International Running Challenge

26th - 29th November 2017
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

Race 1 - 10K Vince Regan Memorial Classic Road Run 
2 loops on asphalt roads toward the villages of La Santa and Caleta de Caballo.

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
You will start at Los Dolores Church in Mancha Blanca, run around the volcanic "Montaña de Tinache", through Tinajo and back to Club La Santa on both asphalt and dirt tracks, finishing with 300m of the track in the Stadium.

Sign up now!

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, 25th 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 22nd of November at 13:00h. CET.

To take part you must hold either a current 2017 Athletics License from your Federation, or you will be required to purchase a single day license at registration. This cost will be 5€ for 1,2,3 or4 races.  Once this has been verified you will be handed your Race Pack.

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:
50% before 26.07.2017 
25% before 26.09.2017
No refund from 27.09.2017

Withdrawals should be sent in writing to:

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


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.


Medical Care

Full medical care will be available during the event.


Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 25
08.00 Morning workout, Leisure Pool
08.15 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 26 - 10K
Vince Regan Memorial Classic Road Run
10.00 Race start at the Stadium, Awards at the Stadium shortly after the race
20.00 Runner's Social Evening (Bingo, Get together entertainment & fun) and Awards Ceremony for Age Groups Winners - Race 1, the Square

Monday, November 27 - 13K Ridge Run
10.00 Race Start at the Stadium, Awards at the Stadium shortly after the race

Tuesday, November 28 - 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
19.00 Runner's Social Evening (Get together entertainment & fun), the Square

Wednesday, November 29
La vuelta de Tinajo
08.30 Bus departure from Reception to Mancha Blanca
09.00 Race Start           
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.


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