October 22nd, 2022
This is the supreme event of the Transvulcania by UTMB®
Faro de Fuencaliente
The route begins at the Fuencaliente Lighthouse, running completely along the GR 131 long distance path, popularly known as the Walking Stick Route, to the Port at Tazacorte. From that point, it joins the GR 130 coastal walking path, to the finish line located in the Plaza de España in Los Llanos de Aridane.
Transvulcania is without doubt one of the hardest ultra trail races in the world, with a length of 75 kilometres and a positive difference in altitude of 4,735 metres and a negative difference in altitude of 4,405 metres with a cumulative total of 9,140 metres. Starting at elevation 0, ascending to Roque de Los Muchachos, the highest point on the island at 2,426 metres, returning to elevation 0 in Tazacorte, and finishing with the ascent to Los Llanos de Aridane, a finish line with spectacular colour and popular support.
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
- 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. If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole race. It is not allowed to start without poles and recover them up along the way.
Support is allowed only at the tolerated checkpoints. No pacers allowed.
Only can give assistance one person, without specific equipment other than a bag with a maximum volume of 30 liters.
Assistance given by a team of professionals, or any medic or paramedic, is strictly forbidden.
For the ULTRAMARATÓN , personal assistance is tolerated ONLY at the following posts:
Aid station El Pilar
Aid station Roque de los Muchachos
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.