Nov 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Costa Rica Ultra Trail – La Transtica


Costa Rica

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Entry Fee $2800
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $3200
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 200K
  • 120K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 40

Starting Elevation: 130

High Point: 3000

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 85%

First Year of the Event: 2008


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 (100 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.



Past Event Dates

Held on Nov 23, 2022

Held on Nov 17, 2021

Held on Nov 20, 2020

Held on Nov 20, 2019

Held on Nov 22, 2018

Held on Nov 23, 2017

Held on Nov 23, 2016

Held on Nov 18, 2015

Held on Nov 19, 2014

Held on Nov 20, 2013

Held on Nov 21, 2012

Held on Nov 23, 2011

Held on Nov 17, 2010

Held on Nov 19, 2009

Held on Nov 20, 2008