Transgrancanaria 2016, the big challenge
Gran Canaria, Spain, 4/5/6 March 2016
- Didrik Hermansen 13:41:48 (Norway)
- Gediminas Grinius 13:45:08 (Lithuania)
- Pau Capell and Diego Pazos 14:11:02 (Spain, Switzerland)
- Caroline Chaverot 15:23:40 (Switzerland)
- Andrea Huser 17:21:43 (Switzerland)
- Uxue Fraile 17:28:05 (Spain)
Distance: 125 km
Elevation: 8’500 m
Transgrancanaria, the first big European race on the calendar, has been held on the island of Gran Canaria since October 2003. In this big challenge, participants must cross the island on foot passing through several aid stations. Transgrancanaria crosses the entire island from North to South. Starting in Agaete and ending in Maspalomas, and going through the Roque Nublo and El Pico de las Nieves, the athletes have experienced cold wind during the night and a long hot day before achieving the 125 km. Starting at 23:00 hours on Friday under warm skies, runners left the coastal town of Agaete and then weaved a route through many climbs and descents on what is a very demanding island to run on.The distance is aimed for those experienced ultrarunners which love to be in touch with nature and adventure.
Transgrancanaria is a course designed for the brave!
The Transgrancanaria HG is the pioneer of this kind of event in the Canary Islands. Arista, the organizer of the race, has placed Transgrancanaria HG as one of the main highlights on the national, European and now, the World stage.
The first edition of Transgrancanaria HG in October 2003 had a total of 65 participants, and over the years has grown to more than 3’000 athletes, walkers, joggers and nature lovers from more than 70 countries. On this route participants have 30 hours to do it & they can find rain, sun, mud, dust … but above all they will enjoy direct contact with nature.
ULTRA-TRAIL® WORLD TOUR QUALIFICATION
The Transgrancanaria 125 km race is the only course to represent Spain among the eleven races that integrate the Ultra-Trail® World Tour (UTWT) international mountain race circuit.