Penyagolosa Trails CSP will be Western States 2019 qualifying race

Penyagolosa Trails HG continues its internationalization with new good news. The CSP will be one of the scoring races to participate in the emblematic Western States Endurance Race 2019. This is one of the mythical 100 mile competitions, which has a long history of more than 40 years and has a participation limitation of 369 runners.

The director of Penyagolosa Trails HG, Tico Cervera, says that “after a hard work, Penyagolosa Trail’s will  qualifying race for the mythical ‘Western’, one of the best known ultra-trails in the world. This fact contributes to Penyagolosa Trails HG internationalization”.

In the next edition, Penyagolosa Trails HG will have two classic races, the MiM and the CSP, and will host Trail World Championships 2018. Besides, the MiM and CSP will be in the Spain Ultra Cup calendar and CSP, in the Ultra Trail World Tour calendar and it will be qualifying race for the Western States Endurance Race 2019. Penyagolosa Trails HG’s continues to internationalization the race


The Western States Endurance Race

The “Western” was born four decades ago. Its origins go back to a 100-mile horse race in California. In 1974, the rider Gordon Ainsleigh decided starting the competition on foot, because, in the previous edition, he abandoned by the limp of his horse. Ainsleigh finished in less than 24 hours. In the following years it continued doing it on foot and in 1977 the test acquired own status. Year after year their participation increased until in the 80 they had to limit the participation. Authorities limited sport events in the Natural Park. For this reason, only can participate 369 runner, just the number of participants of the year before the regulation. In these four decades have participated some of the most famous runners in the world. The record of the event has the last winner of the Penyagolosa Trails CSP, Timothy Olson, with 14 hours and 46 minutes.