Transgrancanaria is a race that has been held on the island of Gran Canaria since October 2003. In the Transgrancanaria participants must cross the island on foot passing through several aid stations where they can replenish their water and food supplies, also giving the organisation a chance to monitor the competitors’ progress.
The Transgrancanaria is the pioneer of this kind of event in the Canary Islands. Arista, the organizer of the race, have placed Transgrancanaria as one of the main highlights on the national, European and now, the World stage.
The Transgrancanaria will be held in the last week of February and has six different races, making it available to everyone:
360º: DISTANCE and POSITIVE ELEVATION to be announced.
Transgrancanaria: DISTANCE: 125 KM. ELEVATION: + 7.500 M. 29 hours
Advanced: DISTANCE: 64 KM. ELEVATION:+ 3.200 M. 15 hours
Marathon: DISTANCE: 42 KM. ELEVATION: + 1.000 M. 12 hours
Starter: DISTANCE 30 KM. ELEVATION: + 750 M. 10 hours
Promo / Family Trans: DISTANCE 17 KM. ELEVATION: +- 300 M. 6 hours.
The first edition of Transgrancanaria in October 2003 had a total of 65 participants, and over the years has grown to more than 1400 athletes, walkers, joggers and nature lovers from more than 20 countries that have decided to take the challenge of crossing the island on foot in less than 30 hours. On this route participants can find rain, sun, mud, dust … but above all they will enjoy direct contact with nature. The course is the same for everyone and will be fully marked to avoid errors.
The Transgrancanaria not intended only to test the elite, but is an event for everyone, which is why you have 29 hours to complete it. The first competitors will finish in daylight and the last will finish in darkness, however all will pass through the aid stations ensuring the competitors’ safety and comfort.