What is the city with the most runners in Spain? In which areas do they go running?

How do running figures differ from one city to another?

After the closures of gyms and restrictions due to Covid-19 in Europe, it is clear that this year a large number of people have decided to go running on the street or on the trail to improve their physical condition.

In Spain running is one of the sports with the most followers running, they have wondered  How do running figures differ from one city to another?

The specialized SportsShoes conducted an investigation through the APP MapMyRun where analyzed nearly 30.000 records in the largest cities of Spain to see which was the one with the most corridors.

After analyzing all the data, the city with the most runners is Valencia, where 10.000 people travel 55 routes registered in the application. The second was Barcelona and the third Zaragoza

List of cities with more corridors

  • Valencia
  • Barcelona
  • Zaragoza
  • Madrid
  • Sevilla
  • Bilbao
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Alicante
  • Cordova
  • Vigo

The best Spanish cities for running


The data revealed that the coastal city of Valencia has the more runners

Thanks to its flat surfaces, mild climate and fantastic green spaces and gardens, It's no wonder Valencia is at the top of our list.

There is even a 5 km circuit built for runners in the Jardin del Turia, specially designed to soften your steps and offers many green areas to rest after the race.

Other popular options include parks like the Cabecera Park with a 2,4 km circular route or the promenade and Royal Navy Juan Carlos I; perfect for a run with a fresh sea breeze and views of the beach.


The city of Barcelona is perfect for a "tourist run" that includes some of the most famous monuments and sights.

However, for its residents, the most popular places are the promenade, Montjuic area and Ciutadella Park.

For the more adventurous trails and runners, the Collserola Park it has spectacular views.


Third on the list is Zaragoza, city parks are very popular with runners.

El «Luis Buñuel» Water Park offers circuits of 5 km or 10 km, which are perfect for all levels, with beautiful views along the Ebro river, as well as the expo area and Bridge Pavilion.

Another favorite place is the José Antonio Labordeta Grande Park, offering options with gentler or more demanding slopes; there are also many leafy trees for the hottest days in the city.


Madrid's beautiful landscape makes this city a fantastic place for runners looking to enjoy a peaceful environment.

With more green spaces than any other European city, it is a fantastic place to put on your running shoes and discover the city.

There are many parks, but the favorites are the El Retir Parkor the West Park, Parque Juan Carlos I y Madrid Rio.


Located along the Guadalquivir river. A lot of The best routes in Seville are right in the center of the city.

With a race of 8 to 10 km, you will be able to enjoy most of the most outstanding historical and architectural places of the city.

The area by the river It also offers great options. For a greener view, the city's many parks and gardens offer a variety of different scenic styles and lush locations for warmer days.

El Maria Luisa Park, Alamillo Park, Vega de Triana Park and Miraflores Park are some of the favorites.

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