Cursa del Nassos (Nose Race)

Posted on 29 December 2009 in Barcelona, always!, Sports

Cursa dels Nassos in Barcelona

Cursa dels Nassos in Barcelona

Since 1999, when the Cursa dels Nassos – Saint Silvester of Barcelona – Ibercaja Gran Prix began, the number of runners participating in the race has grown significantly. Last year the race reached a spectacular record number of 8.500, which was the registration limit set out by the organization. Many men and women athletes have decided that they do not want to miss this chance to participate in the final race of the year, despite winter temperatures.

The “Cursa dels Nassos” (or Nose Race, as the name comes from the fact that the date coincides with the last day in the life of the Man of Many Noses, a popular character in Catalan folklore) has become one of the most important sporting and festive events in the city sports calendar.

This year’s Cursa dels Nassos race continues to arouse great interest, as can be seen by registration numbers. With only two weeks to go before the event there are more than 7.000 signed up, while last year at this time participation was just over 5.000.

For this reason, the organization has set out a maximum number of 9.000 participants for this edition. This is the only way to ensure the sporting quality of the race without forgetting the need for continual growth in terms of participation, which is one of the ways to consolidate the Cursa dels Nassos Saint Silvester of Barcelona – Ibercaja Gran Prix as a highly popular athletic event, both in terms of competition and participation.

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