TENERIFE BLUETRAIL 110K
A 110-kilometer challenge that crosses the island from south to north through the Teide National Park
Friday 7th June 2024
PLAYA DE LOS CRISTIANOS - 23:00
Max Allowed Race Time
Sea, sky and volcano
The experience of climbing Spain's highest peak is only available to the bravest. Taking part in the race with the highest altitude in the country is not as impressive as the sensation of climbing Mount Teide surrounded by a sea of clouds. These 110 kilometres start on the south coast of the island, on Los Cristianos beach, and will take you up to 3,555 metres to finish at a beach-side finish line in the tourist town of Puerto de la Cruz. The Tenerife Bluetrail 100 M is magic. It must be because it crosses a one of a kind landscape, the Teide National Park, declared a World Heritage Site. Sea, sky, clouds, volcano... and sea again. This is Tenerife's landscape, which leaves an impression on everyone.
The 6,250 metres of positive elevation gain in the race allows you to cross rocks and volcanic cones, climb among the jagged rocks of the malpaíses, take a break to contemplate the sunrise and the island in its entirety from the summit of Teide, and then make a dizzying descent through pine forests and laurel forests to reach trails along the edge of the sea on the north coast of Tenerife.
Athletes must wear the mandatory equipment at all times during the race and be prepared for random checks along the course. Any missing items will result in a time penalty or disqualification.
The appropriate closed-toe shoe for trail running.
Pack (or similar) destined to transport mandatory equipment throughout the race.
Mobile phone (smartphone MANDATORY): the runner must be reachable at any time before, during and after the race:
- Mobile phone with international roaming allowing for its use in Spain (load into its memory the organization's security numbers, don't mask your number, and don't forget to start the race with the battery fully charged).
- Keep the phone on, airplane mode is prohibited and can be penalized.
- Livetrail application installed and activated.
- An external battery is highly recommended.
Personal beaker 15 cl minimum (bottles or flasks with lids are not accepted).
Supply of water of 1'5 litre minimum. At the departure of some aid stations, it will be mandatory to leave with 1.5l of drink, depending on the section to be covered or the weather conditions.
2 torches in good working order with spare cells/batteries for each torch. Recommendation: 200 lumens or more.
Survival blanket of 1.40m x 2m minimum.
Food reserve. Recommendation: 800kcal (2 gels + 2 energizing bars).
Jacket with hood which will withstand bad weather in the mountains and made of a waterproof* and breathable** membrane with a minimum 10 000 mm water column (recommended RET less than 13). The jacket must have an integrated hood attached by the original system designed for that purpose by the manufacturer. The seams must be heat-sealed. The jacket must not have any parts made of non-waterproof fabric, only the vents provided by the manufacturer (under the arms, on the back) and as long as they do not obviously alter the waterproofing, are accepted. It is the responsibility of the runner to judge, according to these criteria, whether his jacket is adapted to the regulations and therefore to bad weather in the mountains. At the checkpoints, the judgement of the person in charge of the checkpoint or the commissaire shall prevail.
Cap or bandana or head-covering garment.
Warm and water-proof gloves.
All clothing items must fit the runner - in terms of size - and they must not be altered in any way after leaving the factory. The mandatory equipment must be carried in a running pack for the duration of the whole race and is not interchangeable during the race. All equipment will be properly packed to prevent it from getting wet inside the backpack in rainy conditions.
Other recommended equipment (list non exhaustive):
- Spare warm clothing, indispensable in the case of cold or wet weather or in the case of injury.
- Plates and cutlery to eat. At the aid stations, no material is provided to be able to eat.
- Water purification tablets or drums with filter.
- Poles in the case of rain or snow for your security on slippery ground.
- Vaseline or anti-heat cream.
- Sunscreen protection.
- GPS watch.
- Adhesive elastic band that allows bandaging or strapping (min. 100 cm x 6 cm).
- Knife or scissors for cutting elasticated bandage.
- Emergency sewing kit...
If you choose to take poles, it is for the duration of the race. It is forbidden to start without poles and recuperate them during the course of the race.
En certain sections of the course, the use of trekking poles may be prohibited for safety or environmental reasons. In such cases, it will be indicated by specific signs along the route. No poles are authorized in the drop bags.
Runners in this category are only allowed to use rubber-tipped poles within the Teide National Park. Failure to use rubber-tipped poles may result in disqualification. The beginning and end of the Park will be clearly marked with informative signs.
Runners are forbidden to use poles when passing through the Roques de García before the start of the ascent to Teide, and this prohibition will be indicated by informative signs.
Music: Listening to music using earphones only, is tolerated, so long as it is safe to do so. Any earphones MUST be removed when crossing any roads, as well as on approach to, and whist at, any checkpoints and when approaching and passing any Safety Team members.
At the race-pack collection, each participant of TENERIFE BLUETRAIL 110K receives two 30-liter bags. After filling them with the items of their choice and closing them, they can drop them in a place close to the starting line. One of the bags is taken by the organization to EL PARADOR and the other one to PUERTO DE LA CRUZ. Upon arriving in EL PARADOR runners will be able to collect the bag. When the runner leaves the aid station, the runner in person will have to deposit the bag in the area indicated for this purpose. The organization will return the bags to PUERTO DE LA CRUZ.
How to get your bags: The bags are returned to either the runner or a family member or friend, only upon presentation of the race-bib. The bags must be retrieved no later than 1 hour after the end of the race. After that time, the runner must come, in person, to retrieve their bag at the organization headquarters in Pabellón Insular de Tenerife Santiago Martín.
The organization will take the bags of runners who drop out, on condition that their withdrawal is registered. The return time of the bags will depend on logistical factors. Because of those factors, the organization cannot guarantee that all bags are brought to Puerto de la Cruz before the end of the race.
Only bags supplied by the organization will be transported.*. Poles are not allowed in these bags. As the items in the bags are neither checked nor controlled, we will accept no claims on that matter. We recommend not to put any valuable items in the bags.
We advise you to keep toiletries and spare clothes in Puerto de la Cruz.
*For logistics reasons, UTMB® World series events only accept the UTMB® World series spare bags that are distributed during the check-In. Those bags are reusable, so we ask the runners who already have received one of those bags to reuse it each time they take part in a UTMB® World Series event.
Pacers are not allowed to set the pace in the race.
Assistance is only allowed at the following check points:
- Aid station: VILAFLOR
- Aid station: PORTILLO ALTO
- Aid station: TIGAIGA
Assistance is forbidden at the other aid stations, as well as at any other point along the route.
This assistance can only be given by a single person, without any specific material other than a bag with a maximum volume of 30 liters.
Assistance provided by a team of professionals, or any doctor or paramedic, is strictly forbidden.