Green Trail Concept at Österlen Spring Trail 2024! 


Green Trail Concept heads to Sweden for trail race and Consortium Meeting 

This April, the Green Trail Concept team will be running a stand and several activities at the Österlen Spring Trail race to promote sustainability in trail running! Be part of the change and join us on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of April as we work towards protecting nature and the local communities who depend on it.

Österlen Spring Trail’s sustainability commitment

Österlen Spring Trail’s founder and ADP CEO is a Green Trail Concept partner and collaborator, providing us with a real-life example of how we can make trail racing more sustainable. For example, sustainable merchandise: all runners at the race can either choose to be rewarded by a wood-based locally sourced medal or instead plant a tree! Locally grown products are available at the event, such as the famous apples from the numerous orchards of southern Sweden. Simple but effective actions help reduce the carbon footprint of such events and are beneficial for the local economy and communities.  

Come to the Green Trail Concept stand and contribute to sustainability!

At the Green Trail Concept stand, you will be able to participate in a digital workshop and a raffle to win a shirt signed by the trail running legends Emelie Forsberg and Kilian Jornet! The only thing you need to do is answer a short online questionnaire that will help the project know more about what runners think is needed to improve sustainability in trail running.  

We want to hear from you! We are in the process of designing a certification scheme to improve trail running event sustainability and your opinion matters. We will be happy to share more about our approach and how we aim to reach the project goals, but we also want to include your point of view as a participant in trail running races. Come meet us as the stand or on the trails, we look forward to engaging in fruitful discussions on sustainability! 

This event provides Green Trail Concept with the opportunity to gather information and collect data that will be useful in the course of the project. We are also planning a stakeholder workshop with the municipality, local associations, protected area managers, local tourism organization and many more that make the Österlen Spring Trail possible. Exploring all aspects of improving sustainability is important and with the help of all those people we hope to find effective solutions that will make a difference.  

The results of this event will be an integral part of the project final goal to create a certification scheme for trail running. We want trail running races to have a minimal impact on the environment, reducing the waste generated, lowering carbon footprint and be more inclusive focusing on local associations and businesses, improving gender equality.

Green Trail Concept’s Consortium Meeting

After the race, the Green Trail Concept project partners will remain in the village of Brösarp for the project’s annual meeting. Here, we will review our work over the course of Green Trail Concept’s first year and plan our work for the rest of 2024. 

Green Trail Concept, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, seeks to improve the governance of trail running events by incorporating environmentally, socially, economically, and ethically sustainable practices in the management of events. Österlen Spring Trail is organized by ADP sport events AB, one of the partners working on the project. Visit to learn more!