"Posiblemente la prueba de ultratrail más importante del invierno europeo." Probably the best winter ultratrail in Europe. Yes I know what you're thinking, just another ad slogan. But this time it really is true! And no need for the word 'probably'; read my lips: Transgrancanaria is without a doubt Europe's top ultra trail running event in winter (or early spring) season.
|Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - one of my favorite urban beaches in Europe.|
- Transgrancanaria: 119 km (74 miles) with +7,300m (23,950ft) cumulative ascension,
- Advanced: 83 km (52 miles) and +4,700m (15,420ft),
- Maratón: 42 km (26 miles) and +4,000m (13,123ft),
- Starter: 24 km (15 miles) and +1,800m (5,905 ft).
|The race HQ and finish of Transgrancanaria is beside Alfredo Kraus Auditorium.|
|The weather can be excellent in the Canaries in March.|
|People in the Canaries are very smart, active and outgoing - just like you and me!|
|Surfers' training area.|
|See the mountains in the background? That's where you'll be running.|
|A surfer heading home after a long day at the office.|
By the way, Playa Chica is an excellent spot to go snorkeling if you want to see tropical fish. It's a bit like swimming in an aquarium. The water will be quite cold in March, but they say it speeds up the recovery of your legs.
|Playa Chica is perhaps the best part of Las Canteras beach to see some tropical fish.|
|In many places around the islands you can see black volcanic rocks.|