The Minister for Sport, the Hon. Steven Linares and the Minister for the Environment and Climate
Change the Hon. John Cortes are delighted to continue the partnership with the organisers of the
Eurafrica Trail. The 2018 edition will be held on Wednesday 31st October and will once again start
from Europa Point at approximately 3pm.
The event maintains its uniqueness in as far as it is the only mountain race in the world to be held
between two continents and three countries with Gibraltar now an integral part of the experience.
It continues to attract participants from far and wide with over 1,000 participants from 9 different
countries expected once again. As with previous editions participants will face the established
stages of the 25 or 50 kms legs in the Alcornocales Natural Park with the Moroccan leg this year
been moved to the town of Belynouch. The spectacular surroundings of Jbel Musa will greet
participants during this final section. The 4km vertical climb from Europa Point to O’ Hara’s Battery
(via Mediterranean Steps) will this year also have a slight variation to the route due to the works at
the Lathbury Sports Complex with contestants turning 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.