Close your eyes for a moment and imagine yourself on the Spanish Canary Island of Lanzarote. Are you strolling leisurely around the island’s capital city, Arrecife, or perhaps stretching out on the sand of Punta del Papagayo with a cold drink in hand? Or are you instead running a half marathon through Lanzarote’s wine region, La Geria?

Wine Run Lanzarote
Participants compete and sample the delicious local wines along the route through the vineyards of the La Geria region.
(Photo Credit: Lanzarote Wine Run)

Those with a sense of adventure will be doing exactly that on Sunday, June 23rd at the Lanzarote Wine Run. Participants can enter either the 21.1 kilometre half marathon or the 10 kilometre trek and are supplied with water and wine samples from local bodegas as they move along the route.

That’s not all, however, as this year the Lanzarote Wine Run is held in conjunction with the Traditional Cuisine Festival. Starting Saturday, June 22nd in the evening and continuing on Sunday during and after the race, the Traditional Cuisine Festival is a showcase for local restaurants and wineries, and gives those participating in the Wine Run motivation to reach the finish line as quickly as they can.

“In 2013 we will celebrate a new edition of the popular Lanzarote Wine Run. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than before, with the addition of the Traditional Cuisine Festival. The idea was born from the organizations’ wish to offer the participants and followers an even better experience during the event. The event will unite sport and gastronomy in the unique environment of La Geria.

Register now to take part! Registration is open for both the Running and Trekking experiences.

Saborea Lanzarote will organize a full calendar of gastronomical events in Mancha Blanca, at the heart of the Wine Run. Our magnificent cooks and restaurants continue to surprise our guests. With a variety of dishes on offer to taste, there will be something for everyone – check the schedule of events for more information. Enjoy!

Our best bodegas will also be present, offering a full range of wines to simple and buy. There will also be live music and performances as well as some surprises, don’t miss out!”

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About Tanya Braaksma

Tanya is an avid traveller who is happiest when using her camera to discover what delights the world has to offer. She originates from Canada, currently makes her home in the Netherlands, and is on an everlasting journey to visit all corners of the world.


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