Spain’s first swimrun race is a real beauty. The idea comes from Oriol Guillamon, who lives in Sweden and has many ÖTILLÖ finishes under his belt, and is put on by Pere Tutusaus, CEO of Besttrail, a sports event company from Barcelona.
This year is only the second edition of Swimrun Costa Brava but there will be nearly 300 teams from across Europe at the start competing over three distances – Marathon (42k), Sprint (21k) and Short (12k).
The Marathon distance, which has an 11-hour cut-off, is an ÖTILLÖ merit race where teams can collect points for Swimrunranking.com and increase their chances of qualifying for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship.
The Costa Brava, an ideal off-season location, is one of the most scenic sites in Catalonia and the best place to celebrate Swimrun Costa Brava, which will be held on Sunday, April 23, coinciding with the dyad of Sant Jordi (St George’s Day).
The course is along the coast of Costa Brava in Girona, just North of Barcelona, where swimrunners will encounter a mixture of rugged cliffs, small sandy beaches and friendly coastal towns.
Article first published in Swimrun Life Magazine Issue # 2 (Apr/May 2017)