America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

America's only certified Skyrace course. Race Beast of Big Creek on Mt. Ellinor in Hoodsport, WA on Aug 3rd, 2024.

Transvulcania La Palma on the Spanish Canary Island off the coast of Morocco, Africa happened last week, May 4-6, 2023. Let’s take a look at the gender splits of their various race offerings. And yes, I am late again and only have finisher numbers.

  • Ultra (72km) Starters: 699, DNF: 87, Finishers: 612 – 74 women 12%.
  • Volcanes (46km): Starters: 492, DNF: 39, Finishers: 453 – 85 women 18.8%.
  • El Roque (28km):Starters: 451, DNF: 34, Finishers: 417 – 131 women 31%.
  • Vertical Challenge (1.5km): Starters: 122, DNF: 0, Finishers: 122 – 26 women 21%.

I don’t have the numbers for their youth or kids races, but of the 4 races above there were a total of 1604 finishers and 412 were women, that’s 25.7%.

I don’t have anything smart to say anymore, but I wonder if there any sports were these percentages are reversed? And to the people who say “These numbers are improving and not that bad.” I would ask when they were the last time in a group setting were they were the minority and how they felt about it.

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