The Bengt Saltin Run, sponsored by h/p/cosmos and City Council of Seville and IMD, is a 5km memorial run in honour of Professor Bengt Saltin, a founding member and Patron of the European College of Sport Science. The event is organised by ECSS in collaboration with the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, and h/p/cosmos. Pablo de Olavide University is proud to announce that Ms Carolina Robles, a finalist in the 3000m steeplechase in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and a former graduate of sport science from Pablo de Olavide Sport Science Faculty, will be the Patron of the 6th ECSS Bengt Saltin Run. The event will be raising funds to help a local charity.

The Ramón Grosso Foundation

The aim of the foundation is to empower women in Chad through education, sports and health. It uses sport as an engine of change, a method of integration and a motivational tool to prepare future doctors, engineers, politicians...women of the future who will intervene in the construction of a more equitable modern Chadian society. In 2020 the foundation sent six Chadian girls to school in Spain through sports scholarships.

Further information can be found here: (please note an English translation of the page is available via the website).


All registered ECSS congress participants can take part in the run. Congress participants should log into their ECSS account and follow the instructions under “BSR Registration”. Please note, the run is limited to 300 places and allocation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration can only be completed once a €10 contribution has been made to The Ramon Grosso Foundation.

Registration will be closed as soon as the capacity has been reached and no later than 20 July 2022. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt [Picture]. During the registration process you will be asked for your preferred size. You can collect your runner’s kit along with your t-shirt at the exhibition booth (19) of the official sponsor h/p/cosmos (located in the SportEx area – the Official Exhibition of the ECSS).

Course details

The run will take place at the beautiful María Luisa Park of Sevilla ((Parque de María Luisa) on 1 September 2022 from 22:00-23:30. The total distance of the race course is 5km (3.1 miles). There will be volunteers along the course at designated points. Participants will receive a chip and will be able to follow their results and classification in real time once the race is over. Below is a map of the race course.



Our Bengt Saltin Run sponsors

The new conference and exhibition centre (also known as ‘FIBES II’) has become one of the most prominent and modern venues in Europe since opening in September 2012, targeting large scale events with an international scope. This is the place where ECSS 2022 will be held. This impressive centre is ideally designed for meetings and is adjacent to the original building.
To participate in ECSS Sevilla 2022, you will be asked to register for the congress. Registration is only available through your ECSS account. To register you will be asked to enter your existing ECSS account or create a new ECSS account. Please note: registration will be completed once you have paid the registration fee. Payment is not required to submit an abstract.
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