01 Feb Penyagolosa Trails HG anounces the routes of MiM, CSP and Trail World Championship
Penyagolosa Trails HG anounces the routes of MiM and CSP. In this edition, the main novelties are the startline of CSP will be from Aulas Square, three races will pass by Tossal Gros and Borriol or improving trails. These novelties join those at the general information sheet of the Trail World Championship, which it knew last week. In this way, only 100 days are left to live a historic day for the event and for the province of Castellón.
The three races have been adapted to be held simultaneously, following the guidelines of the Coordination and Safety Plan, as well as the optimization of resources and volunteers.
The MiM will start from the Universitat Jaume I Saturday May 12th at 7am. The race will have a distance of 60 kilometers, with 3200 metres cumulative elevation. In the twentieth anniversary, for the first time it will pass through the Tossal Gros and the center of Borriol. From there, the race will continue until Les Useres. Precisely, The Rambla-Les Useres section has been improved and will pass by trail, instead of track. Next, the runners will continue towards Torrosselles and Xodos. In the last section of the test, the part of Pla de la Creu-Banyadera has also been improved, including more paths before reaching Sant Joan de Penyagolosa. The MiM will be part of the calendar of the Spain Ultra Cup and will be scoring in the Ultra-Trail of Mont Blanc, with 4 points.
The Provincial Palace of the Diputación de Castellón will be the scene of the startline of CSP. This race will pass through the streets of the town at 00:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12th. From there, it will go to the UJI and the race will take the same route as the MiM to Les Useres. From this town you will go to Atzeneta through recovered paths, such as the Camí del Piló de la Creu. The race will pass through the municipalities of Benafigos, Culla, Vistabella, Xodos and Villahermosa del Río, to end in Sant Joan de Penyagolosa. The CSP will have 108 kilometers, with 5600 meters cumulative elevation. This race will be part of the circuits Spain Ultra Cup and Ultra Trail World Tour and will be scoring in the Ultra-Trail of Mont-Blanc with 5 points.
The World Championship is the great novelty of this edition. The departure will be at 6 a.m. of Saturday, May 12th, from the UJI. In total, 85 kilometers with 5000 meters of cumulative elevation, which will pass through the municipal districts of Castellón, Borriol, Les Useres, Atzeneta, Benafigos and Vistabella. The best trail runners will be cited and in which the male, female and team world champions will be decided.
There are different novelties in the program, like that the first selections will arrive on Tuesday, May 8th. On the 10th, Thursday, there will be a parade of national teams that will compete in the Trail World Championships through the streets of the center of Castellón, in a great welcome show. On Friday, the Runner Fair will be organized again in Aulas Square, where the numbers of MiM and CSP will also be collected.
On Saturday will take place the three race and on Sunday May 13th, the awards ceremony and the closing ceremony to put the finishing touch to a sports week par excellence in the mountains of Castellón.