The famous crystal-clear waters of the Costa Azahar (Castellón, Spain) this year will become the meeting point for swimmers from all over the world with the arrival of the Oceanman Race 2023. Discover everything you need to know about this competition, in which Hotels Servigroup will become the official hotels of the event.
What is the Oceanman?
The Oceanman is the most important open water swimming competition -whether in the most important seas, oceans or large lakes- in the world. Each edition is an annual tour of the five continents with spectacular natural settings that test the skills of the most experienced swimmers and give millions of fans the opportunity to have first-hand contact with elite swimming. Would you like to try?
When will the Oceanman Costa Azahar 2023 be held?
The Oceanman Costa Azahar 2023 will arrive in Spain on May 13th and 14th with different tests for all levels, grouped into four categories. As explained below.
You can also check its official website to find out exactly the date and times for this weekend in May, in which swimming will be the main event, but also focusing on our spectacular Costa Azahar.
Where will the Oceanman Costa Azahar 2023 take place?
Oropesa del Mar and Benicasim are the regions where the competition will take place. The most demanding and longest event will unite both municipalities and will inaugurate the sports calendar, starting from Morro de Gos Beach in Oropesa del Mar, next to the Hotel Servigroup Koral Beach, to swim parallel to the Vía Verde del Mar and reach the beaches of the town of Benicasim.
Without a doubt, it is a spectacular route, in a natural environment of great ecological value, further enjoyed by the fantastic crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, with expected temperatures of 19ºC. All this will make this race a unique experience.
What categories exist in the Oceanman Costa Azahar 2023?
Next, we show you the most significant details of each of the four categories, so that you can choose how to participate, depending on the type of swimmer you are. Of course, you should know that the use of a swimming buoy is mandatory while wearing a neoprene suit which is optional. Will you sign up!
Distance: 10 km
Date: May 14th 2023 at 8:00 AM
The most important test of the competition. This covers the entire Vía Verde del Mar between Oropesa, starting from its southern end, and Benicasim, where it will reach Playa Torreón. The organization establishes a maximum of 4 and a half hours to complete the route with a maximum number of 300 participants.
Distance: 5 kilometers
Date: May 14th 2023 at 10:00 AM
Perhaps this is the most popular test in the competition. Belonging the municipality of Benicasim, the race covers the distance between Playa Playetas and Playa Torreón, making a small detour northward as soon as it leaves. The organization limits the time to complete the route to 2 hours and 30 minutes and establishes a maximum number of participants of 400.
Distance: 2 kilometers
Date: May 14th, 2023 at 12:00 PM
The ideal test for speed lovers looking for an adrenaline rush! In front of the Benicasim promenade, the Sprint starts from Voramar Beach until it reaches the common finish line for all the categories of the competition located on Torreón Beach. The maximum time to carry out the Sprint is 1 hour and 30 minutes and registrations are accepted for up to 400 swimmers.
Distance: 500 meters
Date: May 14th, 2023 at 1:30 PM
An ideal opportunity to enjoy a first contact with open water swimming. With no time limit and in the surroundings of Playa Torreón de Benicasim, a maximum of 200 swimmers will be able to enjoy this playful event for the whole family.
Official Hotels Oceanman Costa Azahar 2023
The Hotels Servigroup Koral Beach in Oropesa del Mar and the Servigroup Trinimar in Benicasim will be the official hotels of the Oceanman Costa Azahar 2023 during the weekend of May 13th and 14th.
Both four-star establishments are located on the beachfront and allow access to the competition areas with a pleasant walk. They are equipped with all the comforts, the best facilities and offer a first-class gastronomic experience to enjoy the area on this very special weekend.
Now you have all the information! Start preparing, make your reservation and participate in the Oceanman Costa Azahar 2023 this spring.