The WAA Ultra 360º The Challenge officially opens registration period

17 Mar, 2023

The self-sufficient mountain race will be held between the 15th and 19th of November and will cover a length of more than 250 kilometres, starting and finishing in Tejeda.

Only one hundred runners will be able to sign up for this adventure next Wednesday, 15th March.

The WAA Ultra 360º The Challenge Gran Canaria opens registrations this Wednesday, March 15th. The 250-kilometre self-sufficiency mountain race will once again welcome the world’s best ultra-distance athletes, who will discover the incredible landscapes of Gran Canaria, between the 15th and 19th of November. Only the first 100 adventurers to sign up will be able to enjoy this unique race, which is now in its eighth edition.

Arista Eventos, the race organiser, is already outlining the route, which will run through almost every village on the island. The circuit, which will remain secret until ten days before the race is held, will have no signage, so participants will have to use a GPS device or maps provided before the start of the race to find their way around.

Tejeda will be, for the second year running, the hub of the WAA Ultra 360º The Challenge Gran Canaria. The hilltop village, which was already an important location in the latest Transgrancanaria where five of the six modalities took place, has established itself as an ideal place for trail running thanks to its multiple trails and the surrounding mountains. In addition, the wide range of accommodation available allows participants to rest just a few steps away from the start of the adventure.
The best ultra distance runners will once again be competing for the victory in Gran Canaria. The Italian Franco Collé, who in the last edition was unfortunately forced to withdraw when he was leading the race, already announced in the last Transgrancanaria that he would be on the start line to try to snatch the title from fellow Italian Luca Papi, winner of four of the seven editions of the race. Another runner who is expected to be on the start line will be French winner Claire Bannwarth, who last week won the overall victory at the TrailCat 200 in Tarragona just four days after finishing 7th in the women’s category at the Transgrancanaria Classic.

The self-sufficient competition will once again offer monetary prizes for both men and women. Registrations, limited to the first one hundred runners to sign up, will be available on the website from next Wednesday, 15 March, at 12.00 a.m. Canarian residents will be able to take advantage of a 30% off the price and the possibility to pay in instalments will be offered once again.

The WAA 360º The Challenge Gran Canaria is organised by Arista Eventos and sponsored by Cabildo de Gran Canaria with Turismo Gran Canaria and Instituto Insular de Deportes, Gobierno de Canarias with Promotur – Turismo de Islas Canarias, Ayuntamiento de Tejeda, Gobierno de Canarias, WAA Ultra and Fred Olsen Express, as well as the support of Pro Vital, Gofio La Piña and 226ERS.