showcase the world through running, just as he has. We all run together, we look after each other, and enjoy the weekends as a group.

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Packing List


  • Running Shoes (Road)

  • Socks x 2 or 3

  • Shorts x 2 or Running Leggings

  • T-Shirt / Vest x 2

  • Lightweight Waterproof  x 1

  • Long Sleeve Breathable x 1

  • Running Bag (2-3 litres minimum)​​

  • Lightweight beach bag & towel​​

  • Medical / Allergies Card

  • Head Torch

  • Hand Sanitizer & Sun Cream

  • Foil Blanket & Whistle

  • Warm Jumper for the beach


  • Thick Layer 

  • Watch & Charger

  • €50 -€100 Emergency Cash

  • Lightweight Battery Pack & Cable

  • Swim clothes / Dryrobe

  • Gloves / Cap

  • Extra casual daytime outfit 

  • Extra snacks or drinks

  • Pain Killers / Antiinflamatories

  • Waterproof phone case (for beach)

  • Top Tip: Backup your phone before you come incase you drop it.


Pay in full, or just 20% at checkout and the rest no later than 60 days before your Run Weekend.

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