Lanzarote, the beautiful Canary Island known for its stunning natural beauty and exceptionally favourable climate, has become a favourite destination for sports tourism enthusiasts. Throughout the year, the island hosts a variety of sporting events, with running races being a particular highlight
In this 2023 guide, we describe some of the most popular running races in Lanzarote, providing you with all the key information you need in order to participate, or simply to enjoy them as a spectator.
Famara Total 2023
The eighth edition of Famara Total 2023 will take place from 24 to 26 August. This is one of the most outstanding mountain races on the island, and offers runners the option of four different distances: 7.5 km, 15 km, 25 km and 50 km.
The experience will certainly delight mountain race fans in the Canary Islands once again this summer. This exciting event is held in the picturesque village of Famara, and participants will enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Famara beach, the Poceta gorge, an impressive vegetation-lined ravine on the Caleteros trail, and finally, the Ermita de Las Nieves viewpoint.
To top the event off, children will have a race of their own in Caleta de Famara. To register, all you have to do is fill in the online form on the organiser’s website.
Tinajo You trail
The Tinajo You Trail mountain race is a sporting event organised by the local council’s Sports Department, and is scheduled for 2 September 2023. This exciting race will offer three different routes, with distances of either 8 km, 14 km or 33 km, all running through the impressive volcanic trails in the municipality of Tinajo.
In addition to the running races, the event will also feature a hiking route for those who wish to explore the natural beauty of the area at a more relaxed pace. Finally, there is also a children’s race, which will take place on 1 September, giving youngsters the opportunity to take part in this amazing sporting event.
Tinajo You Trail is an opportunity to connect with nature, challenge yourself and have unforgettable experiences. Join this exciting event and discover the magic of these volcanic trails while pushing your limits and being inspired by the sporting community’s amazing energy. Get ready for a transformative experience in the heart of Tinajo!
Routes offer distances of 33 km, 14 km and 8 km, plus a hiking route and the Chinijos kids’ race. Registrations are open until 30 August on their website: https://www.tinajoyoutrail.com
Haría Titan is a mountain race with a programme of three parallel races, offering different routes and distances. The event allow you to discover a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty, as its high-elevation route offers spectacular views of valleys, oases of palm trees, peaks and ridges in the mountains in the north of Lanzarote, bordering the impressive massifs of Famara and Guatifay, as well as the Natural Monument of La Corona.
This unique race showcases the infinite possibilities of the discipline – here, outdoor sports can be enjoyed all year round thanks to the remarkable climate. The race is scheduled to take place on 18 November.
Embracing the essence of mountain running, Haría Titán provides the opportunity to explore a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty. You will discover breath-taking views as you immerse yourself in the majesty of nature. Every step you take in this exciting sporting event will bring you closer to connecting with the environment and to pushing your own limits.
In Haría Titan, you will not only face physical challenges, but you will also find a source of inspiration to overcome all kinds of obstacles. Runners who dare to take part in this adventure demonstrate unparalleled courage and indomitable determination. Become part of this unique experience and discover the strength that lies within you as you marvel at the grandeur of the island’s nature in all its splendour! Official event website: https://www.hariatitan.com/home33
Lanzarote International Running Challenge
If you are a fan of stage races, the Lanzarote International Running Challenge is a perfect event for you. Club La Santa is once again behind the organisation of this race, which has 33 years of history and is a landmark event for runners of all ages.
The event will take place over four consecutive days, from Sunday 26 to Wednesday 29 November, and participants will face four running races on different surfaces, one each day. The first day brings the Vince Regan Memorial Classic Road Run (10k), with a three-lap road run around Laguna de La Santa. The second event is the Ridge Run (13k), a trail run on one of the volcanoes near Club La Santa. The third day of competition is the Beach Race, a 5k run along the golden sands of Playa los Pocillos in Puerto del Carmen. On the last day, runners will tackle the “Vuelta desde Tinajo” (21k), a route that will take them around most of the spectacular Montaña de Tinache mountain. There will be prizes and trophies for top finishers.
As a prelude to this great event, La Santa Night Run and the Kids Challenge will be held on Saturday 25 November. This is a great sporting experience to share with family and friends, where everyone can enjoy the great spectacle of light, colour and music put on by Club La Santa.
To register, simply complete the necessary steps on the race organisers’ official website. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an unforgettable sporting experience!
Font Vella Lanzarote International Marathon
Font Vella Lanzarote International Marathon closes the international race calendar. Runners looking for a sporting challenge in pleasant weather conditions towards the end of the year should head for Lanzarote, where this marathon will take place on 2 December. The race starts in Costa Teguise, and then runs along the coast through Arrecife, San Bartolomé and Puerto del Carmen, offering a scenic panorama along the east coast of the island, where runners can enjoy the golden sands of the beaches and Lanzarote’s natural coastal habitats full of marine life.
This event offers three different distances, adapted to the level of each participant: 10k, 21k, Wheelers (21k) and 42k. The challenging course includes frequent elevation changes, but with pleasant temperatures of 22ºC expected on the day, participants are sure to enjoy this exciting race. Book your registration through the official website.
As we come to the end of our guide to the most popular running races in Lanzarote in 2023, we are left with a sense of excitement and admiration for the sporting spirit and passion that can be found on this beautiful island. Lanzarote has become a dream destination for runners looking to challenge their limits, overcome obstacles and immerse themselves in a unique natural volcanic environment.
Whether you decide to participate to set a new personal best, run the legendary Lanzarote Marathon, or explore the island’s stunning landscapes through its trails, you are sure to have an unforgettable and rewarding experience.
The island of Lanzarote invites you to leave your mark, to live in the present and to enjoy every moment of your race.