What is Unirun?

The Unirun is an athletic competition that aims to promote news challenges in the university athletics.
The Unirun wants to implicate the 12 Universities from Catalonia in a popular running competition.

Two main features:

  • Distance of 5.000 meters.
  • Competition between Universities: In addition to an individual competition, there is a competition between the 12 Catalan Universities.
Unirun the race of the Universities!

Who organizes?

The Unirun is an athletic race promoted for the 12 Catalan Universities through the ECU (Esport Català Universitari). With the support of the Secretaria General de l'Esport i l'Activitat Física, the Ajuntament de Barcelona and the Ajuntament de Sant Adrià de Besòs and organized by Gaudium Sports, S.L.

Where and when will be?

The ninth Unirun will take place at Barcelona on March 5, 2023. The starting and finishing zone will be at Parc del Fòrum. The start of the race will be at 9:30 am. The time limit to do the test will be 1 hour.


The participation is opened to everyone. In the Unirun can participate university students, alumnus, futures students, professors, workers, suppliers, relatives or a sympathizer of one Catalan University. To participate you must be born in 2007 or before.

To participate, the runner has to choose one of the 12 Catalan Universities:

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat de Lleida
  • Universitat de Girona
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Universitat de Vic
  • Universitat Abat Oliba CEU
  • Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

How to arrive?

  • Metro: L4, El Maresme/Fòrum stop.
  • Bus: Lines 7, 36, 141, H14 and H16.
  • Tram: Trambesòs T4: El Maresme stop.


Car or motorcycle:

  • Ronda Litoral direction Besòs River Exit 24.
  • Por la Ronda Litoral direction Llobregat River Exit 25.
  • Gran Via leaving Barcelona Exit Selva de Mar.
  • Gran Via entering to Barcelona Exit Rambla Prim.
  • Diagonal until Pl. de Llevant, follow to c/Taulat and arrive at c/Josep Pla.


Services to the runner

  • Timing control with a chip.
  • Timekeeping in the middle of the race and the finish line.
  • Refreshment at the arriving.
  • Wardrobe from 8 am on the race day.
  • Fixed and movable Ambulance.
  • adidas official T-shirt for all the registered.


Number pick up

It will be on:

Location: To be determinated.
Date and time:

  • Friday, March 3, from 10 am to 8 pm.
  • Saturday, March 4, from 10 am to 8 pm.
  • Sunday, March 5, from 8 am to 9 am.*

(*) All the runners from Universitat de Vic, Girona, Tarragona, Lleida and the registered who lives out of Barcelona province, can pick up their bib on Sunday, March 5, from 8 am to 9 am, at the Parc Forum.

It’s necessary to present your ID or passport and the proof of registration.


  • At the three first absolute classified in male and female categories.
  • At the first man and woman classifies of each University.
  • At the winner University.
  • At the winner University in male and female categories.



Some Universities give ECTS to the students who complete the race.

The students enrolled in a Catalan University can consult their Sports Services if the University recognizes ECTS to take part at the Unirun.