Online registration has now opened for the Marathon MTB Open Gran Canaria, which takes place on March 8 2008. The event coincides with International Women's Day and women of all ages will be able to participate in the full marathon or ride a shorter distance. For each ridden kilometre a donation will be made in aid of the 'Association Contra Cancer de Mama', the association against breast cancer.
Other female-specific highlights include a 'boy dance group', tailor-made pre-marathon programme for women, and a small conference about the 'daily challenges for women in sport'.
Participants can choose between the 38km long half-marathon from Parque Maspalomas to the Ayaguares dam or a 90km long route which takes in the breathtaking views of Gran Canaria's landscape.
For more information and to register go here.