The Provincial Council of Almeria has celebrated the launch of one of the most important Circuits in the province: Carreras Populares 2022. This edition, which is growing once again, will include races in 17 municipalities which will once again be filled with sport, enthusiasm and love for running.
The Patio de Luces of the Provincial Palace has hosted the presentation of this circuit by the Deputy of Sports, José Antonio García, who has been accompanied by the mayors and councillors of the host municipalities, as well as the representatives of the Andalusian Athletics Federation and the sponsoring companies: De Murga Podología, Fisioterapia Empo, Frionature.
The circuit will start its route through the province on the 7th of May in Olula del Río and will continue through Bédar, Antas, Sorbas, María, Cuevas del Almanzora, Turre, Garrucha, Balanegra, Abla, Tïjola, Vera, Rioja, Gádor, Macael, Laujar de Andarax and Pulpí, where the programme will finish on the 29th of October.
The Sports Councillor, José Antonio García, has highlighted the importance of an initiative which places the province as a reference point for outdoor sports: “The ‘Carreras Populares’ show the commitment of the Provincial Council to sport and to facilitate, in all the regions, the access to a top level sporting event by equalising opportunities”, he has assured, while he has also highlighted that with this Circuit “wealth and employment are created and the objective of the Provincial Council to fix the population in all the municipalities of the province is fulfilled”.
He also highlighted the fact that, year after year, the number of venues and participants continues to grow: “For the first time in the history of this circuit there will be 17 venues covering all the regions of the province of Almería. The municipalities want to have competitions that are a boost for sports tourism,” he added.
The competition, as its name suggests, is characterised by its accessibility, for being attractive for the most experienced runners, as well as for newcomers, as well as having a clear component of social cohesion and as a dynamising factor for the municipalities that host the races. All the races will be held on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning and will have a distance of between 6 and 10km. In addition, the races will take place under an exhaustive Covid-19 protocol adapted to the health situation at any given time to guarantee safety.
The runners, during their stay at the starting point, will wear a mask, being obligatory at the moment of the start and once they cross the finish line after 500m, they will be able to take it off, the starting points will be large, the enclosures will be closed to the public, hydroalcoholic gel dispensers will be available, are some of the measures included in this protocol.
RACES DATE MUNICIPALITY
07/05/2022 OLULA DEL RÍO
09/07/2022 CUEVAS D ALMANZORA
22/10/2022 LAUJAR DE ANDARAX
Registration can be done through www.carreraspopularesalmeria.com and www.dipalme.org, as well as on the websites
For the entire circuit, a single registration can be made to allow the athlete to participate in all the races. In the first race, a package will be given which includes: five race bibs, a badge for the cloakroom, a Circuit mask, a T-shirt and a reusable and compulsory chip.
Online registration for the whole Circuit:
35€ (federated athlete) + 5€ chip deposit.
50€ (non-federated athlete) + 5€ chip deposit
Children: €10 + €5 chip deposit)
Online registration for a single individual race:
10 € (federated and NON federated athlete)
2 € (Juniors)
Male and Female
Children A(2018 -2021)
Peques B (2015 -2017)
U10 (2013 -2014)
U12 (2011 -2012)
U14 (2009 -2010)
U16 (2007 -2008)
U20 (2003 -2006)
Senior (2002 -1988)
Master A (1987 -1983)
Master B (1982 -1978)
Master C (1977 -1973)
Master D(1972 -1968)
Master E(1967 -1963)
Master F (1962-1958)
Master G (1957 and earlier)
Absolute (three best finishers per race)