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SANTIAGO
JUNE 2025

June 20th - 4 Nights

Prices from £649 | DEPOSIT ONLY £129

Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Accomm Style: Albergues & Hotels

Running: 3 x Group Runs 50km, 31km, 29km

Terrain: 90% Trail, 110km, 3,200m Elevation

Maximum Places: 16 - Shared Rooms

Ability: Level 2 of 4  [Difficulty Pyramid]

Focus: Run the famous Camino de Santiago

RUN THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO - FINISTERRE & MUXIA

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- Early Bird Deposits From £129 - 

Book now with 20% Deposit

Pay in full, or just 20% at checkout and the rest no later than 60 days before your Run Weekend.

Itinerary

This is a special Run Weekends event. The route has history and the views are spectacular. Join Nick and his crew to run the truly epic 110km from Santiago de Compostela to the coast. Quite literally named 'the end of the world'. In Roman times it was believed to be an end of the known world. The name Finisterre, like that of Finistère in France, derives from the Latin finis terrae, meaning "end of the earth". It is sometimes said to be the westernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula.

Of all the trails in the world, there's a handful that everyone should experience. The Camino is one of them. The Camino de Santiago has existed for over 1000 years, and it dates back to the 9th Century (the time of King Alfonso II of Asturias) when the remains of St James the Apostle were first discovered in Northern Spain.

The history and the enormous significance of this route aside, there are thousands of kilometres of various routes all over Europe that make up 'The Camino' - most famously in Spain and France. The principle reasons why Run Weekends has chosen this specific section, is to showcase the landscape, the community of the route, and ultimately to encourage others to take on the full distance in future.

 

Founder Nick Butter ran the full 800km original route from just east of the Pyrenees in St Jean Pied de Port, France, all the way to Santiago de Compostela where this route classically finishes. (It took Nick just 11 days). What most miss however is the true finish line on the coast. Run Weekends will take you from Santiago, West to Finisterre and North to Muxia. Our hope is that you get a feel for this wonderful place and return yourself to take on the full route which is usually walked in 33 days.

Just like all our Run Weekends, no matter the distance, we will be running slowly as a group. The ethos of Run Weekends is to simply enjoy discovering new places through our shared love of running. We will start early in the day, and allow plenty of time to complete each day. Dinner, drinks, and a shower will be waiting at each night stop. If you're worried about being 'good enough', don't be - this is for everyone. We'll also shuttle any gear or bags you don't want with you in the day. Our vehicle will also be on hand if you would like to skip some sections.

Day 1 - Friday - 20th June

Santiago de Compostela - Arrival Day

 

Welcome to the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela. Your journey starts here. Arrive into Santiago anytime from 16:00 on Friday 20th June. Nick will host a welcome chat with details of the days to come, along with a safety briefing once everyone arrives. If you arrive before 19:00 join us for a classically Spanish evening meal. If you arrive later, we'll greet you at the hotel to settle in for the night. Remember, all your meals are included, but bring extra snacks and the usual running essentials to top you up. Friday is all about gathering the troops and getting to know your new running buddies. Feel free to arrive early to roam the city before things kick off. If you arrive much later and miss the meals, it's not a problem. The running starts tomorrow, we recommend an early night.

Camino Hikers and Walkers. Run the camino with Run Weekends
Day 2 - Saturday - 21st June

Santiago de Compostela to Olveiroa - 50km + 1100m elevation

We kick things off with a stunning 50km - your longest run of the weekend! Meet at 07:00 for breakfast, and we'll be running by 09:00. We transport all your luggage for you so all you need to do is run with as much as you need for the day. We ask that you have the capacity to carry at least 1 litre of water with you. So eat, pack your things, and be ready to run for 09:00. Your first day running together is a hefty 50km with 1110m of elevation - but rest assured, we'll be taking slow, stopping for a big tasty lunch, and importantly, it's not a race, so we can chat, take in the views, and slowly plod west (hopefully drenched in a warm sunny glow). You will have earned your dinner by the time we reach our resting place for the night. The beautiful town of Olveriroa will welcome you into its quirky hostel style accommodation. The trail is so famous, more of less every town offers pilgrims and walkers a place to rest.

Nick Butter Running The Camino De Santiago Run Weekends Guided Running Adventures
Day 3 - Sunday - 22nd June

Olveiroa to Finisterre - 31km + 500m

To the end of the world. Just like yesterday the trail is well worn, gravel, grass, rock, and tiny bits of road as we trot through a series of spectacular quaint Spanish villages. The whole Camino route is incredibly well hosted. Locals and families constantly support pilgrims that pass through. It's likely you'll get a taste of this culture as we run from village to village. Water and food we can pick up on route. Our destination for the day is Finisterre where it really does feel like the edge of the earth. Elevation is rolling for the first half of the day and then down to the coast to finish. The views are wonderful.

Sunset running - Run Wekends
Day 4 - Monday - 23rd June

Finisterre to Muxia - 29km + 600m

Heading North. Despite reaching 'the edge of the earth' yesterday, where most people conclude their journey, the Camino de Santiago trail officially continues to the fishing village of Muxía. We will continue to follow the iconic golden scallop shell markings for the remaining 29km of our trip, running through forests, villages, and cliff expanses, with views of wild remote landscapes and with the ocean always to our left. Today is more rural than others, but still with a stunning view point of Costa da Morte. We'll relax for a while at the white sands of Lourido beach before continuing to Muxia where dinner, sunset, and a comfy bed awaits. Congratulations you've just run some of the most spectacular and historic trails in Europe. We'll rest in Muxia for the night before journeying back to Santiago for homeward flights tomorrow. Grab a drink, tuck into some fantastic food together in a local restaurant and bask in your achievement. It's a truly special route.

Group eating and drinking Run Weekends Guided Adventure Running
Day 5 - Tuesday - 24th June

Muxia to Santiago de Compostela (By Bus)

In order to get everyone back to Santiago in time for your flights home we'll be leaving Muxia around 06:00. By 09:00 we'll be back in the Galicia capital ready to wander the streets, get your 'pilgrim passport' stamped (we provide this), hunt for some Camino souvenirs and aim to have lunch around 12:00. Feel free to either join us for our final lunch or head straight to the airport once we arrive back in the central bus station in Santiago. We recommend departure times of 14:00 and later for flights home, which will allow enough time to stick around and feast on a tasty Spanish lunch - but feel free to head off early if you need to. Your Run Weekend will come to a close at 13:00, we'll be sad to see you leave. Make your own arrangements back to the airport after lunch. Buses, or taxis are simplest option.

Camino de Santiago Running Holiday. Santiago de Compostela Adventure Running

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Highlights

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Included

Accommodation

4 Nights Shared Accommodation

2 x Hostels

2 x Camino Albergues / Dorms

Running

Day 1 - 50km + 1100m

Day 2 - 31km + 500m

Day 3 - 29km + 600m

Meals

4 x Breakfast

4 x Lunch

5 x Dinner

Some drinks

Travel

You'll be running to and from each night stop. We will transport your luggage for you. Our bus back to the start is at 06:00 on the final day. To travel back at an alternative time is your responsibility.

Activities

110km Guided Running

Pilgrim Passport

Possible Camp Fire

Photos

Nick and the team will be taking photos throughout the weekend. You'll be sent these via a link post weekend.

Not Included

Travel

You must make your own way to and from your Run Weekend location. Santiago de Compostela

Travel Insurance. You must come prepared with appropriate travel insurance.

Extras

All drinks.

Additional food.

Snacks on run route.

Extra meals

Kit

Bring your sleeping bag. (for albergues). Run gear, beach clothes, spare socks, swimwear and towel. Warm coat and layers for evening. Any bags or bottles etc you may want for the runs.

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Limited Availability

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All bookings (1 person or 2 persons) will be in a shared room (Pack your sleeping bag)

Nick Butter Run Weekends Run Leader

Run Leader

Nick Butter

You'll be running with Nick.

 

Nick is very keen for every Run Weekend to be as inclusive as possible. Runners of all abilities, shapes and sizes, ages and genders, and from all walks of life are welcome. You're in good hands: Nick has travelled to every corner of the world, run over 1000 marathons, and has dreamt up Run Weekends because he want's to showcase the world through running, just as he has. We all run together, we look after each other, and enjoy the weekends as a group.

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Getting to us

Meeting Point

Book your travel to Santiago de Compostela to arrive the evening of Friday 20th June 2025. All guests will receive the exact meeting point location in the heart of the city upon sign up. Nick and the team will welcome you to your first nights hotel from 16:00 - if you arrive much later, that's not a problem.

Arrival & Departure Times

Please arrive from 16:00. Feel free to arrive into the city early or later. Just email us in advance so we can look after your bags while you explore. 

Your Run Weekend will conclude at 13:00 on Tuesday 24th June 2025 in Santiago. NOTE - We run from Santiago to Muxia, but arrange transport back to Santiago on the final day so you can catch your flights home. For flights home we suggest booking departure times of 14:00 and later, although we will be back in the city from 09:00.

Getting to Santiago de Compostela.

Arrival - Flights to and from your Run Weekend are your responsibility. Most UK flights depart from either Stansted or Gatwick from between 16:00 and 21:00 which gets you into Santiago for between 20:00 and 23:30 ish. We'll be at the hotel waiting so arrive when it suits you. The running starts the following day.

 

Departure: Book your travel home leaving Santiago anytime from 14:00. Most UK bound flights leave at 18:00 or 19:00 which will give you a few hours to stroll through the city before making your way to the airport.

Packing List

Suggestions:

  • Sleeping Bag (for Albergues)

  • Running Shoes (Trail or Road)

  • Socks x 2 or 3

  • Shorts x 2 or Running Leggings

  • T-Shirt / Vest x 2

  • Lightweight Waterproof / Windproof x 1

  • Long Sleeve Breathable x 1

  • Running Bag (2  litres minimum)​​

  • Swimwear & towel​​

  • Medical / Allergies Card

  • Head Torch

  • Hand Sanitizer & Sun Cream

  • Foil Blanket & Whistle

Optional

  • Thick Layer

  • Suncream

  • Medical Kit - Blister plasters etc

  • Watch & Charger

  • €50 - €100 Emergency Cash

  • Lightweight Battery Pack & Cable

  • Sun Hat

  • Extra casual evening outfit 

  • Extra snacks or drinks

  • Painkillers / Anti Inflammatories

  • Waterproof phone case

  • Top Tip: Backup your phone before you come incase you drop it

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