03-10-2015

The second Priorat Marathon!

For those who enjoy running and wine, the second annual, Marató del Priorat is today! This year has seen 25% more runners take on the challenge of running around the rugged territory for a total of 500 participants. While that’s not Barcelona Marathon numbers, it’s quite sizable for a marathon that passes through the scenic, terraced vineyards of Priorat.

We watched it last year when the runners passed through Porrera. We happened to be harvesting a friend’s vineyard at the time and it was a great deal of fun to cheer everyone on. Other friends were manning the “refreshment” stations which included wine for those interested–it’s not your typical marathon.

This year there won’t be as many people to cheer on from the vineyards nor as many grapes on the vines as the harvest came 1-2 weeks earlier for most of the viticulturists. Also with quite crappy weather forecasted most people won’t be out anyways as you can’t bring in grapes wet.

Despite this, hopefully it’s an event that will continue to grow as there few regions as striking to run through as Priorat.

Check out this detailed map if you’re curious about the route.