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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 Green Trail Concept stand, 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.

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!

Originally published on the Green Trail Concept website.

Release date: 08 Sep 2023

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