On February 17th and 18th, La Graciosa will host the Desafío Octava Isla event. La Graciosa is known as the eighth Canary Island, hence the name of the competition. Desafío Octava Isla is an event that mixes extreme sport with the beautiful nature of the island. In this unique island, that belongs to a Natural Reserve, the participants will compete in two modalities: Triathlon-Cross and Trail. And it’s not going to be an easy tournament, hence it’s named by 'Desafío' which means ‘challenge’.
Calendar and races
On Saturday, February 17th, the challenge will start at 11 am with the Triathlon-Cross, both individual and by teams. This Triathlon will consist of 1000 meters swimming in the waters around La Graciosa, 20 km by bike and, finally, 6 km of running. As we said, this triathlon can be done individually or by teams, by relays.
The participants will hardly have time to recover their strength, because on Sunday, February 18th at 10:30 am, the Trail race will begin, with the modalities of 31 km, 20 km or 8 km.
It should be noted that there this day is also hosted a Trail Kids, for younger athletes. This Trail will not take place during the adult modalities. Children who want to participate in this race, will have to start their Trail the day before, February 17th at 4:30 pm in Caleta de Sebo (La Graciosa).
This event, organized by Cabildo de Lanzarote, Sports, will end with only a winner. This champion will be the one who obtains the best classification between the Triathlon-Cross and the Trail 31 (and who has been registered in this modality).
Source image: Facebook Desafío 8 isla
In this video you can see how the experience of this ‘Eighth Island Challenge’ in 2017. The island is full of participants as well as spectators, children and adults. A large crowd willing to experience this event, famous among the Canary Islands and among the sporting world in general.
Two days of intense competition between the dunes and the sandy streets of La Graciosa. You cannot miss out this opportunity! Do you want to go to La Graciosa to experience these intense days of excitement and sport? Book your ferry online now and board directly without queues or waiting. Make sure you have your tickto witness the Desafío Octava Isla live event!
If you wish to participate in future editions, you should bear in mind that registrations are opened months before the event due to the large number of participants. See you on board!