October 22nd, 2022
Media Maratón Promesas
The short version of Transvulcania for young athletes
El Roque de los Muchachos
For runners aged between 16 and 19 years old.
The Transvulcania Media Maratón is a less demanding mountain race than the Ultramaratón, since it only covers part of the last 28 km of the Ultra.
Starting from the top of the island at the Roque de Los Muchachos to the finish line located in Los Llanos de Aridane, the Half Marathon runs along part of the Caldera rim, at an altitude of almost 2,400 metres and descends very steeply almost to sea level in just 23 kilometres, so technique is very important for this part of the race and the descent requires good physical fitness.
The short version of Transvulcania has a cumulative elevation gain of 840 metres, a cumulative elevation loss of 2,890 metres, and a total elevation change of 3,730 meters in a length of 28 kilometres. All this, along the rim of La Caldera de Taburiente and descending to the beautiful panoramic view of the port and beach of Tazacorte, always with the imposing mass of Pico Bejenado covered with pine forests as a backdrop.
Athletes must carry the mandatory gear at all times during the race. You should be prepared for random checks on the course, and if you are missing any item you will receive a time penalty and may not be allowed to continue the race.
For detailed information see the Race Regulations document HERE.
Attention!!! The start of the Media Maratón takes place in the morning in an altitude of 2,400 m, so the weather conditions at that time and place may be adverse. We recommend take a warm coat that you can leave in your drop bag.
- RUNNING PACK to carry mandatory gear
- WATER RESERVE MINIMUM 1 liter.
- FOOD RESERVE. Recomendation 400 kcal (1 gel + 1 power bar)
- PERSONAL COLLAPSIBLE CUP 15cl/5 oz minimum
- MOBILE PHONE
- JACKET WITH HOOD. Waterproof and breathable membrane, minimum 10,000 mm
- SURVIVAL BLANKET minimum 1.4 x 2m
- SELF-ADHERING ELASTIC BANDAGE minimum 100 x 6 cm
- HAT OR BANDANA
- WARM GLOVES
**NOTE: Hiking poles are not allowed in this race. **
Support is not allowed in this race at any point along the race route. Pacers are not allowed.
No pacers are allowed. It is forbidden to accompany or be accompanied along any part the race route by a person not registered for the race, outside of the tolerance zones which are clearly marked in the proximity of the aid stations.