The recent performance of Cristofer Clemente Mora, 9th in 7h27 at the Transvulcania Salomon Nature Trail 2013, 83,3 km won by Kilian Jornet Burgada in 6:54' 09 (new record time of the event), tells long on his potential...
Argentina will be also well represented by Juan Martin Saab, appearing to be a serious outsider..
24.07.13 : Costa Rica Ultra Trail 2013 : No Artificial Ingredients !!!
Costa Rica Ultra Trail receives the official support of the Costa Rica Tourist Board (ICT)
We thank ICT for the support and the help provided to the Costa Rica Ultra Trail through the partnership agreement which we have just concluded for the 2013 Edition.
This 6th edition will be held under the label :
TheCosta Rica Ultra Trail will also represent this label on its booth (N°91)
at the Ultra-Trail®Show from August 27th to August 30th, 2013, in Chamonix,
during The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
17.01.13 : Costa Rica Ultra Trail 2013, Registrations are open !
The 6th Edition of the Costa Rica Ultra Trail, La Transtica will be proposed
from November 20th,2013 to November 30th,2013
and will be limited to 50 runners.
Registrations are open and more than 10 runners from various nationalities already confirmed their interest.
Pura Vida !!!
13.01.13: Costa Rica Ultra Trail 2012, by Kelley Koehler, USA, Extreme Race
21.11.12: MAPACHE new sponsor of the Costa Rica Ultra Trail
15.11.12: Costa Rica Ultra Trail, La Transtica J-7
At 1 week of the beginning of the race, 35 participants, of different profiles, are registered, including 7 women, and are representing 11 nationalities, South Africa, Algeria, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Costa Rica, United States, France, Japan, Sweden and Singapore. More than 20 of them will compete on the Extreme course.
They will be framed by the 20 members of the organization, including 7 French firemen, 1 doctor, two kinesitherapists, 2 professional's guides as well as an ambulance 4x4 and a coordinator of the Costa Rican Red Cross.
The French Ambassador, Mr. Fabrice Delloye, will receive us on November 22nd, for the opening ceremony of the race and the press conference.
From the 23rd of November, the course 2012 will drive the competitors from the Beach of Manuel Antonio, to Santa Maria de Dota, La Esperanza, the Tapanti National Park, El Humo, San Pablo and the descent on rafting of the river Pacuare until November 29th where they will reach the beaches of Manzanillo on the Caribbean coast.
The Extremes will cover a total of 196 km through 5 stages and a prologue with a total positive difference in level of 6 850 meters whereas the Adventures will cover a total of 116 km for a total positive difference in level of 3.850 meters.
Solidarity projects 2012:
To finance the solidarity projects 2012, we have already collected more than 7.000 $ which will allow us this year to answer partially to the requests that we have received and this can be added to the 85.000 $ of support brought since 4 years for the populations of the areas crossed by the race.
Our aids this year will go mainly on schools renovation projects, on school kits for the children (school bags and stationeries) as we did in the past, but also on a new project of providing new school desks which is concerning the majority of the schools that we had visited.
Lastly, in order to allow the participation of a greater number of runners from Costa Rica on the next editions of The Costa Rica Ultra Trail, we will propose in 2013, a stage open to all the local runners, for approximately 42 km and 2.700 meters of positive difference in level.
We would like to thank the Ambassador of France, Mr. Fabrice Delloye and the staff of the French embassy for their increasing and effective support, through a partnership convention, and through the organization of the press conference and of the opening ceremony of the race, on November 22nd, 2012 in the Residence of France.
On the top of that, the French embassy will sponsor the Costa Rican runners Roiny Villegas, winner 2009, and 2nd in 2010 and 2011.
The Costa Rica Ultra Trail, La Transtica is organized by the French associations CG Sport Event and El Nino but is also represented officially in Costa Rica by the “asociación deportiva El Nino” registered at the “registro nacional “of Costa Rica since May 2012.
7.11.12: Gatorade new sponsor for the Costa Rica Ultra Trail, La Transtica
Gatorade Costa Rica offers to the Costa Rica Ultra Trail, 500 liters of energy drinks.
A pack of Gatorade powder will be given to each runner so as he can prepare one liter of Gatorade before each stage and Gatorade will be also proposed on supply points.
22.10.12 : La Transtica 2012, M-1, A new logo for the 5th Edition
For its 5th birthday, La Transtica changes it’s logo :
This new name and logo will give a better visibility regarding the country and the type of challenge proposed.
This 5th edition will be held from November 21st to December 1st 2012, and will propose to discover the country and its way of life 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".
Since 4 years more than one hundred of competitors coming from more than 20 different countries have been able to discover while running, a fauna and an exceptional flora and they have also been associated to donations of medical equipment and school stationeries, moments of emotions, exchanges and sharing.
28.08.12 : La Transtica at the UTMB 2012, Stand N°68
We will be pleased to welcome you on our stand N°68 in the village of the UTMB 2012,
from 29/08 to 31/08 2012.
More than 30 runners have already registered for the 2012 edition
07.10.10 : The vidéo of the 1st Challenge Technip Humania
18.09.10 : News La Transtica 2010, M-2 !
At two months from the beginning of the race, La Transtica 2010 already count 40 registrants, with different profiles, including 7 women, representing seven different nationalities.
On the field, in Costa Rica, recognitions continue to finalize a course that should mixed the best of the stages traversed in 2008 and 2009.
On the solidarity side, the profits of "La Free Ride Classic Mandelieu" and the "Trail des Illuminés", organized on September 25th, 2010, but also and principally the funds collected through the success of the "1st Challenge Technip Humania" will help us again this year to exceed our goals by funding local community projects up to 12,000 Euros minimum, which is the double of what was invested in 2009 !!!
2010 projects will be essentially focused on schools and children :
To review the solidarity projects on La Transtica 2010 : Click here
All the ingredients are there for a great edition 2010 !!!