The Puig Campana becomes the protagonist of the Costa Blanca Trails this weekend
This weekend, Puig Campana will become the undisputed protagonist of the new edition of the Costa Blanca Trails, as it is the mountain with the closest vertical kilometre to the sea in Spain. During this Friday, Novembre 17, and Saturday, November 18, the 6000 runner from al over the world will travel more than 200 kilometer through some of the most important massifs in the province of Alicante. The starting and finishing point will be Finestrat and the route will go through the Coll de Pouet, the Font del Pi, Benimantell, the Barranc de les Motes, Recingle Alt, Confrides, the Font de Partagat in Benifato, the Font d’Alemany, Sella, Mas de l’Oficial and the finish line in the Plaça de l’Unió Europea.
Extra is the Trail test par excellence and as a novelty in this edition the race modalities are expanded, which will continue as follows: 103 k relay, 65 k relay, 41 k, 21 k and 18 k. The start will be at 23:00 hours on Friday and 25 will be the hours in which the race can take place. External assistance is allowed in Benimantell, Confrides, Font de Partagat and Sella.
The “Puig Campana Vertical Kilometre” is the oldest of those held in Spain and is one the most exciting and vibrant trails for fans of this sport in the middle of nature, due to the orography of the mountain and the short distance to the sea. This sporting event has been held in the municipality for 17 years and the absolute record has been held since 2011 by the Italian Urban Zemmer, who reached the top in 35 minutes an 43 seconds. The women’s record has been held, also since 2011, by Laura Orgué, with44 minutes and 1 second. Among the local runners, it is worth highlighting the participation of Vicente Llorca Climent “Tato”, who reached the summint in a time 44 minutes and 4 seconds.