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More than 600 participants in the Formentera All Round Trail

foto 2022 fartThe eleventh Formentera All Round Trail (FART) will take place tomorrow Saturday 2 April and include the usual three circuits: the 72K FART, the 42K Half Round Formentera Trail and the 21K Tros de FART. A total of 618 participants have registered for the Consell de Formentera-, Son Marçal Supporters' Club- and Elitechip SL-sponsored event.

The FART route follows the Formentera coastline, with participants setting out from the port of La Savina at 9.00am and finishing in the same location. At 11.30am, runners in the Half Round Formentera Trail will start at Es Arenals beach and continue to the port. This year's Tros de FART will take place Saturday, at 4.30pm, with runners covering the distance between Es Caló and La Savina. This change was motivated by the fact that there will be more hours of daylight so runners' arrival times can be at staggered throughout the afternoon. The FART can also be done in relay pairs.

April, a month full of sporting events

Paula Ferrer, Councillor of Sports, stressed that the FART is "one of the foremost events on the island's calendar of sporting events; it embodies the spirit of participatory sport, with participants enjoying the event, the island and being respectful of the environment". This April, "sport is in the air", Ferrer insisted, with the island set to host the FART, the Volta Cicloturista (9 and 10 April), the 19th Regata Ophiusa (14 and 16 April) and the Spanish championship of Catalan catamaran (14 to 17 April).

In the word's of Alejandra Ferrer, Vice President and Councillor of Tourism, "The FART and other April sporting and cultural events are part of the Consell de Formentera's impulse to offer a healthy alternative to recreational and leisure activities. These functions are committed to the environment and to stretching out the tourist season at an ideal time of year to enjoy the quieter Formentera".

Participants in the FART are required to know and abide by certain rules, since part of the run takes place inside protected areas, which will be appropriately marked. In these zones, among other restrictions, participants must not use any sound devices that produce strident noises, nor may they deviate from the signalled route, shout or make other loud noises.

Organisers will set up five refreshment stations along the FART, three on the Half Round Trail and one on the Tros de FART.

1 April 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell and Club Surf Formentera sign partnership on windsurfing school coordination

foto 2022 conveni club surfAna Juan, President of the Consell de Formentera, and Alex Büchau, President of Club Surf Formentera, have signed a collaboration agreement for the coordination of the Escola Municipal de Vela in 2022. Paula Ferrer, Councillor of Sports, was also on hand at the meeting, where the three signed into action a €35,000 grant allowing the windsurfing school to pay technical staff for activities.

Instructors at Club Surf Formentera will lead sailing school activities under the supervision of the coordinator at Formentera Centre d’Esports Nàutics.

25 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

12th Formentera Road Cycling Race

On Sunday 27 March, GE Espalmador, in association with the Formentera Office of Sports, will host the 12th Formentera Road Cycling Race. Scores from the trial will count towards the Balearic Inter-Island Road Challenge. Category-three cyclists start the 46.8K circuit at 9.30am and cyclists in categories one and two will cover 82.5K and will set out at 11.30am. The races are open to men and women competing in the categories of Master 60, Master 50, Master 40, Master 30, Under 23, Cadet, Junior and Elite. Registrations will be open until 24 March for non-federated participants and until 25 March for those who are federated.

For the safety of participating athletes and to avoid accidents on the race route, the following roads and streets will be closed to traffic between 9.00am and 1.00pm: Avinguda de Joan Castelló i Guasch, Carrer Universitat, Carrer Barcelona, Carrer de Llevant, Carrer des Pla del Rei, Avinguda de la Mola and several sections of PM 820 and PM 820-II. As usual, if safety permits, cars will be allowed to pass in between the two races.

17 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Women's Charity Walk Sunday 20 March

The Women's Charity Walk (Caminada Solidària de la Dona), which was postponed on Sunday due to rain, will take place Sunday 20 March. Participants will set out at 10.00am from Plaça de la Constitució on the traditional 8K loop from Sant Francesc to Can Marroig and back to Sant Francesc. The race will start at 10.00am too, and participants who registered for the initial event are welcome to join. Those who have not yet registered can do so until the day of the race at the reception of Antoni Blanc Sports Centre and at the table staffed by the Spanish Cancer Association (Asociació Española contra el Cáncer, AECC) in Plaça de la Constitució.

8 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell announces grants for outstanding individual athletes in 2021

The Formentera Office of Sports is pleased to report that the current issue of the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (Butlletí Oficial de les Illes Balears, BOIB) includes information about the recently approved terms of aid for individuals who stood out in athletic achievement in 2021. Interested athletes have until 11 March to submit their applications at the Citizen Information Office (Oficina d'Atenció a la Ciutadania, OAC) and the Virtual Citizen Information Office (OVAC).

€25,000 in aid

A total of €25,000 is available in aid, with individual athletes eligible for as much as €5,000. Grants will be determined based on the activities and competitions that applicants participated in between 1 January and 31 December 2021, as well as events and projects planned in 2022. Only individual categories and group categories of an individual sport will be weighed.

Paula Ferrer, Councillor of Sports, said that "this grant supports acclaimed athletes for their performances at the regional, national and international level". She added that it was necessary to regulate this aid to "in some way compensate our athletes for their financial sacrifices and personal effort ".

24 February 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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