The children’s races in the Tramuntana mountains are 10 years old

Feb 5, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

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The 10th Serra de Tramuntana Children’s Running Circuit of the Consell de Mallorca and the first race of its kind, which attracts families thanks to its mixed format with circuits adapted for children, youngsters and adults, kicked off today in Mancor de la Vall. The programme has been consolidated on its 10th anniversary by the Consell de Mallorca Sports Council and the Serra de Tramuntana Consortium, with a total participation of 25,000 runners in a decade.

The President of the Consell de Mallorca, Catalina Cladera, the Mayor of Mancor del Vall, Guillem Villalonga, the Councilor for Territorial Planning, Maria Antònia Garcías, and the Councilor for Transition, Tourism and Sports, Andreu Serra, have presented this new edition, which will reach ten municipalities, two of which have been newly incorporated this season: Mancor de la Vall (4th February), Calvià (11th March), Lloseta (1st April), Campanet (20th May), Fornalutx (3rd June), Banyalbufar (9th September), Bunyola (7th October in sa Comuna, new circuit), Alaró (28th October) Escorca (12th November) and Andratx (2nd December). The event was attended by the mayors of the aforementioned municipalities.

It is expected that 2,500 people will take part in the 2023 edition, and it is one of the most popular programmes of the Consell de Mallorca’s Sports Department. In this edition, which has been consolidated as a benchmark for family races, two new municipalities have been incorporated: Lloseta and Bunyola. In the latter, until now the circuit was in Raixa and now it will be in Comuna. As the president pointed out, “the races attract young and old alike, and allow people to do sport in the incomparable setting of the Tramuntana mountain range, as well as providing each municipality with a special circuit in contact with the local heritage”.

Serra added that “the objectives are to contribute to the acquisition of healthy habits and to promote the integration of sport and nature”. He also announced that “the Council wants to reward the loyalty of families with a photo contest on Instagram, where this programme is the most visited and the one with the most likes of those belonging to Sports”. It is worth highlighting the cultural and didactic nature of the races, which, as the councillor for Territory, Maria Antònia Garcías, pointed out, have a double objective: “the promotion of a sport such as cross country running and the respect and care for the environment”. In this edition, the races will be complemented by group-guided tours of the participating villages, highlighting the main architectural features and curiosities, promoted by the Serra de Tramuntana Consortium.

These are staggered races by category, and non-federated, which promote the sport from the grassroots level. The distances range from 150 metres for the youngest participants to 4,500 metres for adults. At the end of the season, everyone who has participated in the 10 races receives a gift sponsored by the Tribe brand.

Grassroots sustainability

During the presentation in Mancor, the participants received a gift of a reusable bottle that will be given out at the first three stops of the circuit. Councillor Garcías said that “promoting recycling and not leaving dirt and debris in natural areas such as the Serra is a basic message that we will give this year to young athletes”.