Entre el boom atlético y la cooperación social: las carreras solidarias y el ejemplo de la Trailwalker España 2013

Sixte Abadia Naudí, Ricardo Sanchez Martín, Jaume Bantulà Janot, Javier Pujadas Martí, F. Xavier Medina, David Fornons, Noe Bastida, Aleix Augè, Frederic Corderas Ibarz, Susana Vega

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In recent years we have witnessed a boom in years in athletic events with an increase in number of participants. Within this framework, races organized to benefit social causes have also significantly increased in number and participation. The Oxfam-Intermón Trailwalker is a race that includes a cross-training challenge —100km in less than 32 hours in teams of four members— and solidarity, because each team is committed to collect at least 1500 euros. This race presents a particular combination: passion for sport and responsibility for the common good. the aim of this article is to analyze the role of this sporting event in a particular social context: spain, where the Trailwalker has already completed its third edition, during the ongoing economic crisis. Athletics and social solidarity are particularly related in a project like the Trailwalker, where people are not running only to compete but also to help others.
Original languageSpanish
Number of pages19
Specialist publicationPenínsula
PublisherUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • sport
  • solidarity
  • cooperation
  • Trailwalker
  • Spain

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