The Sprinters project celebrates its Olympics games on the Italian island of Ponza from October 1 to 4

Twelve athletes from each participating countries will participate in the four disciplines promoted by this European project

The island of Ponza, on the Italian coast, halfway between Rome and Naples, hosts the Olympics Sprinters from 1 to 4 October, a environmentally friendly sports competition. The project, coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and financed by the European Union and the Erasmus + program, promotes sporting activities in protected natural areas and the creation of sustainable startups in the sector.

For 4 days, 12 athletes from each of the five member countries of Sprinters -Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy and Latvia- will compete in the disciplines of Nordic walking, mountain biking, canoeing and running. The competitions will be mixed and with no age limit.

On Tuesday 2 October, the Olympics will begin with the canoeing and running events, with the mottos ‘Rowing for Europe’ and ‘Running for Europe’. The canoeing competition includes sessions between 8 and 10 participants, if weather conditions allow it, will travel a mile in the area of ​​Bourbon Harbor.

From the same place the race ‘Running for Europe’ of 5 kilometers long will start and run along the panoramic road of Ponza and will be diverted by a natural path that leads until the town of Santa María and back to the port.

Wednesday, October 3 will be the day to test the resistance of the athletes. ‘The Nordic march through Europe’ will be a competition of three kilometers long in which participants will walk on natural paths that will bring them to a hill 600 meters high.

The biking race will be 4 kilometers long that can continue up to 10 kilometers. It is a circular route along a greenway through the Fortino-Forte Papa natural park.

 

On 30th September Cullera will host a bike competition called “La Fiesta de la Bicicleta”

Inside of the Sprinters project, a bike ride will take place in Cullera. The “XIX popular ride” and a master class of spinning are the main activities of the event.

The inscriptions are free and you should go to www.cronorunner.com

The Sprinters project is a transnational project of the European Union coordinated by the municipality of Cullera. The program involves institutions of different countries such us Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria and Latvia.

 

“Morning Race” in Cullera on 4th August

August is coming, and Cullera is organizing the most expected race, the XXIII edition of the“Morning Race”.

This event will take place on 4th August at 8:00 am at the Oasis Beach in Cullera. The race is seven kilometers long.

This competition is part of the Sprinters project, a transnational program that involves cities of five different countries, including Cullera. The project aims to promote  both, sports in natural protected areas in a sustainable way and the economical dimension of sport.

 

Swimming races in Cullera

On July 01, 2018 a swimming competition was organized by the municipality of Cullera inside of the Sprinters project. The races were held at the Oasis beach in the city of Cullera were a total of 176 people participated in the two modes: The longest race (2.5 kilometers) and the amateur race (1.3 kilometers).

Thanks to the Sprinters project, funded by the European Union and Erasmus+ fund, the people of Cullera and its surroundings were able to enjoy a beautiful day of outdoor sport. 

 

Opened the registration period to participate in the swimming competition in Cullera

The registration period opens to participate in the swimming competition in Cullera. The race will begin on Sunday July 1 in its two modes: long distance and amateur. Those interested should register on the website www.cronorunner.com until June 27.

The longest race is 2.5 kilometers long and will start at 9:00am whereas the amateur race is 1.3 kilometers and will start at 10:15am.

The distribution of the numbers will begin at 08:00am at the sanitary post on the beach.

This activity is part of the European Sprinters project, a transnational project that involves cities and institutions from 5 European countries, including Cullera. Sprinters promotes sports in natural areas in a sustainable way.

 

Nordic walking competition in Cullera on June 10

Cullera will welcome a nordic walking race on June 10, where more than 100 people will participate.

The day will begin at nine o’clock in the covered pavilion with the delivery of the material and a technical speak about the event.

People who wish to participate in the event must register by phone at 961725913. The number of participants is limited and the first seventy people will receive 70 nordic walking sticks for free.

This Sprinters activity is coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and the objetive is to promote sport in natural protected areas in a sustainable way.

 

The Sprinters partners met in Gabrovo (Bulgaria)

The Bulgarian city of Gabrovo welcomed the partners last weekend to celebrate a new Sprinters meeting. The project is coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and funded by the European Union and Erasmus+.

Two were the main topics to discuss. On one hand, the partners talked about the sport management in natural protected areas and the results of the University of Valencia as a scientific partner. On the other hand, they discussed about the Sprinters Olympic Games and set the date of the event that will take place in Ponza (Italy) from October 1 to October 6.

Sprinters members
Sprinters members

Furthermore, they agreed about the participation of 12 athletes from each participanting country (Spain, France, Latvia, Bulgaria and Italy). The Olympic Games will be equal for both genres (male and female), without age restrictions and each country will be able to participate in the competitions it deems appropriate.

Sprinters is a transnational European project that aims to develop sports in natural protected areas in a sustainable way by offering running, nordic walking, canoeing and cycling competitions.

 

Mērsraga novada pašvaldība, Mērsraga vidusskola un Engures ezera Dabas parks piedalās ERASMUS + Sport projektā “Sprinters”.  3 cilvēku delegācija no Mērsraga novada no 17. maija līdz 20. maijam apmeklēja projekta trešo visu partneru sanāksmi Bulgārijā, Gabrovā. Sanāksmē piedalījās projekta partneru pārstāvji no Spānijas, Itālijas, Bulgārijas, Francijas. Šoreiz tikšanās reizē Mērsraga novadu un dabas parku pārstāvēja Agnese Kreicberga, Roberts Šiliņš un Madara Brāle.

Projekta partneru tikšanās reizes ļauj uzzināt, kas projekta ietvaros ir paveikts katrā no projekta dalībvalstīm, kā arī tā ir iespēja kopīgi pārrunāt vēl nepieciešamās aktivitātes, lai projekta norise būtu veiksmīga. Šajā reizē partneri pārrunāja sporta menedžmenta attīstību dabas aizsargājamās teritorijās, sporta un ekonomikas sasaisti, kas veicinātu jaunu uzņēmumu veidošanos, kā arī Valensijas universitātes kā zinātniskā partnera apkopotos rezultātus. Tāpat tika pārrunāta “Sprinters” olimpisko spēļu norise oktobrī, Ponzā.

In the meeting
In the meeting

Mums bija lieliska iespēja ne tikai uzzināt vairāk par projekta norisi, bet arī iepazīt Gabrovu, kur mēs apmeklējām ikgadējo humora un satīras karnevālu, humora un satīras muzeju, dabas parku “Bulgarka”. Tāpat iepazinām arī Gabrovas humoru. Saskaņā ar nostāstiem gabrovieši cērt kaķiem nost astes, lai ziemas spelgonī ātrāk aiz tiem aizcirstu durvis (viens no pilsētas simboliem ir melns kaķis bez astes), kā arī aptur pa nakti pulksteņus, lai velti nedeldētu mehānismu.

Kopš projekta sākuma 2016. gadā Mērsragā jau ir notikušas dažādas aktivitātes, proti, informatīvi semināri, darba grupas, sacensības – skriešanas un nūjošanas sacensības piejūras pļavu teritorijā, braukšana ar laivām pa kanālu. Šā gada 28. maijā notiks sacensības riteņbraukšanā Engures ezera Dabas parka teritorijā.

“Sprinters” ir starptautisks Eiropas projekts, ko koordinē Kulleras pašvaldība Spānijā un ko finansē Eiropas Savienība un Erasmus +. Starpvalstu apvienība sastāv no institūcijām, aizsargājamo dabas teritoriju vadītājiem un dažādu Eiropas valstu sporta organizācijām Spānijā, Francijā, Latvijā, Bulgārijā, Itālijā.  Projekta mērķis ir attīstīt sportu dabas neskartajās teritorijās amatieru līmenī, piedāvājot skriešanu, nūjošanu, braukšanu ar kanoe laivām un riteņiem, tādējādi rūpējoties par savu fizisko sagatavotību un veselību un attīstot vietējo ekonomiku.

 

La ciudad búlgara de Gabrovo acogió el pasado fin de semana una nueva reunión de trabajo de los socios del proyecto europeo  denominado Sprinters, que coordina el Ayuntamiento de Cullera y  que está financiado por la Unión Europea y el programa Erasmus+.

En este encuentro, los socios del proyecto Sprinters debatieron sobre la gestión del deporte en áreas naturales protegidas y los resultados de la Universidad de Valencia como socio científico. Asimismo, se procedió a fijar las fechas en las que se celebrará uno de los ítems deportivos más destacados del proyecto, las Olimpiadas, que tendrán lugar en la isla de Ponza (Italia) del 1 al 6 de octubre.

También se acordó que en esta celebración deportiva podrán participar 12 deportistas de cada uno de los países que forman parte de este proyecto (España, Letonia, Bulgaria, Francia y Bulgaria) y que las Olimpiadas serán mixtas (hombres y mujeres), sin límite de edad, pudiendo participar cada país en las modalidades que considere oportunas: marcha nórdica, bicicleta de montaña, running y canoeing.

Sprinters es un proyecto transnacional europeo coordinado por el ayuntamiento de Cullera y compuesto además por el ayuntamiento de Ponza (Italia), el ayuntamiento de Mersrags (Letonia), el European Center of Innovation, Education, Science and Culture (Bulgaria), la Polisportiva Dilettantistica Ponza (Italy) y Gipacor y que cuenta con la participación de la Universidad de Valencia (España) como socio científico.

 

Third school race in Cullera

On May 20, the third school race will be held in Cullera where about 400 students enjoyed the competition last year. The race was divided into eight male and female categories.

The competition organized by the City Council of Cullera thanks to the Sprinters project, which is financed by the European Union and the Erasmus + fund, will take place on the promenade (Torres Espacio).

The race is free and any student can register on the web www.cronorunner.com from April 5 to May 16.

 

The new partner visited Cullera

On the 14th and 15th March, the leader partners of the Sprinters project welcomed Anthony Servetto in Cullera, the new partner of the project.

Anthony Servetto represents GIPACOR, a school from Corsica. During the visit, he was updated about the Sprinters activities and the objectives to reach the following year.

Servetto and the leader partners could enjoy a very pleasant tour in Cullera, where they met each others and visited the monuments and the city cultural heritage.

 

Speech by the MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández in Cullera

On March 2, the MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, from de group of Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, visited the city of Cullera.

Almost 500 students from several Cullera schools participated in the event that was hosted by the Mayor.

During her speech, miss Rodríguez-Piñero spoke about several European projects in which her group are currently working. Moreover, she also referred to the European projects that are being developed by the municipality of Cullera, highlighting Sprinters.

The project is developed together with other European countries such us: Spain, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Latvia.