The Swimrun La Baells, Trail Running and Swimming in a single non stop test.

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With 22 kilometers of distance, the Swimrun La Baells will combine stretches of authentic mountain trail with swimming in a race without transitions or interruptions that will host a maximum of 200 participants.

The multipurpose trail arrives. Now it is no longer just knowing how to run. You also have to swim. Trail running, triathletes, open water swimmers, athletes wanting to try new experiences ... all will meet on June 10 at the Swimrun La Baells, a test that comes with the aim of presenting a new challenge to all those who move well in both disciplines, who are amphibians of trail and swimming.

With the Reservoir of La Baells, in Berga (Catalonia) as a stage, the test is presented as a mountain swimrun, moving away from the sea and placing itself in one of the most unique corners of Berguedà: the area of ​​natural interest of the Serra de Picancel, which under the watchful eye of Pedraforca, It can be discovered on foot and breaststroke.

With departure and arrival in the municipality of Vilada, it will have 5 stretches of land and 4 water around the reservoir, for a total of 19km running and 3km swimming, with a maximum of 948m swimming continuously. The appointment will start at nine in the morning, it will have 5 aid stations distributed by the circuit and a lunch in the arrival area.

Swimrun is a sport that was born in Sweden in 2006 by Ötillo (Island to Island), the most extreme competitive event in the world. The initial idea was to carry out a race through the Stockholm archipelago that involved alternating land and sea.

During the first seven years, Ötillo was the only test that was carried out, but in 2017 the explosion of the Swimrun is already a reality that can also be experienced in Catalonia.

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Registrations for the Swimrun La Baells are now open at the website and it will be possible to participate individually (€ 45) or as a couple (€ 40 / person).

The maximum time to complete the test will be 6 hours, in which dozens of athletes will tour the natural area of ​​interest of the Serra de Picancel (Catalonia) and will be tested in a different race: a mountain swimrun in one of the most special corners of the country.


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