ARCHIVED RACE: La Transtica @ San Jose, Costa Rica on 21 November 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: La Transtica
  • Distance (KMs): 196
  • Date: 21 November 2012
  • Start Time: 07.00
  • Venue:
  • Best Time (Men): 19:29.52
  • Best Time (Women): 24:54.032
  • Organised By:
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

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

Race Description

LA TRANSTICA is a free pace Trail race, with a prologue and 5 stages with points of supply, assistance and bivouac for a total distance from 120 (Adventure) to 196 kms (Extreme).

LA TRANSTICA is first of all a human and sports adventure.

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

We propose to share an adventure where the surpassing of ourselves but also the aid and the solidarity will be the soul of this challenge, in the middle of a particularly exceptional natural frame, COSTA RICA. 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”.

La Transtica coast to coast

From the beach of Manuel Antonio up to Puerto Viejo de Limon; A true human and sports adventure. The change of scene is total; the runners are plunged into the deep heart of Costa Rica far from tourist standards.

In Brief

Type: Ultra Trail in 5 stages.
Date: From November 21st evening to December 1st, 2012.
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.
Distance: 120 km or 196 km. 2 Courses:
Extreme race: from 30 to 40 km per day with a total positive difference in level of 6 800 m.
(Qualifying 3 points for the UTMB)
Adventure race: from 20 to 30 km per day with a total positive difference in level of 3 800m.
Competitors: 50 max for 2012

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