Last updated: 30-May-17
By Elsa Trujillo
Held on the island of Gran Canaria in Spain, the next edition of the 125km distance of the Transgrancanaria event will have a new urban beach start line. After four consecutive years starting in the small north-western town of Agaete, the 2018 event will return to the island’s capital Las Palmas. Las Canteras, a 3km stretch of urban golden sands will be the new starting line for this event.
This change means that the 125km distance option, with 7,500 metres of positive elevation will modify the first half of the route. After the first stretch of beach, runners will head through new locations on their way to Maspalomas to re-join last year’s route for the second half of the event.
Another change will be the new distance for the Advanced category, with a reduction from 83km to 64km, and 3,200 metres of positive gain, starting at Artenara, on the island’s western coast. This new distance and starting location will affect the traditional first half of the route.
“This ultra distance race will change to facilitate the leap from the marathon to a higher distance”, stated the organisers, Arista Eventos.
The next Transgrancanaria will be on 21 February 2018.