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Do you know what Plogging is?
MEANING AND ORIGIN
Plogging is the practice that combines outdoor exercise with waste collection.
The word comes from the union of the English word “jogging” (physical exercise at a moderate and constant pace) and the Swedish expression “plocka upp” (meaning “pick up”).
Plogging athletes are known as ploggers.
Although plogging was officially born as an organized activity in Stockholm, Sweden, and ended up spreading to other countries since 2018, in Spain we have been doing it since 2015 when to collect the rest of the supplies along the 100k from Madrid to Segovia , we recruited a group of ecological athletes to help us in this work. Since then the ploggers are an integral part of our organization.
Plogging can be practiced alone or in a group and at any age. During our Plogging activities, we make waste collection points available, duly separated and differentiated.
To practice plogging it is recommended to bring:
Sports or comfortable clothing: that allows us to walk, run and bend down to collect waste at the same time.
Gloves: for hygiene and safety, to protect our hands from sharp objects.
Bag: to deposit all the waste found. If possible, carry several bags where you can make a selection of waste during the tour and at the same time differentiate it.
Benefits of Plogging
Feeling useful awakens positive emotions that affect our mental and general well-being.
Physical exercise improves blood circulation, lung capacity, helps tone muscles and keep weight in shape.
By practicing Plogging, you contribute to keeping your environment and the planet clean.
THE SOUL OF OUR EVENTS
Volunteers are people who take time away from their families to help strangers meet their challenge or have a nice day.
Volunteers put will, smile and good faith in everything they do. It's like handing over a bottle of water like putting reflex on a twin that hurts.
The volunteers sometimes have more enthusiasm than the runner himself, they spend hours in the mountains and do not complain; They take pictures and give them away. They ask you if you are doing well and they worry about you.
After many years of organizing events, the feedback we have received about the volunteers has always been positive. And the volunteers? What do you think of all this?
We have asked some of them...
- A fantastic experience.
- I was delighted to see the race inside.
- I felt part of the challenge.
- Long-distance runners are heroes, I love to see how they reach their goal.
- I want to help and cheer on the runners because when I run I like to be cheered on.
- This year I can't run, but I would like to be able to help as I have been helped so many times.
If you want to live the experience of being a volunteer, if you have a family member who runs, if you are a runner and this year you cannot sign up for one of our races…. Write us through the form ->