October 22nd, 2022
The Maratón will finally be able to take its new route for the first time. It will start in El Pino de La Virgen(El Paso), at 853 metres above sea level, and from there, after a steep ascent, it will join the GR131,and finishing in Los Llanos de Aridane
El Pino de la Virgen (El Paso)
The route begins at El Pino de La Virgen (El Paso) at 853 metres above sea level and from there, climbs steeply until it joins up with the GR 131 long distance trail, passing through El Puerto de Tazacorte to end at the finish line in Los Llanos de Aridane.
With a total distance of 48 km, a cumulative elevation gain of 2,835 meters, a cumulative elevation loss of 3,391 meters and a total elevation change of 6,226 meters, this race category requires a special physical condition, since we must take into account the last part of the route, which descends a vertiginous path from the highest point of the island, the Roque de Los Muchachos (2,426 m /7,959 ft above sea level) to sea level (Playa del Puerto de Tazacorte), with a final ascent to Los Llanos de Aridane. This demands physical fitness and previous training from the participants.
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 de Race Regulations document. HERE.
🎒 RUNNING PACK to carry mandatory gear
💦 WATER RESERVE MIN. 1,5 L Bottle or bladder
🥜 FOOD RESERVE recommendation: 800kcal (e.g., 2 gels+2 energy bars of 65g each)
🥤 PERSONAL COLLAPSIBLE CUP 15cl/5 oz minimum
🔦 ONE HEADLAMP WITH BACK RED LIGHT and with replacement batteries
📱 MOBILE PHONE
🌬️ JACKET WITH HOOD. Waterproof and breathable membrane, minimum 10,000 mm
🧥 ADDITIONAL WARM SECOND LAYER
❄️ SURVIVAL BLANKET minimum 1.4 x 2m
🩹 SELF-ADHERING ELASTIC BANDAGE minimum 100 x 6 cm
🧤 WARM GLOVES
🎩 HAT OR BANDANA
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.