The Costa Brava Stage Run celebrates its fifth edition with a sold-out, lots of international runners and a high female participation!

By 13 Απρ 2023

This three-stage race organized by BiFree Sports, offers two distances to enjoy a route through the most spectacular places on the Costa Brava. Next Friday, April 14, the Costa Brava Stage Run (CBSR) stage race, organized by BiFree Sports will begin with the support of Tuga Active Wear and the Costa Brava-Pirineu Tourist Board. The great protagonist of this race is the majestic setting of the Costa Brava, one of the most attractive places for lovers of stage events and especially for the international community.


This fifth edition has sold out all registrations and will have the presence of international participants attracted by the popularity that the Costa Brava Stage Run has achieved in the scene of trail running stage races. The race will have Blanes (Girona) as the starting point on Friday, April 14 and will end with the third and final stage on Sunday 16, where Portbou will host the finish line to receive all the finishers.

Two modalities, a unique experience

The CBSR has two distance modalities: CBSR80K and a longer one of 120K. The first stage is the same for both modalities, sharing the route and distance with 22km and 900m of elevation. This first day they will travel from Blanes to Tossa de Mar. The second stage begins in Platja d'Aro, passing through Calella de Palafrugell and ending in l’Estartit, with a 30km route and 1,200m of positive gain in the modality of 80K and the long version of 120K differs with a distance of 48 km and 1,600m elevation.

The third and last stage will have the town of Roses as the starting point and will end in Portbou in the 120K, with a 48km route and 1,500m elevation, while the 80K modality will begin in Cadaqués with a distance of 29 km and 910m of elevation gain, but it will also end in Portbou.

Record figures, with 35% female participation

The 5th edition of the Costa Brava Stage Run has exceeded all expectations, quickly finishing the 250 available bibs for both modalities, with 35% female participation. Almost 70% of the participation in this race are internationals, highlighting Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, France or the Netherlands as the countries with the greatest presence of runners.

More than 350 people between participants and companions, 200 of which will come from abroad, will enjoy the charms of the route and the environment in a shared experience.

It should also be noted that more than 85% of the CSBR participants have opted for the “Full Experience” modality, the package that includes accommodation and frees up the runners, leaving the organization to be the one who manages all the meals and accommodation during the days of the race, both for them and for those who follow them during the three days.

An organizational challenge up to the participants

The organizing team of the Costa Brava Stage Run is a good example that both the race, as well as all the necessary elements from the logistical field, are a great challenge to offer the participants the best services and with an excellent result. A team that coordinates 50 people are involved in all the technical and organizational aspects that are seen (and those that are not seen so much) and make the CBSR an experience to remember for a long time.

This year's Costa Brava Stage Run will have the presence of two elite runners who will come to compete and enjoy the demands of the race. They are Italian Daniel Jung (Itra Performance Index 872) and Austrian Philipp Ausserhofer (Itra Performance Index 871), both members of the Scarpa-Karpos team.

The co-director of BiFree Sports, Tomàs Llorens, has highlighted the success of this new edition because "we closed the registrations in November with a waiting list of more than 30 people and we really want to start to see all the improvements at the service of the runners and Everything indicates that it will be a great race”. "The stage races are taking off because new ones are coming out and an example is the Pyrenees Stage Run that we organized in September and in which we have also closed registrations," he added.