Sports events in Lanzarote ESD during May


One of the most eagerly awaited months in our sports calendar at Lanzarote European Sports Destination is here! Triathlon, running, swimming and sailing are the modalities that you are able to enjoy throughout this month.

It is easy to understand why May is one of the most awaited months by many sportsmen and women when you check out all the events that are happening in our sports calendar; two first-class triathlons, a fun night race on the streets of Arrecife, the J80 sailing cup on the southern waters of the island or the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of Puerto del Carmen, are very attractive challenges for sports lovers.

Events that have already been highlighted by many athletes who eagerly await for May to come and wish to participate in some of the following events:

04.05.19 – 35º Volcano Triathlon

La Santa

The first triathlon in Spain (1984) celebrates its 35th edition on May 4. It is a reference for national and international triathletes, attracting some of the biggest names in this sport. Its Olympic distance course (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running) is very attractive for many athletes who are looking to put themselves to the test at the Volcano Triathlon, an event that many consider the prelude to Lanzarote Ironman.

In addition, it is a test of great interest for Canarians, since it will be the third qualifying event of the Canary Triathlon Series, also part of the Canary Paratriathlon Championship.

11.05.19 – 7º Disco Night Urban Race


This fun 5 km or 10 km evening race is included in our sports calendar. Running fans will be able to choose between two distances to run through the main streets of Lanzarote’s capital city, a vibrant event with musical atmosphere created by the 5 dance DJ areas and comparsas that will accompany the sportsmen and women throughout the race.

10-12.05.19 – 10 ª Copa de Canarias J80

Playa Blanca

During the weekend of May 10-12, the Rubicon Marina will host the tenth edition of the J80 Canary Cup on Playa Blanca waters.

Lanzarote has the formula for sailing fans to enjoy this sport at its fullest: a combination of sea, wind and stable temperature throughout the year.

18.05.19 – 5º Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water

Puerto del Carmen

A week before Lanzarote Ironman, triathletes and swimmers have the opportunity to put themselves to the test on the same swimming route, thanks to the Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water. The test offers three distances, 5 km, 3.8 km and 1.9 km, in the crystal clear waters of Puerto del Carmen.

A swimming event open to the general public, from professional athletes looking for the competition adrenaline to casual swimmers whose only motivation is to have a good time.

25.05.19 – 28º IRONMAN Lanzarote


On May 25, one of the largest international events of Lanzarote arrives at its 28th edition. A triathlon that captivates and challenges athletes with the amazing landscape of Lanzarote and unique style. No wonder the Lanzarote edition is considered to be one of the toughest Ironman series in the world!

Lanzarote IRONMAN offers 40 qualifying places for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.