Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:10
Sport during the La Mercè festivities
La Mercè festivities. The city's co-patron saint festivities are making sure to include sports in this year's activities programme. A wide range of events have been planned to get participants sweating.
Sharing in the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games, la the La Mercè Festival is presenting an extensive and diverse programme of sports activities which you will enable you to enjoy the sports taking place on several very important dates for the city.
Four events were held last week to mark the festival of the city’s co-patron saint. The most important, being the La Mercè Fun Run, which brought together 12,000 runners through Barcelona and ended setting two new records for the race, in men’s and women’s categories alike. Other competitions included: the 14th CBIT Track Cycling, the 24th CBIT Wheelchair Basketball and the Sants Nordic Walking March.
The most important activity this weekend is the Fitness Festival . More than 5,000 people will be gathering together at 10 am, on Sunday, 24 September, Av. de la Reina Maria Cristina to take part in a physical fitness class open to anyone at any age, and to people with functional diversity. Besides the Fitness Festival you can also find the Dew Tour AM Series, a new prestigious skateboarding festival being held on Saturday and Sunday at the Moll de la Marina and where amateur and professional athletes from around the world will be taking part.
Beaches will be playing a special role over the weekend. The 8th City of Barcelona Beach Rugby Tournament takes place this Saturday, 23 September, on the Somorrostro beach, with people of all ages taking up this magnificent sport. What’s more, this coming 30 September will see Bogatell beach playing host to the 10th City of Barcelona International Trophy (CBIT) for Beach Tennis.