Among the sports activities at the University of Leon there are both male and female basketball, handball and volleyball teams that play at a national level. There are also internal competitions in a whole range of team and individual sports leading to the Vice-Chancellor’s Trophy or to Spanish University Championships. Leon is currently Spanish champion in male basketball and handball, in cross-country running and in orienteering. Year after year it has been among the universities winning the largest number of medals in these Spanish Championships.
The range of leisure activities on offer is very extensive, running from most varieties of martial arts to golf or to skiing. There is also rambling and hill-walking, these activities serving as a basis for getting to know the rich diversity of nature in the Province of Leon. The star sports event is the City of Leon University Ten-Kilometre Run, which every year brings together more than 1,200 runners in a colourful gathering on the Campus.