Yeray Durán, the Canarian elite runner and member of the The North Face team, will replace Dakota Jones as the leading male athlete of the Transvulcania Training Camp, to be held in La Palma during the Easter holidays (from the 1st to the 5th of April 2015). Dakota Jones, who was initially proposed for the role has excused his participation quoting unavoidable commitments with his new team Salomon International, of which he became a member in January 2015. Jones has however renewed his determination to compete in the Transvulcania Ultramarathon and to devote a significant number of days on the island to specifically prepare for it.
Magma, a music band from La Palma, has won the Sonoarte Contest Transvulcania Song, the competition to choose Transvulcania 2015 official music track. A total of 14 bands (some of them local, while other entrants joined in from Tenerife, the Spanish mainland or even Argentina) participated in the contest, endowed with 500 euros + a live performance during the event.
Multipower, leading brand in sports nutrition, will sponsor Transvulcania 2015. The deal includes the presence of Multipower products (sports gels and energy bars) in the solid food aid stations of our four categories: Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and Vertical Kilometer. In addition to these goodies, Multipower will also bring Josef Ajram, a well known extreme athlete and celebrity, to the race.
Vueling is to offer non-stop flights from Barcelona to La Palma, with the occasion of Transvulcania 2015. The connections are part of a deal reached with the Councillor for Tourism of Cabildo de La Palma, Raúl Camacho, and signed in Madrid during the recently held Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR). The extra seats are already available via the airline's website and offer a choice between the 6th of May (one day before our Vertical Kilometer) and the 8th of May (eve of the Ultramarathom, Marathon and Half Marathon). As a return option, a special flight from La Palma to Barcelona has been scheduled also for the following Monday, the 11th of May.
Cristofer Clemente (absolute winner of DesafíOSOmiedo 2014 and recently third fastest at MSIG Sai-Kung Hong Kong), Yeray Durán (3rd at Transgrancanaria 2013 and 4th at Transgrancanaria 2014) and Esteban García (absolute winner of Transvulcania Marathon 2014) will all attend Transvulcania 2015. In women's, local runners Yurena Castrillo and Yaiza Herrera will also try to aim high.
If you registered for the Half Marathon before the sold-out date (30th of January 2015), you can now check if your registration is “CONFIRMADA” (confirmed, in Spanish) or “NO CONFIRMADA” (not confirmed, in Spanish). If your registration is not confirmed, you may file a complaint before the 17th of February. To do so, please write to email@example.com (please use "Appeal Half Marathon" as the subject of your message).