Lanzarote Sporting Calendar 2016

Lanzarote has an extensive sporting calendar if you’re in to swim, bike or run events.

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

We’re already being contacted by athletes keen to secure their travel to participate in our local events, so we’ve started compiling our list of dates for aquathlon, duathlon, triathlon, swimming, cycling & running events taking place in Lanzarote during 2016.

Please bookmark this page as we’ll keep adding more events as the race dates are announced, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like a quote for flights & accommodation in relation to any of these sporting events.


16th January 2016 International Lanzarote Duathlon

30th January to 2nd February 2016 4 Stage MTB Lanzarote

31st January 2016 Trail La Candelaria

31st January 2016 VI Carrera Popular Tabayesco


6th February 2016 Timanfaya Triathlon

14th February 2016 Nu Tri Cross

27th & 28th February 2016 Desafio Octava Isla  read more »

UD Lanzarote 1 Elche B 1

Los Rojillos (The Reds) hopes of playing Segunda B (League 1) football ended early Sunday evening after failing to pull back a 2-0 deficit from the away leg.

UD Lanzarote Home Crowd

The biggest crowd by some distance this season of between 3500-4000 souls turned up believing Lanzarote could win especially with their magnificent home record of not accepting defeat in 40 league matches and counting.

The atmosphere inside the ground was buzzing with Batucadas (Carnival bands) with their full array on instruments creating a special occasion.

Just before kick off the UD Lanzarote President Machín with the Rojillos most famous fan Antonio presented goalkeeper Agoney with his Player of the Season Cup and trophy voted for by the fans. A trophy well deserved by this most humblest of men.

When club secretary Domingo Gil told the players who had won the award a few days previous, Agoney didn’t even know that there had been a vote as he doesn’t use Facebook. His surprise was a picture of shock and gratefulness. This top bloke raised his trophy to the fans which only ignited the atmosphere if that was possible. Lanzarote´s top five voted players this season are as follows:  read more »

International Sailing Regatta - Canaries To Madeira

The 19th edition of the sailing regatta from The Canaries to Madeira will take place this year from 6th to 11th September.

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The start from Lanzarote will take place from Marina Lanzarote on 6th September when vessels in ORC and Open classes will set out on the 300 nautical mile journey. At that time of year, mild north east trades should ensure a great few days of blue water sailing.

On arrival in Madeira, the party starts with a “Feira do Mar,” which is a programme of live events and tastings of regional cuisine, and it finishes with a “Festa Branca” or white night party.  read more »

Rallye de Tierra Isla de los Volcanes 2016

Twenty six teams have registered to participate in the XIX Rallye de Tierra Isla de Los Volcanes taking place in Lanzarote this weekend.


The start line is lower than expected, however there are teams registered from Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma and Lanzarote. Lanzaroteño Yeray Lemes and co-pilot Dany Sosa are strong contenders for the victory, as well as Gustavo Sosa & Juan Carlos Quintana. There’s also a  read more »

Quarter Final Play Off: Elche B 2, UD Lanzarote 0

Two second half goals for the hosts will automatically make them favourites to qualify for the next round, however do not forget Lanzarote have not lost at home for over two years.


At the 5pm kick off temperatures at the wonderful Martínez Valero stadium were in excess of 30 degrees and playing on the biggest pitch in Spain against players all under 23 years of age was always going to be a difficult task for manager Adolfo Pérez´s men.

The first half Lanzarote coped well and whilst Elche´s second team dominated possession very few chances were created.

In the second half as expected Lanzarote began to  read more »

Behind The Scenes At Ironman Lanzarote

Tomorrow around 1800 athletes will set off at 7AM to compete in the world’s toughest triathlon event. Some will complete the course in less than 9 hours, others will push the 17 hour time limit to the maximum, and many will stop along the way. For them, it will be one of the biggest days of their life, but without an army of over 4,000 volunteers and staff, it couldn’t happen.

We thought we’d go behind the scenes of this iconic event, which is so valuable to the island’s economy, to show you some of the work that goes on.

Race Director

Kenneth  read more »

UD Lanzarote Play Off

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U.D. Lanzarote have been drawn against Elche B in the first round of the Play Offs. The Valencian side finished fourth in their league and no side scored more goals than them.


Elche B won 20 games, drew 9 and lost 9. Their football ground is around a 30 minute drive from Alicante airport. There are no direct flights from Lanzarote to Alicante or Valencia so the route will probably be via Madrid or Las Palmas.

The first leg of the match will be played away in Elche on either the Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd of May (time and date to be confirmed). The return home leg will be played a week later at time and date to be confirmed.

C.D. Atlético Granadilla 0, U.D. Lanzarote 4

The Rojillos ended the league season with an emphatic win led by their captain Rosmen who bagged a hat-trick. This guarantees a second placed finish so Lanzarote will now have the advantage of playing a side that finished in fourth spot with the second leg to be played at home.  read more »

Lava Charter Offering A 10% Discount

Our friends at Lava Charter, based in Marina Arrecife are offering a 10% discount on all charters taken in June, July and August of this year. It could be part of an unforgettable holiday.

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Lava Charter have a fabulous range of boats from  read more »


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