The SPAR European Cross Country Championships will take place in Italy on Sunday, December 11, 2022, with SPAR serving as the event’s proud primary sponsor. On the suburbs of Turin in Piemonte, La Mandria Park will host the 28th iteration of the Championships. There will be 528 competitors competing (276 men and 252 women) from 37 different nations. Since 1996, SPAR has benefited from increased brand exposure thanks to its sponsorship of European Athletics.
The top distance runners from Europe in the U20, U23, and senior divisions compete in the most significant cross-country competition on the European Athletics calendar. The most recent addition to the annual schedule is a mixed relay.
The 3,600 hectare La Mandria Park in Piemonte is thought to be the biggest enclosed park in Europe. The imposing and beautiful La Mandria Castle, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, serves as the setting for the Championships. On race day, La Mandria Park will be open to the public without charge, and the full competition will be livestreamed on the European Athletics website. You can find the schedule for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships for this year here.
Under licence from DESPAR Italia, a group of independent wholesalers and merchants in Italy run the SPAR brand. The SPAR brand, which debuted in 1959, has recently expanded into new regions, including those run by Gruppo 3A, a member of the consortium since October 2019. DESPAR Italia actively supports the Championships and advertises the event to spectators all throughout the country. With the events planned by the regional and national DESPAR Italia teams, supporters and spectators will get to experience SPAR hospitality on-site. Source: European Athletics