Published at 27-06-2018

Everything is ready for another edition of one of the most important events on the international mountain running calendar
Within the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, the various Romanesque churches of Vall de Boí and the town of Barruera as the nerve centre for another BUFF® Mountain Festival are ready and waiting for the more than 2,200 runners who will take part in the various events making up the 5th BUFF® EPIC TRAIL.
Summits in excess of 3,000 metres, rivers, canyons, waterfalls and numerous lakes of all shapes and colours form part of the new race routes and distances that will again surprise everyone willing to don a race number and experience one of the best adventures of their life. 
The ultra category will start at 06:00 on Saturday 30 June, which from this year has been given the name of Joan Rojas Memorial as a tribute to the founder of BUFF®. The 65K event over a total positive elevation gain of 5,600 metres is called the SKYRUNNING® NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-ULTRA. This event is worth four ITRA points.
For the second consecutive year, the 42K event and its positive elevation gain of 3,300 metres will count towards the Sky Classic category of the MIGU RUN SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES. This starting line for this race will be in Barruera (as will all the others) at 08:00 on Sunday 1 July. 
The 26K|2,060+ and 11K|470+ races will start at 08:00 on Saturday 30 June and at 09:30 on Sunday 1 July. The first will count towards the Sky category of the SKYRUNNER® NATIONAL SERIES.
The charming streets of Barruera will be visited by runners from 31 different countries over the course of the weekend, including Stevie Kremer, Marc and Oscar Casal, Jackie Dubnicka, Oihana Azkorbebeitia, Finlay Wikd, Sebastian Ljungahl, Paula Cabrerizo, Mª Mercedes Pila, Julen Martínez, Miguel Ángel Sánchez Cebrián, Eva Bernat, Jonathan Van der Krogt, Marek Causidis, Judith Franch, Marc Pinsach, Eugeni Roselló and Andreu Simón, as well as those running at home as members of BUFF® Pro Team, Zaid Ait Malek, Núria Picas, Gerard Morales, Zach Miller, Manu Vilaseca, Eugeni Gil and Pau Zamora.
Mountains, peaks, ridges, summits, rivers, waterfalls, lakes. BUFF® EPIC TRAIL is life.