Santa Cruz Extreme goes ahead on October 10th
Anaga is to host the next edition of Santa Cruz Extreme on October 10th.
The mountain race which runs through the Rural Park is
promoted by Santa Cruz city council through its departments of sport,
environment and the Sustainable Santa Cruz Foundation, together with the
support of Tenerife Cabildo.
The Santa Cruz Extreme is an event that has five independent
tests, which allows avoiding overcrowding and allowing athletes to enjoy the
environment without crowds. The most demanding test will undoubtedly be the
ANAGA XTRM of 60 kilometres, with more than 4,100 metres of accumulated
positive unevenness, leaving from Playa de las Teresitas and where on its route
you can enjoy emblematic places and hamlets such as Chamorga, Roque Bermejo,
the Anaga Lighthouse, Taganana, etc.
This test is followed in difficulty level by the ANAXA XTRM
of 33 kilometres and 2,100 metres of positive slope that also starts from the
beach of Las Teresitas, then into the historic Abicore road towards Taganana to
ascend the historic Las Vueltas road.
The third race, the ANAGA XTRM of 18 kilometres, which will
start in the Afur farmhouse, with 1000 metres of positive elevation gain, will
go to Los Catalanes and through the Barranco de Valle Luis and Tahodio will
enter the city. For its part, the 11-kilometresANAGA XTRM offers a faster and
more accessible route for participants seeking shorter distances and that, in
turn, also allows them the possibility of passing through some of the most
emblematic corners of Anaga.
Finally, the Joëlette modality will once again give the
opportunity to teams made up of five people from the Caserío de Los Catalanes
to the finish line near the Plaza de España in the centre of the city, a common
goal for all distances. In all distances the number of participants has been
limited, which will not exceed a thousand athletes as a whole and the outputs
will be staggered by modalities and groups.
Environment and safety councillor, Evelyn Alonso said:
“Although the test is in a difficult year, work has continued in the
toughest moments of the pandemic to be able to celebrate the best possible
edition, with some renewed and impressive routes, with strict security
“In short, and always as long as the situation allows
it, we want to bet on safe events that also convey that Tenerife, in general,
and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in particular, are safe spaces, both for the local
athlete and for the foreign visitor . We cannot forget that we have to recover
the visitor attracted by our unique nature and by the unique environment that
the Anaga Biosphere Reserve represents .”
All the information on the test and registration for the
event are available through the official website (www.santacruzextreme.com).