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Diputació de Castelló continues to support Penyagolosa Trails to increase the tourist and economic impact of the province

Diputació de Castelló, Official Sponsor of the event, has renewed its support for Penyagolosa Trails, reinforcing the province as a national and international sports venue. 

Penyagolosa Trails celebrates Diputació de Castelló’s firm commitment to promote the province through the organization of a sports event of this magnitude. Diputació de Castelló is once again an Official Sponsor of the event, projecting the province of Castellón as a top-level sports venue. Penyagolosa Trails is an important race in the national and international sports calendar that not only promotes sport, but also consolidates itself as an excellent tourist attraction, generating a positive impact on the economic fabric of Castellón, enhancing the value of the territory brand for the province.

The organizers of Penyagolosa Trails indicate that, of the 1,800 participants who will run the CSP (110 kilometers) and the MiM (60 kilometers), 90% are men and 10% are women. In terms of demographic data at a domestic level, it is worth noting that 85% of those registered come from the Valencia Region, and of these, 51% are from the province of Castellón. Likewise, 5% of the participants in Penyagolosa Trails are foreigners, an admirable percentage after this singular year with an ongoing pandemic, with France and the United Kingdom standing out. It should be noted that all of them come with a vaccination certificate, a recovery certificate, a negative PCR certificate (whose sample must have been taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain) or a negative certificate of antigens (taken within 48 hours prior to entry into the country).

After cancelling its 2020 edition, and overcoming a period marked by the global health and economic crisis, in which many industries saw their activity paralyzed. The visit of runners and accompanying persons to the municipalities through which both races take place during its celebration weekend (from 15 to 17 October) brings with it the registration of tourist overnight stays and the generation of activity in local businesses. In so doing Penyagolosa Trails supports the return of the province’s tourism industry. It should be noted that the organizers have established a series of strict safety measures to guarantee the health of all those involved, including the obligatory use of masks at the entrances to certain services and on sections of the route which cross an urban center.

Diputació de Castelló, under the brand “Castellón, escenario deportivo”, values the combo of tourism and sports. Once again they support Penyagolosa Trails as a sports event that has become a benchmark for Trail Running and that promotes Castellón as a territory of great value to visit, and to practice and compete in outdoor sports.

About the Penyagolosa Trails 2021 trophy

Tania Baños, head of the Sports Department of the Diputació de Castelló and Tico Cervera, director of Penyagolosa Trails, have posed with the trophy that the winners of Penyagolosa Trails 2021 will receive. Designed by the renowned artist Manuel Sáez, the trophy was born from the crossing between the real and metaphorical footprints left by the pilgrims of Les Useres, with the trail that the athletes follow in the race, sharing a territory that they feel as their own. The trophy represents a footprint that, in three dimensions, is literally reminiscent of a foot. It is a small sculpture that takes shape by chaining one oval shape after another, which is an element that in different cultures symbolizes eternity. For this edition, the trophy has been designed in purple, a color associated with the feminist movement, which represents a significant change after the blue and green colours used in the two previous editions (2018 and 2019 respectively). 



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