Trail running Spain 2014: New Spain Ultra Cup with four top races

Beginning in 2014 the organizers of four prestigious mountain running events in Spain are launching SPAIN  ULTRA CUP as their new joint project. Founding races are well known names all: TNF Transgrancanaria 82k, Penyagolosa Trails CSP115k, Volta Cerdanya Ultrafons 85k and Gran trail Peñalara 110k.

TNF Transgrancanaria 2013 start. Photo: Transgrancanaria.

TNF Transgrancanaria 2013 start. Photo: Transgrancanaria.

Organizers of four leading ultra mountain races in Spain have announced the creation of a new race series for 2014 under the name “Spain Ultra Cup”, recognized and supported by the International Trail Running Association ( ITRA ). This  high profile national tournament, aimed at offering both local and visiting trail runners a sure way to discover and enjoy some of the very best ultras south the Pyrenees.

Logos carreras SUC14

The first races to pool their strength together have been the TNF Transgrancanaria; Penyagolosa Trails; Volta a Cerdanya and Great Trail Peñalara. Overall, this Spain Ultra Cup 2014 (SUC ) wil be offering four races over 80 km, all with proven success in previous editions and accredited organizational experience. Looking forward, the project will welcome new member races who meet the quality and proven track record credentials required by the founders.

Edu Pérez i Juan Albalat - VCUF 2013
Thus, the 2014 Spain Ultra Cup is delivered to international runners with full guarantees on how to discover and enjoy some of the most representative mountains of Spain, such as: The Guadarrama National Park, the grandiose Pyrenees, the Canaries mythical “Roque Nublo” and the less-known “Alto Maestrazgo” where Templars once held sway.

spain ultra cup alto maestrazgo foto mayayo
Upon completion of each ultra race, all ranging between 80k-120k mountain runners will receive ranking points proportionally both to their placement at the race as well as to the field competitiveness. At the end of the year, the final position in the ranking will consider the three best results achieved between all the series options, to proclaim the male and female champions of the Spain Ultra Cup.

04-transgrancanaria 2013 fotos podios 42k femenino emelie forsberg
The official tournament presentation will take place next Saturday 14th December at 13h at Hotel Meliá Avenida de America, located in Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, 36, Madrid. The event will be attended by the four founding race directors, together with the President of ITRA, Michel Poletti.



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