24th – 28th November 2018
A classic event that has risen in popularity over the last twenty years to become a firm favourite. The Challenge is comprised of four races taking place on four consecutive days, over various terrains and distances. The event attracts runners from all over Europe, for competition but also to enjoy a fun, social atmosphere.
Kids Challenge – for Kids aged 4-15 years
Registration opens January 18th 2018
(Free entry – online registration is compulsory)
Kids 4-7 years, 400 m. (1 loop of the running track)
Kids 8-11 years, 800 m. (2 loops of the running track)
Kids 12-15 years, 1200 m. (3 loops of the running track)
Race 1 – 10K Vince Regan Memorial Classic Road Run
New course: Start and Finish in the Stadium, Club La Santa. 3 loops around La Santa lagoon (most of the course is on asphalt).
Race 2 – 13K Ridge Run
You will run on both dirt trails and asphalt roads around one of the big volcanoes near to Club La Santa.
Race 3 – 5K Beach Race
Buses will take the you to the beach in Puerto del Carmen, where you will run on soft sand.
Race 4 – 21K La vuelta de Tinajo
New start: runners will start in Tinajo, running around part of the volcanic “Montaña de Tinache” and back to Club La Santa on both asphalt and dirt tracks, finishing with 300m of the track in the Stadium.
Once you have booked your accommodation you will be given details of how to book the event.
Please note that while you can sign up for the race here, you will need to collect your race pack at Club La Santa on Saturday, 24th of November, 13:00-18:00 hrs. where you will be requested to pay a 20€ chip deposit (the deposit will be given back after the last race you are signed for).
The entry fee is 25€ for each individual race and 75€ for all 4 races including an event t-shirt. The deadline for registration is the 21st of November at 13:00h. CET.
Insurance on Race day
It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure to be covered by their private or running club insurance on race days, or you will be required to purchase a single day license at registration. This cost will be 5€ for 1,2,3 or 4 races.
Places are limited, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.
Book and pay for your accommodation and travel arrangements online today or with your nearest Club La Santa office/ agency. Club La Santa reserves the right to cancel or change the event if under subscribed.
Withdrawal and Refund
75% before 25.05.2018
50% before 25.07.2018
25% before 25.09.2018
No refund from 26.09.2018
The Organization reserves the right, at any time, to vary the content of the programme.
Running Club members are welcome to team up to take part in this event. All team members will also be eligible for individual awards. To take part, you must be a team of 4 members of the same Running Club, either all male or all female. The team score will be calculated using the 3 best scores of each team in each race. Runners can only be part of 1 team.
The Team Captain is responsible to make sure that his Team members have registered online as individual competitors and to confirm the Team name and the Full name of each team member to email@example.com
U/20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79.Please be aware that your actual age on the first race day is the one that counts during the International Running Challenge.
The MyLaps ChampionChip is the official timing system for all participants.
The organization reserves the right to use gun-time for all runners.
Full medical care will be available during the event.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, November 24
08.00 Morning workout, Leisure Pool
08.15 Fancy dress & Breakfast run, Stadium, free for all! (snack and fruit for the participants)
13.00-18.00 Registration and information, Conference Centre (Timanfaya), Club La Santa
18:00 Closure of registration for individuals and club participants
Sunday, November 25 – 10K
09.00 Kids Challenge
(For Kids aged 4-15 years old)
Vince Regan Memorial Classic Road Run
10.00 Race start at the Stadium, Awards at the Stadium shortly after the race
19.00 Sing along & Awards Ceremony for Age Groups Winners – Race 1, the Sports Café
Monday, November 26 – 13K Ridge Run
10.00 Race Start at the Stadium, Awards at the Stadium shortly after the race
19.00 Sing along & Awards Ceremony for Age Groups Winners – Race 2, the Sports Café
Tuesday, November 27 – Beach Race
08.30 Bus departure from Reception to race start in Puerto del Carmen
10.00 Race Start
Awards shortly after the race
11.00 First bus back to Club La Santa
13.00 Last bus back to Club La Santa
18.00 Bingo, the Sports Café
19.00 Sing along & Awards Ceremony for Age Groups Winners – Race 3, the Sports Café
Wednesday, November 28
La vuelta de Tinajo
08.30 Bus departure from Reception to Tinajo
09.00 Race Start (new: Tinajo)
20.30 Award Ceremony video and music, Square, Club La Santa
No late registration on race days.
Awards Race 1, 2, 3, 4
1st male/female: 60 €
2nd male/female: 30 €
3rd male/female: 20 €
Gift certificates for Age Group Winners
Overall 4 days challenge awards
Top 3 male/ female and the winner of each age group male/ female will receive a trophy.
Trophies to the top 3 clubs in each category (male and female).
All finishers of all four races will receive a challenge medal.
Overall Winners are not eligible for an age group award.
Official ship transport
The shipping company Naviera Armas offers a special 25% discount on routes between the Canary Islands for the participants and friends or family travelling with them. To benefit from this special offer, the participants will need to fill this document and send it to the e-mail address at the bottom of the document.