Costa Brava Stage Run
The Costa Brava Stage Run (CBSR) is the stage race of the Costa Brava. It is a unique experience in an incredible environment (chosen as the best tourist destination in the world in 2012 by the National Geographic magazine). It’s 3 days of running by the sea. But also of adventure, companionship, coexistence, GR-92, unbelievable small beaches, turquoise waters, botanical gardens, seawalks, kilometric beaches of fine sand, small fishing villages, of Mediterranean Sea, of Dalinian landscapes, Natural Parks, but finally what we are all looking for are emotions and unforgettable memories.
During these 3 days, the entire Costa Brava is crossed from its beginning in Blanes, to its limit with the French region of Roselló, in Portbou. All of this during 125km, passing through 2 Natural Parks, such as the “N.P. Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter “, and the “N.P. Cap de Creus”, and 4 Botanical Gardens, such as the Botanical Gardens “Mar-i-Murtra” and “Pinya de Rosa” in Blanes, “Santa Clotilde” in Lloret de Mar and “Cap Roig” in Calella de Palafrugell. Everything, along 3 regions of Girona such as La Selva, Baix Empordà and Alt Empordà.
One of the big differences with doing 3 individual races, is that the CBSR is thought as a complete experience. It’s not only to run the stage but also all those moments before and after, sharing moments with the rest of runners and staff, and enjoying the privileged environment that the Costa Brava itself supposes. This allows to create a large family and live the race more intensely. One of these moments is the dinner along with the rest of runners and staff of the race, during which we do the briefing of the next stage, the podiums of the finished stage and the projection of the photos and the video summary of the day.
The CBSR recovers the spirit of the successful and now non-organized Costa Brava Xtrem Running, led by the athlete Xavi Marina from Blanes, from whom we have support; we have modified it slightly to adapt it to our stage race concept.
There is also a shorter CBSR event – the CBSR experience that has a distance of 85km.