Grupo Argos is present at the Green Race 2019
2/20/2019 9:35:59 AM
Medellin, February 7th, 2019. At the Pontificia Javeriana University in Bogota, we launched the V version of the Green Race. The event was carried out along with the forum on "The importance of joint work for the environmental development of the country. Everyone united for the forests in changing the future of the country's forests. " The event, which has been ratified as the most important athletic and recreational competition in the country for the conservation and restoration of forests, invites Colombians to run for this cause on February 17 in Bogota. The event is led by the Natura Foundation and supported by Grupo Argos.
Among the attendees were the Grupo Argos Foundation’s Conservation Director, Maria Camila Villegas, as well as Elsa Matilde Escobar, Executive Director for the Natura Foundation, Ana Alejandra Jimenez, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Banco de Bogota, Natalia Zuleta , Marketing and Innovation Director for Gimnasio Fontana and Fabiola Suarez, Director of the Corporacion Ambiental Empresarial.
"Supporting initiatives such as the Green Race confirms our commitment to caring for biodiversity. Events like these become a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of our forests and to work together in achieving great results. At Grupo Argos we are constantly seeking to lead and support strong actions to achieve environmental conservation because we are aware of the global environmental challenges and of the country. We want to contribute to challenges such as: climate change, deforestation and the protection of water resources, "said Maria Camila Villegas, Grupo Argos Foundation’s Conservation Director.
During the event, there was also a symbolic tree planting activity where runners from previous races took part in. Likewise, a yoga and stretching exercise was carried out as a preparation activity for the race that will take place in the Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park.
About the Race
• This is the first race to be certified with the 'Gold Green Race' standard, by the Council for Responsible Sport, in Latin America.
• This year the goal is to plant 18,000 native species trees, which means each participant will plant three trees.
• The race has three modes: competitive 10Km, individual recreational 3Km and family recreational 3Km.