The summit municipality will host the arrivals of the Promo and Starter modalities, and the start of the Marathon
Tejeda will become next February in one of the
epicenters of the
Transgrancanaria 2023thanks to a determined commitment by the City Council to sport in general and trail riding in particular.
The summit municipality will host for three consecutive days the passage of runners of up to five modalities by concentrating in the urban area the arrivals of
the Promo and Starter races, the start of the Marathon and one of the main aid stations for the Classic and the Advanced, which travels to the La Vaguada Multipurpose Center.
The trail party will move on Thursday, February 23, to the Summit with the Promo and Starter modalities, which completely modify their routes. The shortest distance will
12 kilometers and about 700 meters of positive elevation gain to join Artenara and Tejeda, after passing through Cuevas de Caballero and Cruz de Tejeda. The Started, for its part, will start from Tunte, from where the runners will face a tough climb up Cruz Grande and the La Plata path until they reach Roque Nublo and then face a technical descent to the town of Tejada. It will be 24 kilometers with approximately 1,600 meters of positive elevation gain.
Another of the races that will see its route and date modified next year is the Marathon, which will take place on Friday, February 24. Tejeda will become in 2023 the point of
start of the 45 kilometers and 1,800 meter drop positive that will take the runners through La Culata and Roque Nublo to, later, connect with the same route of the last edition until arriving at Parque Sur de Maspalomas, which will repeat as the finish line of the three longest distances after the success of the last edition.
The Classic and Transgrancanaria Advanced will also suffer news in the summit municipality. The provisioning will be transferred to the La Vaguada Multipurpose Center, next to the municipal swimming pool, which will provide the participants with a closed, warmer space, with a rest area where they can recharge their batteries to face the approximately 50 kilometers that still remain for the goal.
In addition, the route for both modalities will be modified to avoid the two kilometers of asphalt that during the last editions has been carried out until the sculpture of the wicker basket. A) Yes,
its athletes will first face a descent next to the municipal hostel up to the ravine, to then go up to Cruz de Timagada and continue along La Culata before reaching the top of Roque Nublo.
The mayor of Tejeda, Francisco Juan Perera, assures that for years the City Council
«has been betting heavily on the possibility of attracting the main modalities of the Transgrancanaria and, fortunately, this year we are going to achieve it».
“We believe that it is more important when the participants come to train”
For the councilman, hosting five of the six modalities is essential not only because of the arrival of participants and fans during the three days of competition, but also because of the economic impact that the municipality has before the races. «
We believe that it is more important when the participants come to train, especially during the weekends, accompanied by friends and family». "That affluence," he adds, "is noticeable in local commerce."
Perera also recalls that between November 16 and 20, Tejeda will be the nerve center of the WAA 360 The Challenge, hosting the start and finish of the runners, who will have to face more than 200 kilometers in self-sufficiency.
«It is a landmark test, one of the best in the Archipelagoand we are going to be the epicenter for five days, with an impressive deployment in the municipality to give the maximum coverage that this test requires, ”he emphasizes.
A charming town
The mayor of Tejeda invited all mountain runners and enthusiasts to visit the municipality which, in his words, offers "being able to enjoy nature, the landscape and gastronomy, with our exquisite pastries" from which he highlighted the "famous palms".
«It is difficult for someone to leave Tejeda without eating a palm tree», apostille. All this accompanied by “the kindness of our neighbors”.
Registration for all modalities of the Transgrancanaria will open from next Tuesday, July 5, from the official website