The Pilancones Tunte Trail inaugurates the calendar of the new year - La Provincia

The new season of mountain races starts on the island of Gran Canaria. And he does it tomorrow in a big way with the celebration of the fourth edition of the Pilancones Tunte Trail, an appointment that brings together about 800 participants in the different tests that are collected in the program.

It highlights the Pilancones Challenge, the appointment star of the southern event, a demanding challenge that tests the resistance of the runners along the 49 kilometers of the route.

Participants in this test will open the fire in the town of Santiado de Tunte, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. These, both those who take part in the individual and relay races, leave at 7.30 am.

Then, at 8.45 am, the eight-kilometer canicross test will be started, a punctual appointment for the Canary Islands Championship of this specialty where runners share exercise with their pets.

At 9.00 the participants in the 31-kilometer mode will take off, and at 10.00, those enrolled in the 16-day event.

The disputed categories, both male and female, are general, veterans (I and II) and boys, girls and mixed relay in the Pilancones Challenge.

The official presentation of the event took place yesterday at the facilities of the El Tablero Shopping Center, in Maspalomas. The event, among others, was attended by Conchi Narváez, mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, and Samuel Henríquez, Councilor for Sports in the southern municipality.

These were accompanied by some of the a priori runners designated to fight for victory, such as Dominique Van Mechgelen, Gail Brown and Esteban García. In addition, there was the presence of Álex Fraguela, who will act as speaker since this time does not participate, Francisco Guzmán, organizer, and Óliver Armas, representing the company RS Sonocon.

All of them agreed during their speeches on the spectacular nature of this event, which covers places of great beauty in the Natural Park of Pilancones.

In addition to the aforementioned runners, athletes such as Alejandro Mayor, David Lutzardo and Palmer Joel de Paz could not be in the presentation, who will fight for victory in the different modalities of the program.


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