Transvulcania Ultramarathon - Skyrunner® World Series

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october, 2020

3oct6:00Transvulcania UltramarathonLa Palma Island - SpainDetails: 74 km, 4,350m+

Event Details

 

DATE CHANGED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Distance: 74 km

Vertical climb: 4,350m*

Highest point: 2,420m*

Race records: Tim Freriks 7h02’03” (2017). Ida Nilsson 8h04’17” (2017)

Course description

The Transvulcania Ultramarathon is the stuff of legends: it’s an event at the top of every runner’s bucket list. The race starts before dawn at the Fuencaliente lighthouse on the ocean front. Over 4,000 headlights light up the sky above the volcanic island of La Palma, where runners race the sunrise to the highest point on the island, the Roque de los Muchachos, at 2,420m.

From here, a steep descent to Tazacorte beach is followed by a last climb along a canyon and through banana plantations to the world-famous finish line in Los Llanos de Aridane where finishers are welcomed by thousands of enthusiastic spectators. It is a beauty but it is also a beast.

Photo copyright: ©SWS / Alexis Berg

*Data is approximate for profiles

Time

(Saturday) 6:00

Location

La Palma

La Palma

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