Association El Niño
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.
Type: Ultra Trail in 5 stages.
Date: From November 23rd evening to December 3rd, 2016.
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: 40 max for 2016