1. WHEN WILL TRANSGRANCANARIA HG 2018 WILL BE HELD?
The Transgrancanaria 2018 will be celebrated the 21-25 of February.
2. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT RACES IN TRANSGRANCANARIA HG?
The event has been divided in six different distances, with a common finish line at Meloneras, in the South of Gran Canaria.
- 360º: 265 km (Maspalomas – Maspalomas)
- Transgrancanaria: 125 km (Agaete – Meloneras).
- Advanced: 64 km (Artenara – Meloneras).
- Maratón: 42 km (El Garañón – Meloneras).
- Starter: 30 km (Tunte – Meloneras).
- Promo / Family Trans: 17 km (Ayagaures – Meloneras).
3. WHICH ARE THE RACE’S START TIMES?
Through the tab Schedule you can check the timetable of every race.
4. WHAT DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE TO PICK UP MY BIB?
You have to take with you your ID/ Passport. The rest of the documents have already been accepted online during the application. If you participate in a race included in a national/local championship, or you’ve had discount for having a CD Arista license, you will have to bring with you your Federative Card.
5. CAN SOMEONE COLLECT THE BIB IN MY BEHALF?
Yes, you can authorize another person to pick up your bib number and the welcome runner´s bag. This person has to bring with him a signed authorization form from the runner with a copy of the runners´s ID/Passport attached.
6. CAN SOMEONE RUN WITH MY BIB?
No, the bib number is non-transferable. Being used by another person will immediately implythe disqualification of the runner. If you finally cannot run the race, the organization will accept the transfer of your spot to another runner if it’s requested at least two months before the race. You must request this change by email contacting email@example.com.
7. MUST I PROVIDE A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE TO RUN?
Only if you run the 360º, Transgrancanaria 125 km or the Advanced 64 km races you will have to submit a medical certificate. The organization provides an official form. we have a specific form that you can take to the doctor. In case of using any other form, it is compulsory that it specifies that the runner is physically able to participate in a race with the conditions of 360º, Transgrancanaria or Advanced. The certificates must be stamped and signed by the doctor no more than three months before the race. The runner must complete, scan and submit it at the Runners tab in our website before February 1st. The document must be uploaded in JPG or PDF files. Without the medical certifícate you will not be accredited to participate in the event.
8. MUST I HAVE A QUALIFYING RACE TO RUN TRANSGRANCANARIA?
Only if you are planning to run the Transgrancanaria 125km, when filling the application you must prove that you have ended a race over 50 kms in the past two years. If you are willing to participate in the 360º race, you will have to fill a form that the organization will evaluate in order to accept your candidacy for the race.
9. DOES THE RACE GIVE ME QUALIFYING POINTS FOR THE ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT BLANC?
Yes, the Transgrancanaria 125 km race has 6 ITRA points. The Advanced 64 km will give you 3 points for the UTMB, while the Marathon will give 2 ITRA points and the Starter 1.
10. HOW TO GET TO GRAN CANARIA.
Gran Canaria has only one airport located in the east side of the island. Taking the highway GC-1 you can easily arrive to the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, or drive to the South, where the finish line of the race will be established in the Convention Center Expomeloneras.
11. WHERE CAN I BOOK MY ACCOMMODATION?
The organization always recommends the runners to book accommodation in the South of the island, in the areas of Meloneras, Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés. The Expomeloneras Convention Center is the place where the finish line and all the services are located and the closing ceremony will be celebrated. Through the website of the Gran Canaria Tourism Board you can program your stay.
12. CAN I RESERVE A SPOT IN THE RACE WITHOUT PAYING?
No, the reservation will be confirmed in the moment that you pay your race entry.
13. CAN I BE REFUNDED WITH THE REGISTRATION FEE IF I AM FINALLY NOT GOING TO RUN?
The refund will be only effective for those who have hired the refundance insurance. This insurance will only be effective until 15 days before the event.
14. CAN I CHANGE MY RACE DISTANCE?
Yes, the changes on the registration can be done until two months before the event (Decembe 21st) only if there are spots available in the new distance you want to compete in. Changes to a bigger discipline will require an extra payment while a refund will be applicable to changes to a smaller race.
15. IS THERE A TRANSPORT SERVICE IN THE RACE?
There is a shuttle service to the start line for all the races. The organization has stipulated two pick-up points. One in Las Palmas de GC – at Fuente Luminosa – and the other one in Expomeloneras. The service can be hired in your Runners area for an extra cost of 5€. You can find the pick-up points address and schedules here.
16. CAN I HAVE EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE RACE?
Only runners who are participating in the Transgrancanaria (125km), Advanced (64 km) and Marathon (42 km) races. These will be signalled 100 meters before the provisioning point and 100 meters after, but never in the provisioning area of the organization.
External assistance will not be permitted in the following aid stations: Tirma and Cruce de Aríñez.
17. CAN I CHANGE MY BAG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RACE?
Yes, only the runners who are participating in the Transgrancanaria 125 km will have a bag drop-off service at the aid station of El Garañón. Those who want to use this service will have to set the backpack and leave it ready at the check-in area. The bag with the stuff you have left at El Garañón will be ready to collect at Expomeloneras check-in area at the end of the race.
18. WHAT IS AN AID STATION?
Aid Stations are a significant part of Transgrancanaria. They are the established points on the course where you can stock up on food and beverages. The aid stations are managed by the fantastic team of race volunteers.
19. WHICH KIND OF SUPPLIES WILL I FIND IN AN AID STATION?
Depending on the aid station, you will find liquids, solid food or both. This is an example of the things you can find in our aid stations::
- Liquid: Water, Isotonic Drinks, Cola, Tea, Coffee, Consommé….
- Food: Fruit (bananas, oranges, guayaba…), nuts, chocolate bars, energy bars, cold meat, bread, pasta…
20. AM I COVERED BY A RACE INSURANCE POLICY?
The organization has a civil liability policy for every participant. In addition, every runner will need to have an accident insurance. Those who have not hired the yearly insurance from the different federations (athletism, trail running…) will have to select the race’s insurance during the application and the organization will hire one for them (10€ for the Transgrancanaria and 5€ for the Advanced, Marathon, Starter and Promo).
21. DO I HAVE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE RACE?
The event has a deep safety commitment. You can be assisted by our rescue squad and emergency medical service anytime during the track and finish line. It is mandatory for every runner to obey any demand at the request of the medical service. The medical conclusion must be respected, prevailing over any other considerations. The official sanitary and medical service can exclude the participant off the race if they consider they can’t continue. The participant can request aid any time through the race emergency number, FRESS 112 application, the international emergency number 112 or members of the organization.
22. HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE RACE ONLINE?
The organization has the most prestigious application to follow races online, the LiveTrail. You will have a link to Live Trail where you can follow to any runner. There is also the option to follow the race through the live streaming and the race’s official social media profiles.
23. WHAT CAN I DO IF I WANT TO PULL OUT OF THE RACE?
The abandonments have to be done at the checkpoints. If the runner is unable to reach the checkpoint for any reason, the rescue squad can be activated with a phone call to the emergency service. You can read the information of how to proceed when pulling out in our Regulations (Text 4.6)
24. WHAT ARE THE CHECKPOINTS?
Checkpoints are mandatory points where the runners must pass through as the timing service will record your time during the race. They may be located in the checkpoints or in any other part of the course. Runners must make sure that their time has been correctly recorded in these points. Every checkpoint has a closing time, so if the runner reaches to checkpoint after the stipulated time, they will be disqualified of the race. The referees are responsible of the race’s development. Desobeying their instructions may lead to being disqualified.
25. ¿WHAT IS THE TRAIL ZONE?
The Trail Zone is the showroom where all the brands, companies, trail races and enterprises related with “trail world” are located. All the runners and visitors are welcome to visit it taking part of the exhibitions getting any information or doing their purchases. It will be located inside the Convention Center of Expomeloneras the previous days to the race. You can check the trail zone’s schedule in our website.
26. ¿WHAT IS TRANSCAPACIDAD?
This is the most special part of Transgrancnaria. It is a category aimed for those with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities who want to share the race with runners coming from the five continents. The goal of Transcapacidad is to promote sports and nature for everyone in an inclusive way, with the idea of showing the World the values of solidarity and respect for the environment. The participants of this category have a 50% discount in registration, as well as their guides if they need one.