Bristol is one of seven European cities to be awarded the annual title of European City of Sport.
European City of Sport will bring together the best of what the city is already doing to support and celebrate sport with additional events or campaigns for 2017.
Across Bristol there are a wide array of groups and organisations involved in delivering sports to local people and communities, and the aim is for everyone to work together throughout the year to highlight opportunities for everyone to get involved.
Cities are judged on their sporting facilities, residents' level of participation, the success of local teams and sporting events.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “We want to use our year as a European City of Sport as a platform to talk about how we can improve Bristol as an international sporting destination and help make sport more accessible for people who live here.
“Whilst we are proud to be one of the cities with the highest participation rates in sport and active recreation there is still plenty that we can do to improve our international sporting profile, make sure that we local people have access to facilities and making sure that everyone is able to take part.
“Not only is sport and being active a great way of improving our physical health but it has also been proven to improve our general mental wellbeing.”
Councillor Estella Tincknell, Deputy Mayor of Bristol, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon back to the city during our year as a European City of Sport.
"The race is a highlight in our sporting calendar and is growing in popularity year on year. It's great to see so many inspirational athletes already showing their support for this year's event, I hope their participation will inspire others to sign up and take on the challenge.
“Sport has so many important roles to play in our city. It's the activity that helps maintain and improve our health, the unifying bond that brings communities together and it provides opportunities for people, particularly children and young people, to learn and develop skills that will help them towards future success.
"I hope that by hosting events such as the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k we can all share in the benefits that sport has to offer.”
A list of sport and activity clubs from every ward in the city can be found here.