With less than one month before one of the world’s leading trail running races, the 19th Transgrancanaria closed its registration this week, and the organisers confirm that around 4000 runners will take part in this year’s race, and is the highest number of entrants in its history.
Especially striking is the increase in foreign runners who now choose Gran Canaria as the favourite destination to start the 2018 running season. In total, there will be 3979 runners who will meet for six different departures of the Transgrancanaria.
This race covers 125 kilometres and has changed its structure and now ends at Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This race also offers shorter distances, and around 900 runners have chosen to attempt the 64 kilometre route, which is 29% more than in 2017.
Starting points include El Garañon in Tejeda, Tunte in San Bartolome de Tirajana and Ayagaures in San Bartolome de Tirajana. At the moment, the route of the 360º run remains a secret.
This running race will be held from 21 to 25 February and is sponsored by Sport HG, Gran Canaria Government, Gran Canaria Tourist Board, Gran Canaria European Sports Island, the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Maspalomas Costa Canaria, as well as Amisport, Lopesan, Perpetuo Socorro Hospitals and RS Sonocom. Too late to join this famous running race, but make time to watch the runners and celebrate their efforts in February.
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