The EcoTrail Paris® assumes its role of pioneer for the organization of eco-responsible events
Committed since its creation in reducing its emissions to fight against global warming, the EcoTrail Paris® is the pioneering event for eco-responsible practices in sport. For example, the organization has considerably reduced waste by making the reusable cup and the waste bag mandatory for all participants regardless of the race format. This is also 1.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided, i.e. the equivalent of a Paris-New York return trip, with the provision of "responsible" supplies or another 47 kg of CO2 emissions avoided thanks to food donations and the recovery of textiles recovered by the EcoTrail Paris® teams in the field. (Find out more https://urlr.me/CTv9B)
For this 14th edition, the EcoTrail Paris® will no longer offer a "finisher" t-shirt to participants.
In many ways, 2021 is a special year, and the organization is keen to imagine outdoor sporting events differently with a model that is even more virtuous and respectful of our environment.
This "souvenir gift", even if it has symbolic value for some, remains an object that more often ends up in the back of a cupboard among many other running t-shirts. As such, the EcoTrail Paris® believes that it can still offer a successful and responsible racing experience for all participants. Also, the organization does not prefer to offer a textile product to its participants as long as all the guarantees of production are not met.
The EcoTrail Paris® is aware that this is a strong decision that will create frustrations and discontent among all participants but remains convinced that this choice becomes essential at this stage of development. Other events are already supporting this choice, such as the Grande Course du Paris Express, which has decided to follow this approach.
In addition, the organization wants to rely on local production with local players. All the purchases are planned to make the actors of the social and solidarity economy work in Ile-de-France. Also, the organization will offer organic, local and seasonal refueling for the runners. More information to come on this.
The EcoTrail Paris® hopes that past and future participants will support this decision and that it will be a source of inspiration for many event organizers.
For more information, visit the EcoTrail Paris® blog.
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About EcoTrail Paris®
Créé en 2008, l’EcoTrail Paris® est une course nature écoresponsable accessible à tous les pratiquants. Elle met en valeur le milieu naturel et culturel francilien en s’inscrivant au coeur des préoccupations du respect de l’environnement. L’événement propose une offre variée de trails, longues et courtes distances, mais également des marches nordiques et randonnées. L’EcoTrail Paris® est depuis 2021 le premier évènement sportif du dispositif Sport Planète élaboré par MAIF.
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Created in 2008, EcoTrail Paris is an eco-responsible nature race accessible to all runners. It highlights the natural and cultural environment of the parisian region by being at the heart of environmental concerns. The event offers a variety of long and short distance trails, but also Nordic walking and hiking. Since 2021, EcoTrail Paris is the first sporting event of the "Sport Planète" Program.