The Transgrancanaria race is the first event of its kind in the Canary Islands. The company behind it, Arista Eventos, have placed the Trans race as the main highlight on the national stage and the keyevent of the European winter, with an ever-growing presence on the global scene.
The first edition of the Transgrancanaria in October 2003 had a basic structure. That year, about 67 runners decided to take the challenge of crossing the island of Gran Canaria from west to east, using only their legs and their courage, from Agaete to Playa de Arinaga (64 km).
Given the great success of the first edition and eager to continue expanding the “Trans” project, David Dénizand Fernando González, directors of the event, decided to add a new leg to the race. Therefore,the following year they held the 2nd Edition of the West/East race, and the 1st South/North race, adding also two modes: general and in pairs. Some successful editions later, they realised they needed to develop a better signalling and provisioning system. The number of participants kept increasing and they had to look for better resources and support to offer the runners a better service.
2003 Sergio Espinosa | Elena Marrero
2004 Enrique Rivero | Guacimara Martín y Ruth Brito
2005 Domingo Juárez | Diana de la Rosa
2006 Domingo Juárez | Teresa Vega
2007 Carlos A. Álvarez | Guacimara Martín
2008 Marco Olmo |Marta Prat
2009 Adolf Aguiló | Mónica Aguilera
2010 Miguel Heras | Lizzy Hawker
2011 Zigor Iturrieta | Lizzy Hawker
2012 Sebastièn Chaigneau | Fernanda Maciel
2013 Sebastièn Chaigneau | Nerea Martínez
2014 Ryan Sandes | Núria Picas
2015 Gediminas Grinius | Núria Picas
2016 Didrik Hermansen | Caroline Chaverot
2017 Pau Capell | Azara García
2018 Pau Capell | Magdalena Laczak