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Transgrancanaria HG 2020 opens registrations on Monday  17th June

by Prensa Transgrancanaria June 14, 2019
  • The organisers of the race are opening the registration period for all six available distances
  • Changes next year include possibly a new location for the finish line and the Marathon will be moved to Saturday.

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The organization of Transgrancanaria is ready to open registrations this Monday 17th June for next year´s edition, which will be held 4th – 8th March 2020. Once again, the island of Gran Canaria will welcome the world best trail runners, in an event that gathered more than 4,000 athletes from 68 differente nationalities in 2019

Runners interested in participating in the 21st edition of the event will be able to do so starting on Monday on  www.transgrancanaria.net choosing the distance that best suits their expectations: from the most adventurous and intrepid, Transgrancanaria 360º, through Transgrancanaria Classic with 128 km and +7500 positive elevation to the extreme Advanced with 65km and  + 3,200m, the fast Marathon (42km), the demanding Starter (30km) and the exciting Youth, Promo & Family Trans (17km).

Prices for each distance are available on the Website  with a first discount period available until 1st October.

Back to Maspalomas Lighthouse and changes in the Marathon

Looking ahead to the next edition, the organization is still considering the possibility of moving the finish line to the spectacular site of Faro de Maspalomas (Maspalomas Lighthouse), as it was already done in 2014. The idea behind this is to make it as spectacular and epic possible for the runners to really enjoy theit entry in the finish line.

Another of the most important changes next year will be the return of the WAA Marathon to Saturday, after two years being celebrated on Friday. There has been many requests from runners for the day of the Marathon to be changed to Saturday as it will be much easier for many of them to participate – said Fernando González, Race Director. The Marathon will sart on March 7 at 09:00 from El Garañón.

´Trail is female´ – a new theme for Transgrancanaria 2020

The new motto ´Trail Is Female´ will pay tribute to women and their role in trail running. Not only the participation of women in this discipline has increased, but so has their performance. More and more women are among the top 10 in international rankings. Numbers speak for themeselves – the 2019´s edition marked a record in participation with 25% of women, which means nearly 1,000 female runners who challenged themselves and faced the mountains and cliffs of Gran Canaria.

Registrations for Transgrancanaria 2020 will open on 17th June  at 12:00pm on the official website www.transgrancanaria.net

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