If you are a serious runner or just like to jog to keep fit, Gran Canaria has a great climate for both and a very active running scene.
There are several Athletics clubs on the island all that train regularly together. Every evening from about 6pm, hundreds of people can be found running around the track at Parque Romano (C/ León Y Castillo: near Club Natación Metropole).
There are a number of races throughout the year; road races during October and November; cross-country January and Feburary; and track for the rest of the year. A calendar of races can be found here.
There are several orienteering races throughout the year, information on these can be found here.
All running information kindly provided by Allan Bogle of Active Canaria. To view his excellent running blog click here. Active Canaria organise warm weather training holidays for running and orienteering in Gran Canaria. To visit their website click here