The island La Graciosa is getting ready to host an event that each year attracts more participants, who are eager to enjoy a mix of Triathlon Cross, Trail, a unique environment where to do the challenges, and above all, lots of fun
During this weekend, the quiet sandy streets of La Graciosa, with its peaceful houses that seem to have been taken off a painter’s canvas and a turquoise sea that caresses its coasts, are preparing to host a sporting event that many have been looking forward to, and that is characterized by the toughness of its challenges, hence the name Desafío Octava Isla.
On Saturday 9th, the VIII Desafío Octava Isla starts out with its characteristic Cross Triathlon at 11:00 a.m., in which its participants must complete a 1,000-meter swim, 20 kilometers on mountain bike and a 6-km run in an environment where nature, silence, its almost solitary beaches and, of course, the sun, will be their main travelling companions until reaching the finish line.
The next day, with almost no time to recover from the effort made during the Cross Triathlon, the athletes will have to face the Trail challenge, which offers the possibility of completing it in three distances of 31 km, 20 km and 8 km. In order to determine who the champions of the Desafío Octava Isla will be, the times from the Cross Triathlon plus the 31-km Trail will be added.
As a new thing for this year, and after the elimination of the Cross Triathlon team challenge, a new 8-km Company Trail challenge has been included, which can be completed by teams of 3 people from the same company. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in the Trail Kids, which will take place on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Are you ready to enjoy La Graciosa, the eighth paradise?
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