IY joins the EcoRun
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed an agreement at its Madrid headquarters to support the Carrera por el Medio Ambiente (Race for the Environment), also known as the “EcoRun”. The event, holding its seventh edition in 2017, will take place on 4 June at Madrid’s Casa de Campo.
The EcoRun is one of the most emblematic events held in Spain on the occasion of World Environment Day. The seventh edition of this event, which takes place in Madrid’s Casa de Campo park every year, coincides with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, a global campaign led by the World Tourism Organization. With the slogan “Travel. Enjoy. Respect.”, the International Year aims, among other things, to make both tourists and the rest of the population aware of the importance of caring for the local environment and culture when visiting a destination.
World Environment Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly through a resolution adopted on 15 December 1972. Since 1973, it has been celebrated every 5 June, the same date as the opening of the 1972 Stockholm Conference, whose central theme was the environment.
Participants will be provided with a timing chip, a commemorative technical shirt, a runner’s bag, as well as free massage and podiatry services, coat check, raffles and children’s entertainment.