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“Natural jewel” of Anaga to once again host Santa Cruz Extreme in October 

The Anaga Biosphere Reserve is once again to host the Santa Cruz Extreme trail.

It will be held on October 21st and will become the fifth scoring event within the calendar of the Spanish Cup of Mountain Races. There will be distances of the distances of 15, 26 and 46 kilometres.

Santa Cruz Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez said 30 per cent of the athletes who have already formalised their entries “are from outside the island, which means they will be staying in Santa Cruz for two or three days to mark the race. This type of activity generates economy for our capital and helps the diffusion of our attractions at national and international level.”

Entries come from coun-tries such as Germany, France, Holland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Switzerland and other regions of the national terri-tory such as Andalusia, Cata-lonia, Madrid and Valencia.

Councillor for the environ-ment, Carlos Correa said the Santa Cruz Extreme “figures within the tests that are a reference within the world of trail running. Without a doubt, the fact that the race runs through the World Biosphere Reserve of Anaga is an undoubted attraction and from the environment depart-ment, we strongly support the celebration of activities that involve sustainable entertainment like this.”

Councillor for the Anaga district, José Alberto Díaz-Estébanez said it was a great joy that a race such as this could pass through “a real natural jewel like Anaga.”

Almost half of the places available have already been snapped up with three months still to go before the trail.

“The pace of registration continues at a good pace, so that this edition will exceed the number of 1,000 partici-pants between the three distances,” said a spokes-man.

Participants will travel through places such as Igueste de San Andrés, Chamorga, Benijo, Almáciga, Taganana, Roque Negro and Catalanes.

The Santa Cruz Extreme will also debut a new 26-kilometre route, which will cross the road known as Camino de Abicore, and a third distance of 15 kilo-metres, which includes the ascent to Pico del Inglés.

Those interested in participating in any of the three modalities can register, until next October 10th, through the web www.fes-tivalsantacruzextreme.com The price for the Santa Cruz Extreme Marathon, about 46 kilometres, is 55 euros, while the Anaga Trail of 26 kilometres costs 38 euros and the test of 15 kilometres is 30 euros.