Trailcat The Race by Costa Daurada will be part of the TORX eXperience

June 6, 2024

The longest race in Spain, with Prades as its nerve center, covers the entire inland "Costa Daurada" area and is establishing itself on a global level.

Tarragona, Thursday, June 6, 2024/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After three editions and having established itself year after year as a leading long-distance race in Spain, Trailcat The Race will be one of the 9 world races that grant direct access to the prestigious Tor Des Géants race, considered the most prestigious trail endurance race worldwide.

The Costa Daurada will once again be the epicenter of trail endurance in Spain from March 12 to 16, 2025. With start and finish in Prades (Tarragona), participants will traverse the Montsant Natural Park, the Sierra de Llaberia, and the Prades Mountains with a maximum time of 86 hours, covering a route with 15,000 meters of positive elevation gain. This race has only three life bases, three aid stations, and an unmarked course with GPS navigation that will remain secret until 15 days before the race.

**Direct Access to the TorX330**

The top ten finishers in the 200-mile distance and the top five finishers in the 100-mile distance will secure a direct spot without a draw for the TorX330. In the previous edition, more than twenty nationalities started from the Plaza Mayor of Prades, but only 18 participants managed to finish the race. It is a race that pushes every runner to their limit and demands the utmost from them for four consecutive days.

For trail enthusiasts who want to start in endurance, there are also shorter distances available: 50 miles (80 km) and 25 miles (42 km). But if they can’t wait until 2025, Montsant Natura, which is one of the main life bases of the race through which all distances pass, has organized the “Montsant360” for next October 5. It is a similar race, but for teams, with two short distances that take place in the Montsant Natural Park with start and finish at Lo Refugi Gastrobar in Cornudella del Montsant.

A Very Special Race

Dani Buyo, Race Director – founder , notes that Trailcat The Race “is a very special race for us. It even carries the name of the club, it’s our crown jewel.” He also points out that “the involvement of all the volunteers is maximal, and we almost have more volunteers than participants. This allows us to offer very close and personalized treatment to each runner, providing a unique experience.”

“The 200-mile race, in particular, is brutal. Those who sign up are true mountain gladiators. We have a very high dropout rate, around 67%. Each runner has their own experience, and no two are alike, each story is incredible. We get goosebumps every time someone crosses the finish line; we empathize a lot with them after four days of racing, constantly following them and witnessing their hardships,” he adds.

Additionally, he points out that “the discipline of endurance trail is like going back to the past and returning to the origins. Unmarked paths, where you don’t have to constantly look for ribbons, allowing you to lift your head and see the entire landscape and enjoy the surroundings,” he emphasizes.

Finally, he highlights that “we are passionate about trail running, but we come from the adventure racing world and were clear that we wanted to create a race with that wilder and more adventurous touch than a conventional trail running race. In 2020, Trailcat The Race was realized, and each year we have been evolving, improving, and adapting it according to the runners’ feedback. We can say that the edition to be held in 2025 will have many improvements and will not leave anyone indifferent,” he concludes.

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