The 2018 edition of the Eurafrica Trail is to include Gibraltar as an integral part of the experience once again. This is the only mountain race in the world to be held between two continents and three countries, and it has been confirmed that the Gibraltar stage will be taking place on Wednesday, 31 October, starting at Europa Point at approximately 3pm.
About 1,000 people from nine different countries are expected to take part in this event. As in previous editions, the previous leg of the trail will be in the Alcornocales Natural Park in Spain, and this year the one after Gibraltar will lead to the Moroccan town of Belynouch.
This year there will be a slight variation to the Gibraltar route for the four-kilometre vertical climb up to O'Hara's Battery via the Mediterranean Steps, because of works being carried out at the Lathbury Sports Complex.
The competitors will turn up to Europa Road before climbing Windmill Hill and then on to Jew's Gate. The Gibraltar Vertical Climb will once again be the starting point of a spectacular event.