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  • Second edition of the Córrer per Compromís awards
    Projects can be presented for the awards until 14 October. The Awards have a budget of €150,000, which will be funded by the enrolment fees from the 2016 Cursa de la Mercè fun run, the Marathon and the Half Marathon. The Barcelona Institute of Sports (IBE) has opened the campaign for the second edition of the Córrer per Compromís [Running for Commitment] awards, which recognise sports projects from non-profit organisations that have an outstanding social and charitable content.


  • School sports guide
    The subsidies have been assigned a budget of €1,600,000 and are aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 17 from low-income families. The families must be registered Barcelona residents and be preregistered in an approved sports-organisation activity included in the "L’esport ens fa més grans" [Sport makes us more grown-up] programme. This aims to help children and young people from low-income families to practice some type of sport outside school hours. As the Sports Commissioner, David Escudé, said: “We regard school sport as a children's right, because of the importance it has in their personal development. Sport provides our children and young people with unquestionable values and we have to ensure that they all have access to it”.



  • The 2016 Correbarri fun run is here!
    The Correbarri fun run is a sports event that tries to offer new challenges in popular athletics, with the aim of involving all of Barcelona's districts and neighbourhoods in a popular sports festival. The 10-kilometre fun run is being held on 16 October. The fifth edition of the Correbarri fun run has opened in-person enrolment for people who wish to register in that way. The official venues for in-person enrolment are the installations of Club Natació Atlètic-Barceloneta (Plaça del Mar, s/n) and three Benitosports shops.
  • Barcelona Firefighter's Race
    The countdown to Barcelona's Cursa de Bombers [Firefighter's Race] fun run has begun. There is less than a month to go until the 18th edition of one of the Catalan capital's most emblematic running events on 30 October 2016. One of the new features of the 2016 Cursa de Bombers fun run is that it has gone back to its traditional 10-kilometre circular route, which starts and finishes on Avinguda del Marquès de l’Argentera and passes through the main streets of Barcelona.
  • Barcelona Triathlon by Santander 2016
    This year's edition of Barcelona Triathlon by Santander is here. The triathlon event, which is open to all kinds of athletes, is being held on Sunday 9 October. This popular event is held over different distances and categories, with its epicentre on shore of Mar Bella. The competition is held over three distances: Supersprint (350 m swimming / 10 km cycling / 2,5 km on foot), Sprint (750 m / 20 km / 5 km) and Olympic (1.500 m / 40 km / 10 km) with categories for all types of athletes (individual, pairs, relays).


  • The City Council highlights the Municipal Sports Centres (CEMs)

    Barcelona City Council has launched a campaign intended to show the vital role that the 129 municipal sports centres play in giving a structure to the various neighbourhoods and encouraging people to take up sport. The campaign, characterised by highly skilled instructors, a very broad range of sports and prices adapted to various social groups and diverse families, also aims to publicise all the specialist centres offering sports that are hard to find in the city and the dozens of minority sports that can be pursued here. With the slogan “Municipal sports centres. Open to everyone”, the IBE is emphasising the fact that anyone can find a municipal sports centre near where they live. The campaign also includes putting 600 banners on the main city streets, on which passers-by will be able to read messages such as “129 sports centres waiting for you open-mouthed”, “1,300 instructors capable of arousing the sportsperson in you” and “200 prices, so anyone can do sport”.

Current news

06/12/2016 - 08:02

Green light for the new social rates at municipal sports centres

Municipal Sports Centres. The City Council's Government Commission has approved new social rates for 39 of the city's municipal sports centres (CEM), with discounts for the 2016-2017 academic year.

05/12/2016 - 08:03

Come and sign up for the Nose Race!

Sport.The Barcelona Sports Institute has now opened the registration period for the Nose Race.

04/12/2016 - 08:02

Sports circuits for the city's senior citizens

Sport. Today is the International Day of Older Persons. So we are reminding everyone it is important to do exercise at any age. Barcelona offers lots of options.

01/12/2016 - 08:03

The Sports Institute allocates €2.6 million to subsidise extracurricular activities

Sport This subsidy package belongs to the this September's campaign for the 2016-17 school year's ordinary range of sports activities. Families will be informed of the results starting this week.

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