- Sports Events
The various trails in the municipality provide Ponta Delgada with the ideal conditions for events and competititions such as Train Run, Downhill and cross-country.
The inhabitants of the municipality of Ponta Delgada have been increasingly taking up trail running, various races, including one which take place at Rocha da Relva – Trail dos Morcegos.
Trail dos Morcegos (TdM) is a trail running event that came about through the idea of the team's founder, Ricardo Almeida, who decided to set off, practically single-handedly, to organise a race that aimed to promote physical activity and publicise some of the natural areas of the municipality of Ponta Delgada. The idea of the precursor was to give a competitive and recreational character to the event, allowing the sporting side of trail running to be combined with the walking side, as they ran along trails and agricultural paths in the parishes of Relva and Feteiras.
In addition to the hardness in terms of physical demands that has always characterised Tdm, the race has a great particularity in that each edition the race director is a different member of the Morcegos Trail team. Currently, the event is part of the Portuguese Trail Running Association's Portugal Cup, as well as the São Miguel Island Trail Championship.