What is Transgrancanaria?
The Transgrancanaria is a race that is held every year since 2003 in Gran Canaria. Today it’s one of the most important in the world. Although there are different categories, the most famous is the one that crosses the whole island.
Of course, participants have the help of the organization through different points of provisioning with food and drink ideal for this type of test. Likewise, health coverage is provided along the route.
The last edition of the event brought together more than 3,500 runners from all over the world, including many of the elite who raised the level of the event. In fact, it made the headlines in the main specialized media, both nationally and internationally.
When is Transgrancanaria held
This year 2022 the different categories will take place between 4 and 6 March.
The harshness of the categories is such that it's recommended that participants master orienteering techniques, withstand changing natural conditions, are able to assist other runners if necessary, have tolerance for fatigue, lack of sleep, eating problems, etc. In addition, for the toughest categories (360º, Classic and Advanced) the organization requires a medical certificate.
360º: 262 km
A 262-kilometre trail running race isn't held every day. Only a few chosen ones sign up and from that select group, only a small percentage completes it.
Here the runners face a route without markers, where they must follow the track provided by the organization before the race and do so in semi-autonomy.
Thus, they’ll have to manage their refreshment posts and rest periods in free and authorized areas as they see fit and carry certain compulsory material.
Classic: 130 km
The 129.8-kilometre Classic is the most important race of the Transgrancanaria. It has a positive slope of 6,720 meters and a maximum height of 1,829 meters above sea level to finish in a maximum of 30 hours.
Runners will start from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and end in Maspalomas, passing through Arucas, Teror, Moya, Artenara, Tejeda, Tunte, etc.
Advanced: 65 km
The 64.8-kilometre Advanced has a positive slope of 2,566 metres and a negative slope of 3,791 metres, reaching a height of 1,829 metres to be completed in a maximum of 15 hours.
The participants will set off from Artenara and will finish in Maspalomas, passing through Tejeda, El Garañón, Tunte, Ayagaures...
Maratón: 42 km
The 42.3-kilometre Marathon has a positive slope of 888 metres and a negative slope of 2,561 metres, reaching a height of 1,829 metres to be finished in a maximum of 10 hours.
Runners will start from El Garañón and finish in Maspalomas, passing through Tunte and Ayagaures.
Starter: 30 km
The 29.8-kilometre Starter has a positive slope of 622 metres and a negative slope of 1,504 metres, reaching a height of 1,192 metres to be completed in 9 hours.
Runners will start from Tunte and finish in Maspalomas, passing through Ayagaures.
Promo: 18 km
The 17.6-kilometre Promo has a positive slope of 245 metres and a negative slope of 545 metres, reaching a height of 467 metres and being completed in a maximum of 8 hours.
Participants will set off from Ayagaures and will finish in Maspalomas, passing through Degollada Ancha.
Youth: 18 km
The Youth is the same as the previous one, but it’s exclusive for runners between 15 and 21 years old.
Family Trans: 18 km
Like the two previous races, the Family Trans is the same but is designed for adults who accompany children from 0 to 18 years old.
Prices and discounts
The prices of the different categories of the Transgrancanaria are:
Furthermore, residents in the Canary Islands have an additional 20% discount. Participants can also benefit from a discount based on their ITRA score: