Christmas Running Holiday

22 – 28 December 2024

Part Guided / Part Self-Nav
(100% supported by crew)

Christmas Running Holiday Highlights

  • Trail Running Holiday
  • Part Guided / Part Self-Nav runs with spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada
  • Sample Andalucian cuisine & tapas
  • Pristine trails & epic countryside
  • Regular water and refuelling stops

All you have to focus on is running

Stay in a mountain-top retreat

Explore quiet undiscovered routes

Christmas Running Holiday Description:

Our Christmas running holiday is a trail-time, get-together, party – a chance to enjoy running in great company! Big climbs, big skies and big smiles are guaranteed as you explore some stunning trail routes around Moclin, Granada, Andalucia.

For something new; this year’s agenda will include a mix of partially-guided and self-navigation routes. Each day, will see us set out together to cover the first section of the trail together, before the chance to run ahead, self-navigated on set routes, as you wish.

Our routes cover a real mix of terrain, with something for everyone. There’s pine woodland, technical mountain trail, steep-sided ravines, wide jeep track and a sea of olive groves. A trail runner’s dream!

We, of course, meet with our fully-stocked support vehicle at regular points, so there are plenty of opportunities to fill up with water; or even take a quick break.

Numbers are very strictly limited for this special event. Check out our itinerary and plan your Christmas with us.

Christmas Running Holiday Details

We pride ourselves on offering you a comprehensive running package. Your trail running holiday includes: Daily runs of up to 30km with the option to retire at the pre-arrange stops.


  • Part Guided / Part Self-Nav supported runs on a variety of trails
  • Water and seasonal fruit at pre-arranged stops
  • 6 x nights shared accommodation
  • Transfer to/from Malaga Airport
  • Ultra Trail Spain t-shirt & buff
  • Breakfast Starter Pack
  • Christmas Lunch (on 25 December)
  • Evening Hot Pot and Desserts (22 - 27 December)

Not Included

  • Daytime lunch at local bars (23, 24, 26 & 27). Please budget approx 15 euros per lunch.
  • Additional snacks/drinks
  • Other optional activities
  • Additional spending money
  • Personal travel and health insurance (required)
  • Extra sports nutrition, for example gels and energy bars
  • Flight Tickets


Main Arrival Date: 22-12-2024


(15:00 mini-bus departs Malaga Airport)

Running Days


23 - 27 December 2024

Departure Date: 28-12-2024


(8:00 mini-buses arrives at Malaga Airport)

Christmas Running Holiday Schedule

Arrival Day

  • Pick-up from Malaga Airport at 15:00
    (or earlier if everyone has arrived, we will confirm)
  • Stop off at a small supermarket on the way back so you can buy any necessary supplies / treats etc.
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation

Day 1 - Christmas Running Holiday

  • Route - Gollizno and Sierra de Tozar 23km and 1,300m+
    (options for shorter route)
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation

Day 2 - Christmas Running Holiday

  • Route - Mures around 30km and 500m+
    (options for shorter route)
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation

Day 3 - Christmas Running Holiday

  • Route – Morning Fun Run Uphill Time Trial – fancy dress optional!
  • Lunch – Christmas Meal at a nearby restaurant; includes starter, main course, dessert and table wine
  • Evening – Starlight hike (wrap up warm), followed by homemade soup
Running Adventure Holiday

Day 4 - Christmas Running Holiday

  • Route – Sierra Madrid/ Parapanda Trails around 30km and 1,000m+
    (options for shorter route)
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation

Day 5 - Christmas Running Holiday

  • Route – Sierra de Limones / Puerto de los Lobos Harteros around 35km and 1,200m+
    (options for shorter route)
  • Lunch – local bar
  • Evening Hot Pot – served at your accommodation

Departure Day

  • Two vehicles - Arriving at Malaga Airport for 08:00


Hot Pot (included)

After a day on the trails, you'll refuel with hearty, slow-cooked, hot-pots served at your accommodation. Meals are vegetarian, all include a source of protein, with recipes including butternut squash curry, chili, and mushroom barley stew; all topped off with dessert.


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22-28 DECEMBER 2024

A Christmas Running Adventure!


You will stay in our own Casa la Cabra apartments on a shared basis.

Each of the two heated apartments has a fully-equipped kitchen, seating area, bathroom, and outside patio.

There’s plenty of space to relax for when you’re not running!

The WiFi signal is good throughout.

What our running guests say...


I am just back from the Christmas running holiday, which was an amazing experience. Sarah and Steve have a vast amount of running experience under their shoes, (...)


Thankyou Sarah and Steve for an absolute belter of a running holiday. It really was up there as one of my fav running trips 👊

A perfectly planned schedule (...)


I have just got back from the Christmas Running Holiday organised by Sarah and Steve. Wow! It was absolutely incredible. The location is idyllic and (...)

Steve & Sarah - Reply:
We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Becky! It was great running with you and sharing a little bit of the Andalucian trail magic with you. Thank you for your review.

I've just returned from a Christmas running holiday with Sarah and Steve. It was fabulous. A lovely variety of routes with a mixture of led and self-guided (...)

Steve & Sarah - Reply:
Thank you for your lovely review, Kate. We're glad that you enjoyed your time running with us. We look forward to hearing how your ultra endeavours progress.

Awesome: Experience, Guides, Trails Information and tips, Views, Weather, Accommodation, Food. I can’t fault a single thing, if you are thinking about a trail (...)


Great trail runs, beautiful scenery, was looked after from start to finish by Sarah and Steve 👍 would totally recommend and will hopefully return again next (...)


We participated in The Christmas Trail Running Holiday-- a wonderful week of learning to run on beautiful and sometimes challenging mountain trails. I learned a (...)


Thank you, Steve and Sarah for another great Christmas Holiday. I always have such a good time. Thank you all- really enjoyed meeting everyone. Let me know if (...)


I had a great week! Beautiful running trails, good apartment and very well organized. Thanks a lot, Sarah and Steve!


I had a fantastic time. Thanks to Sarah and Steve for all the personal, individual touches that made this such an enjoyable experience. Whether you are an (...)


It was such a brilliant and gorgeous experience! The town was so perfect and the tapas were delicious! The accommodations were fantastic and the runs were out (...)


I was very impressed with the thought and detail that Steve and Sarah provided in the itinerary before and during the holiday. They were also flexible during (...)


Christmas Running Holiday