Spain 2018: Cursa dels Nassos, 31 Dec

What did you do for New Year’s Eve?

Honestly I took a time-out, away from all the Christmas stuff and the pre-New Year’s Eve chaos. I booked a cheap flight to Barcelona (also taking a time-out from the cold weather) and signed up for their Cursa dels Nassos aka The race of the Noses. Running a 10k, then chill at the beach with a bottle of champagne at midnight sounded really awesome. It was a nice experience when I was in Madrid 2015 at the same kind of race, San Silvestre Vallecana, and I thought it will be nice to repeat that, but with a better view: beach-ing while winter.

Folklore has it that there’s a man who has as many noses as there are days left in the year. He only comes out on 31 December, though, and as that’s the last day of the year… So to honour him, the city hosts one of its most iconic sporting events of the year, a 10K called La Cursa dels Nassos.

So I was thinking about this race since last year and now I made it happen, mostly thanks to my friend Steli, who accepted the challenge of running his first race there with me 😀 Gracias amigo!

Picking up the race kit is easy and fast, you can shop for sport clothes and accesories and take pictures pretending you came first place 😀

There is not much to say about it, just that it’s a very enjoyable race, a perfect way for a runner to spend the last day of the year. One thing that I’m extremely, immensely sad about, is the fact that no medals are given at the end 😦 All I’ve got is a lousy nose (I’ll make myself a medal out of it)

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Thinking about doing the same? I strongly recommend to give it a try one time. And if you want a medal, you can try the Rome event. No beach there though.. 🙂

Cheers and happy New Year!

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