Costa Rica Trail – La Transtica Adventure @ Costa Rica on 23 November 2017

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Costa Rica Trail - La Transtica Adventure
  • Distance (KMs): 117
  • Distance (Miles): 71
  • Date: 23 November 2017
  • Start Time: 10:00 am
  • Venue: Costa Rica
  • Best Time (Men): Garcin Patrick 15h20
  • Best Time (Women): Chacon Silvia 15H29
  • Organised By: Association El Nino
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description



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The COSTA RICA TRAIL, LA TRANSTICA is a multi day Trail race, with a prologue and 5 stages with refreshment and assistance points, night in bivouac for a total distance from 71 mi (117 km) (Adventure Race) to 122mi (200 km) (Extreme Race).

The main objective of the race is to discover the Costa Rica and its way of life and to share this experience with the locals through a sporting competition with humanitarian goals.

Between two oceans, the race defines itself by a unique crossing of a natural amazing paradise in the discovery of a new culture and way of life, “Pura Vida”.

Starting from Pacific Coast to reach Caribbean Coast through amazing and varied landscapes combining beaches, valleys, river crossing, rainforests, coffee trees, sugar cane plantations and palm groves.
On the way the competitors, will discover an exceptional flora and fauna and will be associated to donations of medical and school equipment, moments of emotion, exchanges and sharing.
During the bivouacs, hosted by the local communities, they will enjoy the welcome from Costa Rican people.

The Costa Rica Trail, La Transtica: coast to coast
From the beach of Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast up to Puerto Viejo de Limon on the Caribbean Coast.The change of scene is amazing; the runners are plunged into the deep heart of Costa Rica far from the tourist standards.

In Brief

Type: Ultra Trail in 5 stages.
Date: From November 22nd evening to December 2nd, 2017.
10th Edition
Place: Costa Rica.
Region: Costa Rica crossing from east to west, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean coast through the mountains and jungle of the Central valley.
Extreme race: 200 km from 30 to 48 km per day with a total positive gain of altitude of 9200 m qualifying for 5pts UTMB..
Adventure race: 117 km from 20 to 30 km per day with a total positive gain of altitude of 4650 m, qualifying for 3pts UTMB
Competitors: 50 max for 2017

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