Run for Heritage

Run for Heritage

FRH Run for Heritage

The European Year of Youth is an amazing opportunity to engage young people across Europe in the promotion of our heritage. Run for Heritage is a unique initiative that encourages young people to be active while showing them the wonderful treasures of religious heritage that we have around us that often go overlooked. Do you join us?

Religious heritage is an important part not only of the history of the countries and regions but also of the present-day panorama, boosting the cultural, spiritual and even economic life of European regions. There are many formulas for this: rural tourism, exhibitions, performances, etc. And at FRH we have added  sport to this formula! The result: a run for heritage to get to know these historical buildings while having fun exercising outdoors.

Be part of Run for Heritage in your village or city!

Whether you are a member of the FRH network or not we invite you to make the most of this opportunity to promote religious heritage sites close to you by involving the youth and local community in a fun activity outdoors.

How to join?

  • find a group of active young people willing to participate in the campaign (school, high school, association, etc.)
  • select two or more religious heritage sites in your town/city
  • organise a run/bike for heritage between the various sites, informing FRH on the location and dates so we can promote at the European level
  • take pictures of the event and share with FRH

How does FRH support you? 

  • Providing draft T-shirt design in case participants want to print T-shirts or adapt the design
  • Sharing the event at the European level before it takes place
  • Communicating and disseminating the Run for Heritage event


We hope to see you soon running for heritage!

Help us spread the word!

Does this initiative sound fun to you? Then, help us spread the word! Check out our promo kit.



Run for Heritage campaign




Past events

The last editions involved hundreds of students from local schools and local organisations in the Spanish regions of Valencia and Cantabria. Get inspired with their stories!


The event involved a bike ride from the Centro Estudios Lebaniegos to the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana. Participants of the event included students and teachers from 5th and 6th grade of the Colegio Concepción Arenal from Potes and Vice President and Minister of Universities, Equality, Culture and Sport of Cantabria, Pablo Zuloaga Martínez.

Read this press article (in Spanish).


The event took place in the Hermitage of St. Catherine, the Monastery of St. Toribio, and the Hermitage of San Miguel. It involved 20 students of the CRA of Liébana and Peñarrubia

In each of the three locations, there were activities related to the environment and its heritage such as: history lessons of the enclaves, scavenger hunts, flora identification, landscape recognition, aspects and curious things

Read the press article (in Spanish).


This event was an all-inclusive event involving social inclusion groups from two rural areas of Cantabria, Spain. These groups raced from the Centro Estudios Lebaniegos to the Monastery of Santo Toribio in the town of Potes. The participating groups were: Viviendo from the Picos de Europa Region, Cultivando Inclusión from the Nansa Valley region, and the group Arrastrasillas.

FRH is proud to have hosted this all-inclusive event which included participants with disabilities. Our shared religious heritage belongs to all of us and deserves to be appreciated by everyone.


The event involved 4th, 5th and 6th grade students from CEIP Virgen de la Puerta and the Colegio Diocesano Oratorio Festivo de San Miguel. The city of Orihuela took the opportunity to record a promotional video with some of its main religious buildings. These buildings include: Santo Domingo, the Cathedral El Salvador, the church of Santas Justa and Rufina, the Episcopal Palace, the church of Monserrate, the church of Santiago, and the Seminary of San Miguel.

Read the press article of the video presentation (in Spanish).

See the gallery of the video presentation.



18 OCTOBER – Centro Estudios de Lebaniegos, Potes, Spain 


8 November – Centro Estudios de Lebaniegos – Monastery of Santo Toribio, Potes, Spain