2015´s Helly Hansen Ultratrail Collserola by Compressport will be its third edition. Looking back to the race birth and evolution during last three years pleases us and makes us feel that we have to keep improving to offer you a good race. Collserola Park deserves it. Common sense and experience lead us to organize a balanced race; respectful with the land where you run, being increasingly careful with these mountains that provide a privileged environment to all surrounding cities.
Lessons learned in the first two editions, we have been able to analyze the impact of the race in the park as well as set the relationship between the runners and the mountain. This has led us to make some changes, to continue taking some precautions to minimize the impact of UTC and also to fill requests from the runners. This approach has allowed the birth of a fourth distance: 10 km, which will be the introduction gate to a mountain race.
Furthermore, to consolidate the race we have set the start and finish lines of the UTC, permanently, in Barcelona’s Llars Mundet, thanks to the collaboration of the Diputació and the Barcelona City Hall. Thus becoming the city annual mountain race.
Last but not least, looking into the short history of the UTC, we will never stop thanking to volunteers and supporters all the efforts of the last two years to consolidate a mountain race in such metropolitan area. Finally, note that your participation and interest in this ultratrail confirms that creating a race of its kind in the metropolitan area of Barcelona has full sense. The UTC staff would like the UTC to be a party day for those who enjoy and take care of these mountains as the privileged space that is.
La Nova Fita
Mònica Aguilera, Santi Guillén y Marc Ràfols
March 25th 2015