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INTERNATIONAL RUNNING CHALLENGE

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.

 

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.

 

Course Description

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.

 

Register Now

Register for this event by filling in the contact form on this page.

Details:

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

Refunds policy:

75% before 25.05.2018
50% before 25.07.2018
25% before 25.09.2018

No refund from 26.09.2018

Withdrawals should be sent in writing to: events@clublasanta.com.

The Organization reserves the right, at any time, to vary the content of the programme.

Club Competition

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 events@clublasanta.com

Categories

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.

Timing

The MyLaps ChampionChip is the official timing system for all participants.
The organization reserves the right to use gun-time for all runners.

Medical Care

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

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.

Date Posted: 18th January 2018

25 Comments

  • My wife and I are on holiday in Lanzarote at the time of your 4 day running event staying at Playa Blanca. I would like to know when I will be able to register for the event please. Could you advise me?
    Written by Barry Hopper, 14th May 2015 - Reply
    • Hi Barry, We are not sure at the moment as we need to wait to hear confirmation from Lanzarote. We will keep you posted! Many thanks, Club La Santa
      Written by Club La Santa, 18th May 2015 - Reply
      • Further to my enquiry dated 14 May reference the Lanzarote 4 day running challenge in November, could you please advise me as to how I may register for the event. My wife and I are on holiday on the island during the dates indicated. Regards Barry Hopper
        Written by Barry Hopper, 19th July 2015 - Reply
        • Hi Barry, thanks for your comment. Please can you email reservations@clublasanta.co.uk with your requirements and we can help to assist you further with this. Many thanks, Jade
          Written by Club La Santa, 21st July 2015 - Reply
  • Hi, I don't arrive until the afternoon of 22nd Nov. Will it still be possible to collect race packs then? Many thanks
    Written by ELL, 20th July 2015 - Reply
    • Hi Ell, please can you send an email to reservations@clublasanta.co.uk with your booking reference and we can look into this for you. Many thanks, Club La Santa UK
      Written by Club La Santa, 21st July 2015 - Reply
      • marougka penelope, Μαρτίου 26, 2013 στις 17:57 Εχουμε παει ξυλοκαστρο και λογω της κοντινης αποστασης γινεται πανικος ειδικα τον Αυγουστο..τα δωματια φαινονται ωραια ομως
        Written by Mesut, 21st October 2015 - Reply
  • its not possible to register on website
    Written by Kalvis Alseika, 20th August 2015 - Reply
  • Hello, I am trying to book for myself and 1 other but I am being directed to an error page. Please could you advise me how to go about booking for the this race. Regards Lee
    Written by Lee Haines, 24th August 2015 - Reply
    • Hi Lee, Apologies for this, it has now been fixed! Many thanks, Jade
      Written by Club La Santa, 25th August 2015 - Reply
  • Looks like the gremlins are back as I am unable to register, keep getting a Error page. Regards Daren
    Written by Daren Haseldine, 3rd September 2015 - Reply
  • hi. trying to register for 4 day challenge, keep getting error message. another fix please
    Written by jill, 9th October 2015 - Reply
  • Wishing to register my wife and I for the 4 day challenge. Nothing doing.....we're getting an error. Help please. Thanks, Jamie
    Written by Jamie Glazebrook, 15th October 2015 - Reply
    • Hello, I have looked at the registration link, it should work for you now.
      Written by Kieran Gascoigne, 19th October 2015 - Reply
      • Hi, registration link is still not working. Just clicked on "register here" and it's come up with an error page again. Jamie
        Written by Jamie Glazebrook, 20th October 2015 - Reply
  • Hi, is it possible to enter the races if staying elsewhere in Lanzarote? I have only foubd out about the running challenge since booking my holiday. Thank you, Hannah
    Written by Hannah, 16th November 2015 - Reply
  • Hi, i would like to register for the running challenge 2016, however when visiting the 'register here'-link i get a warning that the connection is not secure/private. Can you please fix this problem or is there another way to subscribe? Thanks in advance. Esther
    Written by Esther, 3rd June 2016 - Reply
    • Hi Ester, Apologies for this issue, our site is now fully secure. Many thanks, Club La Santa UK
      Written by Club La Santa, 11th October 2016 - Reply
  • Hi There, do we have dates for 2017 yet at all please?
    Written by Paul, 3rd January 2017 - Reply
    • Hi, we are hoping to get the pricing up for end of Feb, early March. Please sign up to our newsletter for further info when available. Thanks, Jade
      Written by Club La Santa, 27th January 2017 - Reply
    • Hi, we are hoping to get prices up for Winter at the end of Feb/ early March. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive all the latest updates. Thanks, Jade
      Written by Club La Santa, 27th January 2017 - Reply
  • I am trying to encourage interest from our running club in Scotland to take part in 2017. Are the 2017 dates set yet. Thank you. Ray Woods (2 x Running Challenge runner & 7 x Club La Santa visitor).
    Written by Ray Woods, 18th January 2017 - Reply
    • Hi Ray, the dates for this are not yet available. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates. Many thanks, Jade
      Written by Club La Santa, 27th January 2017 - Reply
  • Hello. I registered for all four races. I had hoped to have recieved a bit more information about the races like a course map, elevation, drinking stations, etc.
    Written by Alain van der Heiden, 6th November 2017 - Reply
    • Hi Alain, We have just updated the page. Please let me know if you require any further details. Many thanks Ross
      Written by Ross Litherland, 8th November 2017 - Reply

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