Meet Green Trail Concept in the Ultra Pirineu and participate in trail running’s sustainability

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Have you ever wondered about the impacts of trail running on the environment and the neighbouring communities? Are you curious to learn about sustainability in trail running? Do you want to discover the Ultra Pirineu’s initiatives within Green Trail Concept and how you can contribute?

Join the Killian Jornet Foundation and Ecoserveis Association on September 29th and 30th in Bagà at the Salomon Ultra Pirineu to discuss sustainability in trail running. Visit the stand of Green Trail Concept, learn how to contribute to the sustainability in trail running, and have a chance to win a T-shirt signed by Kilian Jornet. We look forward to seeing you there! More information is below!

By participating in the Salomon Ultra Pirineu, you will be helping Green Trail Concept develop an EU sustainability certification for trail running organizations. With the certification, not only will the organizers be able to assess and improve their sustainability performance, but you will also be able to identify which races comply with sustainability requirements and you will learn insights on how to contribute to these standards. Thanks to the information gathered during the event and your help, we will be closer to turning the Green Trail Concept certification into a reality.

And what is Green Trail Concept?

Green Trail Concept is a project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, that seeks to incorporate environmentally, socially, and ethically sustainable practices in the management of mountain running events, by integrating principles of environmental protection, inclusion, and social justice.

The project engages trail running event participants, audiences, sport organizations, and public administrations in taking more sustainable actions oriented at reducing the impact on natural environments, protected areas, and their surrounding social and economic landscape.

But… wait! What are the impacts of trail running? Do trail running events really leave a footprint on the places where they are celebrated?

Trail running can be very beneficial for the hosting communities, but it can also cause harm to the mountain ecosystems in various ways. But don’t worry, negative impacts can be easily mitigated while simultaneously increasing the positive opportunities that trail running presents. It’s all in our hands! Check out these infographics and learn how we can contribute:

How can you participate in trail running’s sustainability through Green Trail Concept?

Come to the Green Trail Concept stand in the Salomon Ultra Pirineu, in Bagà, this September 29th and 30th. You will be able to learn more about the project and the actions that have been put in place to make the Salomon Ultra Pirineu more sustainable. We will take the opportunity to gather your feedback and point of view on the sustainability of the race. Furthermore, to support local communities, in the stand you will find an assortment of gastronomical products from local producers, as well as information on the local services and products that the area can offer you. But this is not all! We have prepared something quite special: you will have the chance to participate in a raffle to win a t-shirt signed by the one and only world trail running champion Kilian Jornet! To participate, you just need to fill out a short form with questions regarding sustainability that will help us identify the environmental footprint of the Salomon Ultra Pirineu. Just come and sign up in the stand or through the following link, and we will send you the questionnaire for participation after the race!

So, are you ready to race and protect the mountains?

We will be waiting for you!

See you there!

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