Sport in Fuerteventura is a great deal. In fact, every year international, national and regional sporting events are organized on the island due to its perfect weather conditions. So, if you are looking for some extra activity during your holidays and you also love exercising outdoors and a little bit of competition, make sure you sign up for the upcoming sporting events in Fuerteventura!
Ocean Lava Puerto del Rosario 3rd Edition - Fuerteventura Triathlon
Puerto del Rosario will hold the 3rd Edition of the Ocean Lava Competition on March 28th, 2020.
The first stage of this tournament consists of a 1.5-km swimming route through Playa de los Pozos, which means contestants, will have to complete two 750 metre laps.
The following stage, a 40 km bike ride, takes place along the town roads. The challenge during this stage will be going through the difficult orography and occasional wind gusts. Definitely an adventure for cyclists!
The last stage of the competition consists of a 10-km foot race, divided into four laps of 2.5-km each. This part of the tournament takes place on the Maritime Avenue of Puerto del Rosario.
The high note for these athletes is the gratification of reaching the finishing line amid the audience’s cheers. What a sporting experience!
Half Marathon Des Sables Fuerteventura
The Half Marathon Des Sables Fuerteventura will take place between September 20th and 27th 2020, when the temperature is a delightful 27 ºC during the day and 14 ºC at night.
This challenging race passes through deserts; volcanic areas; beaches; roads with barely visible sections; dirt, gravel and stone trails; and ravines among other. During this 120-km race, divided into 3 stages, the athletes’ self-sufficiency and resistance is definitely put to the test.
The first day, the participants will have to deal with a 30-km route, the second day will demand double, almost 65 km, and on the third and final day, the marathon will finalize with a 25-km race. But where will this take place? We don’t know yet, all routes remain secret until this challenge begins. A mystery until the last minute for competitors!
Windsurf and Kitesurf World Cup 2020
Water can also be the main focus for a sporting competition in Fuerteventura. On the island, the most important and recognized worldwide event is the Windsurfing and Kitesurfing World Championship. This event takes place every year between the months of July and August, and welcomes star athletes of both disciplines.
During the 35th edition of this event, you will not only be able to enjoy watching these professionals surfing the waves in a vertiginous tournament, but you can also participate in the family-friendly activities organized during the celebration of this event. Delight yourself with live music, gastronomic specialties of the town, night parties, and so on.
During the Windsurf and Kitesurf World Cup, the best international professionals in these disciplines will show off their incredible skills. This tournament is definitely a show worth seeing. And if you want, you can even learn techniques to improve your style from the pro teachers.
Open water swimming races
If swimming is your real passion, there are several competitions held in Fuerteventura where you can test your strength of stroke in open water.
The most well-known of these open water swimming races, welcoming worldwide stars, is between Isla de Lobos - Fuerteventura that this year will make its 21st edition. It will take place on Sunday, 18th October 2020.
You can participate in several modalities according to the distance travelled: Popular Crossing: 1,300 m, Short Crossing: 3,400 m and Long Crossing: 7,000 m.
Additionally, the 3rd edition of a new challenging modality El Reto Crossing, an 18-km round journey, will be held on October 12th. The starting point of this last race is Corralejo’s small dock, in Fuerteventura, from where contenders will swim to the Island of Lobos, circle it and return to Corralejo. A real contest for those who have a highly competitive level in this discipline!
September 2020 holds another swimming competition, the 8 km Open Water Swimming Race between Puerto Lajas - Puerto del Rosario. However, in order to participate in this competition you need to be associated with a national or international federation.
Half Marathon of the Corralejo Sand Dunes
During November this popular half marathon is held every year in Corralejo, situated in northern Fuerteventura. It is an arduous race, with a route that challenges nature lovers to run across the Corralejo Sand Dunes Natural Park.
This race consists of two modalities: 21 km or 8 km. The trail can be challenging since the racers will face different types of ground: soft white sand, firm sand, stones, and of course, dunes. Despite all the effort, the landscapes contemplated along the way are impressive. Hence, this is an unforgettable experience for marathoners.
Baifo Extreme Race
This 5-km mountain competition promises its participants a challenge of strength and endurance. But also lots of fun!
During the race, runners must overcome a series of obstacles. This competition takes place in Corralejo during November. It has two modalities: the Elite Baifo and the Standard Baifo. Children also have their turn with the Baifitos Extreme Race, a closed circuit with obstacles tailored to children.
The race course is a natural site. The ground difficulties where the competition takes place forces competitors to use their ingenuity, skills and strength to reach their goal.
So, what do you think about these sporting events? There’s one for everyone, so make sure you take your equipment and travel to the sport island!