For the first time ever, the first Canarian to cross the finish line of the “Always on the Move” Trail Challenge will win the Bioiberica special prize (with a maximum value of €6,000) to participate in the race of its dreams.
Ultrasportsman Josef Airam has confirmed its participation in the vertical race category “Trail Always on the Move Challenge”. This race is granted three points by the qualifying races selection committee for the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc.
The UTGC will be held the 14, 15 and the 16 October in Melenara beach (Telde, Gran Canaria).
Telde, September 1, 2011. Now that the countdown to the Ultra Trail Gran Challenge (UTGC) 2011 is on, the UTGC organizing committee and Bioiberica announced today the creation of an special prize for the first Canarian to cross the finish line of the “Trail Always on the Move Challenge” vertical race. This hard race is one of the five categories of the increasingly demanding Ultra Trail Gran Challenge (UTGC).
The UTGC will be held the next 14, 15 and 16 October at Melenara Beach (Telde, Gran Canaria). The competing categories for this year are:
1. The flagship race which lends its name to the entire competition is the 176km- “Ultra Trail Gran Challenge”. It is awarded four points by the selection committee of the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc.
2. The 90km-long “Trail Always on the Move Challenge” vertical race. It is awarded three points by the same committee.
3. The 50km-long “Great Descent Marathon”
4. The 28km-long “Medium Extreme”
5. The usual trek to Melenara.
Bioiberica’s Sport Nutrition” Division wants to help make come true the dream of the first Canarian sportsman or sportwoman to complete the 90km- long race and to climb 9,842 meters in less than 24 hours. This special prize will cover the costs (up to a maximum of €6,000) of participating in any competition in the world of his choice.
Mr. Antonio Lobo, President of the Vantrail Mountain Sports Club (the entity organizing this event) has commented that “as Canarians, is an enormous satisfaction for all of us to count on the collaboration of Bioiberica, as this prize will encourage Canarian sportspeople to undertake challenging competitions of this type”.
The special prize will be presented by ultrasportsman Josef Ajram, who confirmed its participation in this race. Ajram commented about this prize that “it is a spectacular and highly innovative idea, because the practice of this type of sports is expensive and it does not enjoy ample economic support”.
Dr. Daniel Martínez, from the Bioiberica’s Human Nutrition R+D Division, has commented: “For Bioiberica, sponsoring the UTGC proves our company’s commitment to sportspersons”. He also added that “it is a commitment based on the research and development of joint health and immune protection products for sports lovers”.
About the UTGC
The Ultra Trail Gran Challenge UTGC is organized by the Vandama X-Trail mountain sports club. The main sponsors for this year’s edition are Adidas, Base Bazar Sport and Bioiberica (1st official edition of the Ultra Train Gran Challenge and 5th edition of the Gran Canaria Challenge).
Technical data sheet of the “Trail Always on the Move Challenge” of the Ultra Trail Gran Challenge (UTGC):
Total distance: 90 km.
Route: La Aldea - Altavista - Artenara - Cruz de Tejeda - La Culata - Roque Nublo - Garañon - Llanos de la Pez - Pico de las Nieves - Caldera de los Marteles - Era de Mota - Valsequillo - Barranco de San Miguel - Sendero de San Roque - La Barrera - Montaña de las Palmas - Tara - Puente 7 Ojos de Telde - Sendero de costa a Bocabarranco - La Estrella - La Garita - Paseo de la costa Melenara
Supply points: 4 (Artenara - Llanos de la Pez – Valsequillo - Puente de los 7 Ojos)
Positive height difference: 4.888 m.
Maximum peak: 1.954 m.
Start date: Saturday October 15
height difference: 4.954 m.
Height at start: 13 m.
Start time: 00:00 horas (Friday, 12 pm)
Height at finish line: 3 m.
Place of departure: La Aldea old town
Registrations at http://www.utgc.es/
For more than 35 years, Bioibérica have been researching and developing drugs to improve people’s health.
Through its Sport Nutrition Division, it has been created a line of products adapted to the exact needs of sportspersons, focusing on two main aspects of their Health:
Joint Care range of products: nutritional supplements and massage creams for the care and nutrition of joints to prevent cartilage, tendon, etc. injuries. Its natural components, which have been tested by clinical studies, help to preserve the biomechanical properties of joints.
Immune protection range of products: nutritional supplement which reinforce the body’s own defenses in a natural and efficient way.
Products recommended by the Sant Cugat High Performance Center (CAR) and by the AEMEF, Association of Spanish Football Teams Physicians.
Bioiberica recently launched the www.siempreenplay.com website to give support and quality tools to sportslovers. At www.siempreenplay.com sportspeople can find news, quality information about training, profilaxis, nutrition, scientific studies as well as experts’ advice and interviews with elite sportsmen such as Marc Coma or Rafael Nadal.