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The VI edition of the degree program of the University Brave will be held in February, both in person and virtually.

The test, organised in favour of the Children Against Cancer Programme, will have a 5 or 10 kilometre route, as well as a special one for children and a walking route modality .

/On the presentation the organisers and some sponsors of the 6th edition of degree program of the Brave took part.

01 | 12 | 2021

For the sixth consecutive year, the Sports Service of the University of Navarra is organising the degree program de los Valientes, with the goal to collaborate with the Children Against Cancer Programme of the University of Navarra. Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Pilar Lorenzo, manager of the Programme, highlighted the importance of this event during the presentation : "With the programme, we seek to finance research and give financial aid to families to access specific treatments for childhood cancer, and this degree program is a great support".

This time, the degree program will once again be in person, after having to be virtual last year due to the status pandemic. The option of participating in this way, through an application, will continue to be maintained, so this edition will be the first to have both possibilities. 

One of this year's objectives is to open up the degree program to people from other cities, and thus increase the number of participants issue . For this reason, Javier Trigo, director of Sports Service, is optimistic about the participation of people: "Except for last year, in all previous editions the number of participants has been growing issue . So our goal this year is to go up from the 2,000 we ran in 2020. In addition, to encourage participation, those who register before 14 January will receive a discount". 

In addition, Iruña Park will offer special discounts that weekend for those people who, being from outside Pamplona, want to come to run the degree program in person. Arancha Rubio also took part in the event as a representative of Caixabank, one of the main sponsors of the degree program. In her speech, she stressed the importance of such a project because of its "altruistic and transforming nature".

The degree program is organised in February as it is the month in which World Day Against Childhood Cancer is celebrated. On this occasion, it will take place on the same day, February 6th. Rodrigo Domínguez, from the Federación Navarra de Atletismo, has underlined the value of the fact that this degree program is already well established in Navarra: "Being in such a complicated time due to the weather, it is incredible that so many people take part in it. Of course, there is no better cause to run on February 6th than this one".

The degree program will have a 5 or 10 kilometre course, and will also have a special one for children. In addition, there will once again be a walking modality . As Javier Trigo pointed out, "this year there is no excuse not to run".

About Children Against Cancer

Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children in developed countries. Around 250,000 new cases are diagnosed worldwide each year. The goal of Children Against Cancer is to continue working to defeat cancer and to stir society to change this trend. The research is core topic both to make progress in curing childhood tumours and to improve current treatments and reduce the sequelae that may limit the quality of life of these children in the future. In addition, Kids Against Cancer also supports families in accessing specific treatments for the tumour.

The Clínica Universidad de Navarra, in its commitment to Paediatric Oncology, promoted Niños contra el Cáncer, a programme that focuses on paediatric tumours, with the goal to advance in the research of childhood cancer and support families, to facilitate access to specific treatments.