In 1999, seven friends, seven mountaineers, they may be crazy or visionary, decided to do the Full Moon route, from Castelló to Sant Joan de Penyagolosa in one day instead of two as was done until then. From then, the MiM was born, among millennial paths along which for centuries pilgrimages have walked. Those were communication routes between farms and villages.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Marathon and Half, ASICS Penyagolosa Trails, in collaboration with the Diputació de Castelló and the Comunitat de l’Esport, is pleased to present “Penyagolosa a l’escola”, an initiative which has as objective to energize the centers of Primary Education around the backbone of the MiM route, to promote our territory and its natural environment from the coast to the interior of the province and all this through the practice of sports.
ASICS Penyagolosa Trails is the most important sporting event in the province of Castellón. In its twenty-fifth anniversary, the MiM has established itself as one of the most outstanding mountain races in Spain and is on its way to becoming one of the most highly regarded ultramarathons in the world thanks, in large part, to the social roots that during these years it has had in the counties of the interior. Likewise, this land must be plowed, so that future generations can feel and experience this sport as something of their own and truly significant.
One of the most relevant population sectors is made up of school-age boys and girls. They represent the present and the future of our society, and school is the ideal environment for them to absorb the philosophy of sports practice, respecting the natural environment and historical heritage.
The comprehensive education of students, the improvement of educational quality, the fight against sedentary lifestyles and obesity, the transmission of values and effort are the pillars on which Penyagolosa is based at school. We are aware of the enormous effort that schools make to achieve these goals. In this project, we defend sport as a tool to promote healthy habits and as a very motivating option that students can take beyond school and practice with family, with friends or in sports organizations.
Under the umbrella of all educational areas and with the collaboration of education specialists, we will organize weeks full of proposals so that the entire educational center promotes the philosophy of sport in nature in a global, transversal and multidisciplinary way. Literary and drawing contests, races, meetings, team games, manual work, sustainability, food and many other activities will fill the weeks before ASICS Penyagolosa Trails with color.