DATE CHANGED DUE TO COVID-19
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Distance: 74 km
Vertical climb: 4,350m*
Highest point: 2,420m*
Race records: Tim Freriks 7h02’03” (2017). Ida Nilsson 8h04’17” (2017)
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
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