About Salento Trail Challenge
Salento Trail Challenge is a Trail Running race that was born in 2018 in order to support the athletes of the Salento School of Athletics with the entire sports implementation. The school process begins with children from 4 years old onwards, most of the children belonging to the school are children of limited resources, which is why the Salento Trail Challenge race is created.
For the School of Athletics of Salento has always been difficult to collect funds to participate in various events and is a task they have been doing for 25 years, having as main exponent the athlete Quindiano Felipe Delgado, who has represented Colombia on various occasions international level in Trail Running discipline obtaining podium results. Considering that the discipline of Trail Running is being consolidated as a sport that moves many participants in Colombia and the world, the School of Athletics of Salento decides to create the event because it has the ideal conditions for its development: Salento is one of the most touristic municipalities of Colombia and all the rural part has spectacular landscapes with the difficulty necessary to develop an excellent trail running race. Our mission is to consolidate and institutionalize Salento Trail Challenge as one of the most important events of its category in Colombia and Latin America.