Press Release | Run for Heritage

Press Release | Run for Heritage

Monday, 18 October 2021

Run for Heritage, an initiative aimed at encouraging young people to be active while learning about their religious heritage, will take place from today, 18 October, until 31 December 2021 in the region of Cantabria, Spain.

  • 18 October – Bike race from the Centro Estudios Lebaniegos to the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana.
  • 8 November – Educational activities with social integration groups at the Monastery of Santo Toribio
  • Event 3 (date TBD) – Educational activities at Hermitage of St. Catherine, the Monastery of St. Toribio, and the Hermitage of San Miguel
  • And much more.

FRH is pleased to announce the launch of Run for Heritage, its campaign to raise awareness of the importance of religious heritage among the younger generation through fun outdoor activities that promote healthy habits while allowing young people to learn about the history and cultural richness of their town or city.

The campaign officially launched today with its first of seven events. 300 students from the Concepción Arenal School in Potes participated in a bike race beginning at the Centro de Estudios Lebaniegos and finishing at the Monastery of Santo Toribio. The event was attended by FRH President, Pilar Bahamonde and Pablo Zuloaga Martínez, Vice President and Minister of Universities, Equality, Culture and Sport of Cantabria who gave a commencement speech and presented the students with official Run for Heritage T-shirts.

Further events will take place until 31 December, 2021. These will also take place at different religious heritage sites in the region of Cantabria. They will include different activities such as foot races, educational activities and more. These events will also include the participation of social inclusion groups for the handicapped as well as international sports organisations such as the Torrecerredo Sports Association.

Run for Heritage is an initiative which continues the legacy of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage through organising events in different location around Europe each year in order to promote awareness of Europe’s religious heritage.  This year’s campaign was organised in collaboration with FRH member, Centro Estudios Lebaniegos and the Government of the Region of Cantabria, Spain. FRH is very grateful to these partners for their hard work and support of FRH’s mission to protect Europe’s religious heritage.

Note for editors:

FRH (Future for Religious Heritage) is a non-faith, non-religious organisation, working to safeguard and hand over Europe’s religious heritage for the next generations to enjoy. FRH bring together people and organisations who want to save and protect Europe’s religious heritage. A European Network with diverse members in the heritage, charity and not for profit sectors, universities, religious organisations and local and national governments. FRH provides a Europe wide platform for cooperation and exchange of ideas and knowledge. FRH is one of the 28 EU Cultural Networks co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. FRH is also a proud member of the European Heritage Alliance. FRH celebrates its 10th year anniversary in 2021.

Press contacts:

FRH, Jordi Mallarach, email: / mobile: +32 24 00 77 03 Rue de Trèves 67, Brussels, Belgium

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