6th May 2023
El Roque Promesas
The short version of Transvulcania for young athletes.
El Roque de los Muchachos
El Roque Promesas
Open to runners between 16 and 19 years of age.
The Tranvulcania by UTMB® Roque Promesas is a race which covers part of the last 28 km of the Ultra.
From the top of the island, on the Roque de Los Muchachos, in what is one of the highest starts of a race of this distance, to the finish line in Los Llanos de Aridane. The Roque Promesas runs along part of the edge of the Caldera and descends very steeply almost to sea level in just 28 kilometres, so technique is of particular importance, as well as fitness.
The short version of Tranvulcania by UTMB® has a positive difference in altitude of 840 metres and a negative difference in altitude of 2,932 metres over a length of 28 kilometres. All of this, bordering La Caldera de Taburiente and descending to contemplate the beautiful panoramic view of the port and the beach of Tazacorte, always with the imposing Pico Bejenado covered in pine trees as a backdrop.
Athletes must carry the mandatory equipment at all times during the race. You should be prepared for random checks on the course. 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 El Roque Promesas takes place in the morning in an altitude of more than 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.
- CLOSED SHOE suitable for trail running.
- RUNNING PACK to carry mandatory equipment.
- WATER RESERVE MINIMUM 1 liter.
- FOOD RESERVE. Recomendation 400 kcal (1 gel + 1 energy bar).
- PERSONAL GLASS 15cl/5 oz minimum.
- MOBILE PHONE.
- JACKET WITH HOOD. Waterproof and breathable membrane, minimum 10,000 mm.
- SURVIVAL BLANKET minimum 1.4 x 2m.
- ADHESIVE ELASTIC BAND minimum 100 x 6 cm.
- CAP 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.