Transgrancanaria 2023 presents its definitive program with a Classic with renewed services

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The ultra, 126 kilometers long and starting from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, recovers the 2021 route with a change of route in the municipality of Tejeda


Transgrancanaria Classic It will be, one more year, the culmination of the trail party that will take place in Gran Canaria
between February 22 and 26, 2023. For the next edition, the organization extends its services to ultra runners with a new provisioning station in the Tenoya neighborhood of the capital and with two points where you can collect life bags, one of them in Fontanales and the other in El Garañón.

The test, which is once again scoring for the Spartan Trail World Championship international championship,
also changes the departure time from Las Canteras beachwhich is delayed one hour until midnight on Friday, February 24.

Runners will be able to recharge liquids and food at kilometer 10, approximately, keeping
the provisioning of Arucas at kilometer 19. Those participants who wish to do so will have the possibility of distributing the extra material at two of the strategic points of the race, kilometer 42 marked by Fontanales and at El Garañón, located at 83. The organization is also preparing a kit of cold with warm clothing that will be mandatory if the weather conditions so require.

The tour of
126 kilometerswill have slight modifications at the exit of the Tejeda town in order to avoid the stretch of asphalt to the monument of the wicker basket and in the neighborhood of
the butt. The athletes will go down a path located next to the municipal hostel to the ravine and then ascend to the Cruz de Timagada and head towards the neighborhood of La Culata. From this point,
the 2021 route is recovered with the passage through the Roque Nublo and El Garañón, to then face the descent to the South Park of Maspalomas, which will host the finish line for the second consecutive year.

The Councilor for Tourism of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Carlos Álamo, highlights the importance of sports competitions such as Transgrancanaria, which serve as
"showcase of possibly the world's largest outdoor gym" what is the island In the case of Transgrancanaria, it is also added that it is celebrated in winter, "a season where our potential tourists, Europeans and continental Spaniards, are cold and can come to Gran Canaria to play sports in shorts", and which takes place "for many municipalities that are not normally on the tourist map."

Álamo highlights the media coverage of a test of the level of Transgrancanaria, which last year broadcast more than ten hours live of its main races at an international level through digital platforms such as YouTube, and which was a pioneer in broadcasting on state television Telesport.
«It allows us, those of us who are not so brave to do these sporting events, follow him from the living room of our houses». "These are shocking images that reach anywhere in the world," adds Álamo.

The ultra modality of the Transgrancanaria will be the icing on the cake of almost a week of trail that will take place on the Island between February 22 and 26, 2023. The El Gigante Vertical Kilometer will kick off on Wednesday with a demanding climb of 5 .3 kilometers between
The Valley of Agaete and Tamadaba. The next day, the two short tests will enter the fray with two goals in Tejeda: the Promo, 12 kilometers, will start from Artenara and the Starter, 24, from Tunte.

The summit municipality will also be the protagonist on Friday by becoming the starting point for the Marathon runners next year, who will have to face 45 kilometers to cross the finish line in the South Park of Maspalomas. That same day, at midnight, the participants of the Classic will face the
126 kilometers that separate Las Canteras with Maspalomas. The last of the starts will take place on Saturday from Agaete, which six years later hosts a Transgrancanaria race again with the Advanced, which next year extends its distance from 62 to 80 kilometers.

The Marathon and Classic modalities will once again count towards the Spartan Trail World Championship, which in
the last edition distributed 25,000 dollars among the top five finishers in both the male and female categories. The fastest in the ultra took from 2,500 dollars for the first classified to 600 for the fifth, while in the marathon distance the prizes ranged between 2,300 and 400 dollars.

Registration will open next Tuesday, July 5, at 12:00 p.m. through the official website Y
sand will close on January 26, 2023 or before if the quota of available seats is completed. Like every year, participants enjoy an initial period of reduced rates, which will last until November 10.

Canarian residents also have an additional 20% discount on the price during the entire registration period. The 50% discount is maintained for runners and guides in the Transcapacity category. Other novelties for this edition is that the payment of the Classic and Advanced modalities
can be divided into several payments through the new Rock The Sport platform.

The Transgrancanaria 2023,
organized by the company Arista Summit, has the sponsorship of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria through Tourism of Gran Canaria and the Insular Sports Institute, Promotur of the Government of the Canary Islands, Maspalomas Costa Canaria and the City Councils of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Tejeda and Agaete. The companies Fred Olsen Express, RS Sonocom, 226 ERS, Expomeloneras and Vital Suites continue as sponsors.

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