2023 will see a welcome return of XTERRA racing to the country of Spain in a partnership between XTERRA EMEA and renowned Spanish event organiser OCISPORT in a move to develop the XTERRA brand in a country synonymous with off-road racing.
In partnership with OCISPORT, the XTERRA Costa Brava off-road triathlon will be hosted in the northeast region of Spain, just a short drive up from Barcelona. The race will begin with a 1.5km swim in the Balearic Sea, followed by a 30km mountain bike through rocky, sandy single-track trails in the foothills behind the town of Sant Antoni de Calonge before finishing with a 10km technical trail run along the beautiful, but deceptively tough coastal path.
This will be the first XTERRA off-road triathlon event in Spain since 2016 and will offer 26 qualifying slots for the 2023 XTERRA World Championship in Molveno, Italy on September 23.
Apart from the full-distance triathlon, XTERRA Costa Brava will also include a sprint distance race (750m swim, 15km mountain bike, 5km trail run) and a 15km Trail run to cater for all off-road enthusiasts alike.
“We are so pleased to finally find the right partner to bring XTERRA events back to Spain. OCISPORT have invaluable experience in hosting world-class events across a multitude of different sports, so it's a perfect fit for the brand,” said XTERRA EMEA General Manager, Doug Hall. “I’m excited for our Spanish athletes, who are some of the strongest, most enthusiastic athletes in the EMEA region, who will now finally be afforded the chance to race XTERRA in their home country across triathlon and trail running.”
Albert Balcells, CEO of OCISPORT, shares his enthusiasm for the race and the partnership, commenting, “From OCISPORT we are delighted to work together with XTERRA in "outdoor experiences", a point of union for the two brands that express the same values of top-level outdoor sports in an experience suitable for all, with sports programs adapted to each level of the participant. Welcome XTERRA, and here’s to many years ahead.”
XTERRA Costa Brava takes place on the weekend of June 3-4, see event details for more.
Since 2001, OCISPORT has established itself in the creation and development of cycling and running events, as well as large-format festivals, always with an international vocation. A journey of 20 years in which the company has only grown, developed new projects and marked important milestones in the organization of outdoor sporting events.
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