- The organization company of the Transgrancanaria held on Tuesday the traditional breakfast with the 21 collaborating town councils of the 20th edition of the race
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, February 12, 2019- This morning the organizing company held a breakfast and meeting with the representatives of the councils of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tejeda, Valsequillo, Guía, Artenara, San Bartolomé from Tirajana, La Aldea, San Mateo, Teror, Gáldar and Villa de Moya, since the Transgrancanaria will cover routes though these municipalities.
These municipalities enjoy the benefits of tourist and economic promotion backed by the international impact of the Transgrancanaria. Once again, our rural surroundings are the favourite destination for almost 2000 foreign runners.
The event, held at the headquarters of the Canarias 7 newspaper, was attended by Chicho Perera, mayor of Tejeda; Paco Atta, mayor of Valsequillo; Pedro Rodríguez, mayor of Santa María de Guía; Aridany Romero, sports councilor of the City Council of Las Palmas de G.C .; Roberto García, sports councilor of Artenara City Council; Roberto Martel, sports councilor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana; Ricardo León, sports councilor of La Aldea; Miguel Reyes, sports councilor of San Mateo City Council; Sergio Nuez, deputy mayor of Teror City Council; Ancor Bolaños, sports councilor of Gáldar and Poli Suárez, mayor of Villa de Moya.
For the second consecutive year, the most important race, Transgrancanaria 128, will start from Las Canteras beach. Therefore, Aridany Romero recalled that next week, the capital will once again be a reference within the Transgrancanaria.
Subsequently, Roberto García, councilor of Artenara and staunch runner of the Transgrancanaria, addressed, in the first place, a few words to the organizing company for their “superhuman effort, and appreciated the generous effort of the volunteers.
Roberto Martel, along with the rest of the speakers, is proud to have a Canarian race as a world reference within this sports discipline. He also affirmed that he, as representative of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, “feels that the race is ours”.
To conclude, Poli Suárez said that the results of this edition are a clear example of the organization’s efforts to keep this sport alive, although Fernando González, sports director of the race, believes that the event needs to keep improving. The mayor of Moya ended the press conference with these encouraging words: “Long life to the Transgrancanaria”.
The Transgrancanaria will be held next week, from 20 to 24 February, and will welcome 4,000 runners of 68 nationalities, to which we must add the participation of the 500 children of the new KIDS category.