Trail Running Spain: Ultra Pirineu 2014 at Bagá (Catalonia) sold out 100k-42k races as it takes over from Ultra Cavalls del Vent 2013.
The new Ultra Pirineu 2014 has just announced it has sold out all its entries for the four races coming up next September 20th. Come share with us a look back at 2012 & 2013 great races, plus detailed info on 2014 edition.
FROM CAVALLS DEL VENT TO ULTRA PIRINEU, THE ORIGINS.
Cavalls del Vent is a beatiful classic 80k mountain traverse that links the 8 refuges of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Parc at the Pyrenees in Barcelona province. Its iconic summit is Pedraforca, a true bigwall climbing paradise as well. For several years now, the Ultra Cavalls del Vent (grown up to 100km/D+6.660m last 2013) had grown into a great celebration of these mountains.
Over the last two editions, in 2013 and 2013 our team went live to Bagá and covered the race inside & out for our audience: Some of our team were blazing the trails as just one more runner, some trailing it with our cameras. Take a look here at our race reports, fotos and videos both from the 2012 edition won by Kilian Jornet & Nuria Picas, and the 2013 one with Luis Alberto Hernando and Nuria Picas at the top.
ULTRA PIRINEU 2014 (SALOMON NATURE TRAILS) SOLD OUT
Registration to 100k race Ultra Pirineu has been hailed as a success by its organizers after demand exceeded the number of 900 available entries and there was a need to celebrata a public lottery to allocate the bibs, last March 14th
Registration to 42k race Marató Pirineu closed on March 21st after selling out its 600 available positions in record time as well.
All participating runners will enjoy an event that is growing in distance and number of races, taking place in the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park and enjoying the great atmosphere of the area´s villages plus heartfelt support from the locals.
The event will take place on September 20th and 21st of 2014. Beyond the classic ultra trail this time it also includes the Marató Pirineu, a new race that has also sold out. Its registration period opened on February 18th with 600 open positions, which have already been assigned, reinforcing once more the success of an event with recognized technical level and organization, already a reference in mountain running races.
ANTON KRUPICKA, MIGUEL HERAS & NÚRIA PICAS CONFIRM RUNNING.
Ultra Pirineu 2014 will count once again with the new Balance team trailrunner Anton Krupicka, one of the big names in ultra endurance running worldwide. The Nebraskan runner, known for his minimalist approach to mountain running and his bearded look with long hair, finished second in the 2012 edition after Kilian Jornet.
He will be tested again this year in over a course partially new to him, running all over the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park this time to cover 100 kilometers and 6,300 meters of elevation gain, including a circle around the Pedraforca. “I loved Cadí Moixeró when I ran it two years ago and am very excited at the opportunity to return this September”
The Salomon Running team member Miguel Heras is by now a true classic of this race, having achieved over the years every one of the podium positions.
As for the women, the great race icon and local favorite Núria Picas is sure to come back once again to aim for yet another victory at this dearest race for her
ULTRA PIRINEU & MARATÓ PIRINEU COURSE MAPS AND PROFILES.
See below the races maps & profiles for the main races, the 100k Ultra Pirineu and the 42k Marató Pirineu
Given the previous history of the race, it sure is a safe bet to say that fans will also enjoy the three new 2014 races: Marató Pirineu with 42 kilometers, the Nit Pirineu with 6 kilometers and the XS Pirineu for the youngest.
In fact, let us remind fans that there are still entries available are open positions for two of the four races:, the Nit Pirineu and XS Pirineu. Registration to these races will open in a month, at the closing of the ski station La Molina at the end of April.
FURTHER INFO ABOUT MOUNTAINS RUNNING IN SPAIN.
- The leading trail running website in Spain, since 2007: Carrerasdemontana.com
- Key trail races & trail runners in Spain 2013
- Results key Trail Races Spain & others 2013