The Côte Vermeille Swimrun offers a completely different setting. The “Ultra” race, 63.3km / D+2.5km, crosses the natural marine site of the Gulf of Lions, 6 Natura 2000 sites, a natural marine reserve, a marine educational area, listed and historic sites.
The “short” one, on the other hand, allows us to discover 2 communes on the waterfront, over 13km, including 2km of swimming.
The day before the start, my team mate and I go to the Charles Trenet esplanade in Argelès-sur-Mer, where the race will end. We meet the volunteers, all smiles, who hand us our competition bag. Inside, 2 green hats, 2 race numbers, 2 official race T-shirts, 2 labels for the storage of our personal belongings, and a connected bracelet for tracking throughout the race.