The UAB race to take place on 13 December

This year, the UAB once again organises the Cursa de la UAB, a sportive and solidarity event to collect money for infectious diseases, which is this year's medical subject at the TV3 Marathon. New this year is the fact that the race will take place on a weekday, the distances are shorter and the route is also different, all with the aim of encouraging the university community to participate in a year in which the UAB is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Registrations are now open.


The race will take place within the campus, passing by faculties and the most emblematic points of the university, such as the UAB Columns, the Plaça Cívica and the Eix Central.

The sixth edition of the Cursa de la UAB in support of the  TV3 Marathon will take place on Wednesday 13 December at 1:30 p.m. The starting point will be at the Eix Central, in front of the Servei d'Activitat Física (where participants will be supplied with victuals upon arrival and have lockers, changing rooms and showers available to them).

The race will be 6.2 km long and will be made up of two laps each measuring 3.2 km. The popular walk will have a distance of 3.2 km, with an approximate duration of 45 minutes. The race will take place within the campus, passing by faculties and the most emblematic points of the university, such as the UAB Columns, the Plaça Cívica and the Eix central. Registrations are open until Monday 11 December at 12 midnight.

Students can validate their participation in the race for 1 ECTS credit by signing up for activities offered in the  Viu el campus SIS  programme, which includes the Cursa de la UAB 2017 and three other activities pertaining to the Health and Sustainability Campus project for the 2017/18 year.
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In last year's edition, some 100 volunteers helped the Cursa become a reality. They were coordinated by the Autònoma Solidarity Foundation and collaborated in different organisational tasks such as preparing materials, handing out race numbers, offering support during the race and many others. To take part as a volunteer please sign up here.

This eyar organisers have confirmed that a group of physiotherapy students will help all interested participants in their physical recover once they have completed the race.

Sortim de l’avinguda de l’Eix Central, al davant del SAF en direcció cap a la Facultat de Ciències, per girar 180º per anar a buscar el carrer de Les Sitges i passar per sota l’edifici de l’Escola d’Enginyeria; un cop arribem a l’avinguda de Serragalliners girem a l’esquerra per la zona de vianants passant pel davant de Bombers fins arribar a la Facultat de Ciències de l’Educació, on tornem a girar a l’esquerra per anar a buscar la Plaça Cívica; travessem la plaça i girem a l’esquerra per anar a buscar el camí que travessa el campus pels seus jardins; passem per la part del darrera del SAF fins arribar al carrer de la Font del Carme; en arribar a les Columnes de la UAB, girem a l’esquerra fins tornar a l’Eix Central, on trobem l’arribada.

The race will begin in front of the SAF building, located on the Eix Central, and will continue until the roundabout near the motorway and then turn back to complete a circle by reaching the starting point again.

The Cursa de la UAB will raising funds for the research of infectious diseases , which is the subject of this year's TV3 Marathon. Infectious diseases cause 1 in every 3 deaths worldwide and are an important danger for public health. The majority are passed from one person to another and no one is immune. Everyone suffers from infections at some point in their life. These normally go away without any problems, but depending on the age and health of a person, there are some which can become complicated and may even prove lethal. This includes diseases such as pneumoniathe common flustomach flu and urinary track infections.

The last edition celebrated was that of 2016, in which the race was a huge success in participation and solidarity. More than 2,000 people signed up for the race and a total of 14,400 euros were collected and delivered to the TV3 Marathon. Of the 2,058 people registered, 53% were women and 47% men. A total of 46% participated in the 6K walk, 31% in the 10K race, 22% in the 6K race and 2% in the reduced mobility race (480 metres). The majority of runners were from the cities of Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Sabadell, Terrassa and Sant Cugat. 

There will be a general classification and also other classifications, for both men and women runners, depending on the year of birth. The results will be published on the Cursa's website.





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