The biking and nordick walking competitions close the Sprinters Olympic Games

The races were inside of the Sprinters project which is coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and involve a total of 5 European countries.

On October 3, the Sprinters Olympic Games continued with the biking and nordick walking races on the Italian island of Ponza.

 

In the nordick walking for Europe, 61 participants traveled a 6-kilometer route through different natural paths of Ponza. On the other hand, a total of 40 cyclists participated in the biking competition.

After the races, the awards ceremony was celebrated. The final act of the  Sprinters Olympic Games gathered all the athletes from the different European Countries: Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria and Latvia.

 

The Olympics Games of the European project Sprinters in Ponza (Italy) begin

The team of Corsica won both running and canoeing competitions that took place on Tuesday, October 2.

The Italian island of Ponza hosts until October 4 the Sprinters Olympics games. The activities are included in this European project which is coordinated by the municipality of Cullera. The Sprinters program aims to promote both the practice of sports in natural protected areas and the creation of sustainable companies in the sector.

Last October 2, a running and canoeing events were celebrated. In the race, that had a 6.5 kilometers long with a vertical elevation of 300 meters, a total of 68 athletes from the different participating countries joined the race. Meanwhile, in the canoeing race, which had a total of 1,5 kilometers long, around 30 athletes participated on San Anthony beach.

Sprinters Soul:

In the races, people of both genres from the different participant countries such us Spain, France, Italy, Latvia and Bulgaria participated. Moreover, some of the institutional representatives of the Sprinters project joined the races. The mayor of Cullera (Spain), Jordi Mayor, participated in the running race in the running race while the mayor of Mersrags (Latvia) did the same in the canoeing competition.

Sprinters:

Sprinters is a European transnational project coordinated by the city council of Cullera. It is financed by the European Union and the Erasmus+ program. The transnational association is composed of institutions, managers of natural protected areas and sports organizations of 5 European countries: Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria and Latvia

The project aims to promote both the practice of sports in protected natural areas and the creation of sustainable startups in the sports field.

 

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.

 

ERASMUS + Sport project “Sprinters” competitions for volunteers, supporters and non-governmental organizations

To unite the team that is involved in the project and to give them opportunity also enjoy the spirit of the race on 14th July 09.00-12.00 during the Sea Festival municipality of Mersrags organize competitions for ERASMUS + Sport project “Sprinters” volunteers, supporters and non-governmental organizations. Different competitions are planned as running, anchor handling, boot throwing, relay races, basketball, football and other sport activities. 

Since the start of the project in 2016, various activities have already taken place in Mersrags, informative seminars, workshops, competitions – running, and nordic walking competitions in the area of ​​seacoastal meadows, mountain biking in Nature park of lake Engure, canoe in the canal. But this event will be as gift for our best helpers! 

Cultural fact! The annual Sea Festival (in some places known as Fishermen’s Festival) took place in most coastal towns and villages throughout Latvia in the middle of July, being the second largest festival after Midsummer’s Night on the Latvian summer calendar. Even though this festival is celebrated in coastal towns and villages throughout the country, people from all over Latvia flock to the coast during the festivities to honor fishermen for their work, the sea for its abundance of life, or just to get away for the weekend and relax by the sea or go to the many traditional open-air concerts. During Sea Festival, the aroma of fresh smoked fish can be enjoyed in every coastal town or village, and people can take rides into open waters on fishing boats and purchase arts and crafts from local artists. Many games and competitions are also held throughout the day.

 

 

Lai saliedētu komandu, kas ir iesaistīta projektā un sniegtu arī viņiem iespēju izbaudīt sacensības garu 14. jūlijā Jūras svētku ietvaros no plkst.9.00 līdz plkst.12.00 Mērsraga novada pašvaldība organizē sacensības ERASMUS + Sport projekta “Sprinters” brīvprātīgajiem, atbalstītājiem un nevalstiskajām organizācijām. Tiek plānotas dažādas sacensības, piemēram, skriešana, enkura nešana, zābaka mešana, stafetes, basketbols, futbols un citas sporta aktivitātes.

Kopš projekta uzsākšanas 2016. gadā Mērsragā ir notikušas dažādas aktivitātes, informatīvie semināri, radošās darbnīcas, sacensības – skriešana, nūjošana jūras piekrastes pļavās, kalnu riteņbraukšana Engures ezera Dabas parkā, kanoe sacensības Mērsraga kanālā. Bet šis pasākums būs kā dāvana mūsu labākajiem palīgiem!

Kultūras fakts! Jūras svētki (pazīstamai arī kā Zvejnieku svētki) jūlija vidū visās Latvijas piekrastes pilsētās un ciematos ir otrais lielākais vasaras festivāls pēc Jāņiem. Lai arī šis festivāls tiek svinēts piekrastes pilsētas un ciematos visā valstī, cilvēki no visas Latvijas svētku laikā dodas uz krastu, lai godinātu zvejniekus par savu darbu, jūru par bagātību, vai tikai vienkārši atpūstos pie jūras un apmeklētu brīvdabas koncertus. Jūras svētku laikā svaigu kūpinātu zivju aromātu var baudīt katrā piekrastes pilsētā vai ciematā, un cilvēki var izbaudīt zvejas laivas atklātos ūdeņos un iegādāties mākslas un amatniecības pakalpojumus no vietējiem māksliniekiem. Visu dienu notiek arī daudzas spēles un sacensības.  

 

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. 

 

Nordic walking in Cullera

The municipality of Cullera welcomed a nordic walking race on 10 June where 74 people participated. The day started in the covered pavilion of Cullera with a technical speech and the delivery of material to the competitors. An hour later, the route began.

In this sport activity, which is included in the European Sprinters project and coordinated by the municipality of Cullera, a group of volunteers also participated, supporting those who had difficulties to continue the race.

Sprinters is a transnational project coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and funded by the European Union and Erasmus+. It is composed by institutions related with the management of protected natural areas or sport associations of Spain, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Latvia. The main objective of the program is to promote sport in natural protected areas and to improve the economic dimension of sport.

 

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.

 

Sprinters project

Sprinters is a transnational European project which is coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and financed by the European Union and Erasmus+. The transnational association is composed of institutions, managers of protected natural areas and sport organizations of different European countries. Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria and Latvia.

The European program wants to promote sport in protected natural areas, because the practice of sport has become an integral value for the lives of millions of citizens and is an important aspect of the individual and collective quality of life. Sport is a fundamental right and it must be accessible to all of us, according to the aspirations and abilities of each person.

Canoe competition, author of the photo Zane Alkšbirze
Canoe competition, author of the photo Zane Alkšbirze

The main partners of the project are: the municipality of Ponza (Italy), the municipality of Mersrags (Latvia), the European Center of Innovation, Education, Science and Culture (Bulgaria), the Polisportiva Dilettantistica Ponza (Italy) Gipacor (France) and the municipality of Cullera (Spain). It is worth highlighting the participation of the Universidad de Valencia as scientific partner of the project.

The program has been successfully evaluated by the European Commission, which has granted  the 80% of the total cost of the project 383.631,81€. It will last for two years.

The main objective that the project wants to achieve is to involve people to carry out physical activities in protected natural areas. Moreover, we want to reach two specific objectives:

1º The development of the sport management in natural protected areas. This will allow the constitution of a lasting system of spontaneous sports activities.

2º The promotion of the economic dimension of sport, due to the creation of new startups related to the field of sports and natural areas.

Nordic Walking, author of the photo Zane Alkšbirze
Nordic Walking, author of the photo Zane Alkšbirze

The European added value in the implementation of the project at community level will be considerable. Through the creation of an European network, Sprinters will allow the comparison of the institutions and sports associations in order to examine the influence of outdoor sports in protected natural areas and the creation of an inclusive sports policy.

 

 

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.

 

Running for Europe 7-07-2017 Isola di Ponza

RUNNING FOR EUROPE

The second stage of the European project, “Sprinters”, involving the territory of Ponza Island, the Polisportiva Ponza, has organized the second stage of the project, which will end in Ponza in October 2018.

The second stage saw the athletes go 7km in full nature, in fact it was crossed the island by about 140 amateur athletes, under a sunny day at 6:30 pm they left, a large audience of women and adulthood, he Involved in the initiative, the runners welcomed the project’s goals, making sure that they participated in the Sprinters Olimpycs final competition.