RUN IN LYON ENGAGED
As a major event in Lyon, Run In Lyon by Harmonie Mutuelle has a duty to be exemplary, particularly in terms of eco-responsibility and inclusion.
Given that we run in the city, in nature and that we might even be running in protected areas, we must be mindful of the beauty of our environment and do everything we can to preserve it, so that we can continue to enjoy the sport we love.
Sport is a vehicle for sharing core values and, as such, we have a responsibility to pass on these values and make physical activity accessible to all.
For several years, Run In Lyon by Harmonie Mutuelle has been working on its SER (Social and Environmental Responsibility) strategy with the aim of achieving a number of sustainable commitments:
AN EVENT THAT’S OPEN TO ALL
If you are new to running, this is the race for you: a 5km route accessible to all from 16 years old, which combines solidarity, culture and sport. For the first time, Run In Lyon by Harmonie Mutuelle is offering a Charity Run which also allows you to support non-profit organisation Une Souris Verte.
Committed for more than 30 years now, it advocates the inclusion and full participation of children with disabilities or chronic debilitating illnesses in everyday life, so why not sport?
By registering for the event, €2 of the cost of your race bib will be donated to the association, to help them continue their work promoting an inclusive society and enabling children with disabilities to build their own futures.
This year, the Marathoon’s returns to Place Bellecour on 1 October. Absent in 2021, it's back to the delight of children aged 5 to 10 who can come and try their hand at running. Three routes are planned, depending on their age: 400 metres, 800 metres, or 1200 metres. Come and encourage them and give them a boost, because the love of sport and its benefits starts from a very young age!
Registration opens on 29 August here.
For the second consecutive year, Run In Lyon by Harmonie Mutuelle will be the support event for the 10km French Parasport Championships.
We are particularly keen to make this running festival accessible to as many people as possible, which is why we make it our priority to ensure that people with a wide range of disabilities can participate.
Whatever our level, we can all challenge ourselves to take part in a race! Running is easy to get into and requires very little equipment and only some knowledge to get started. It is also an opportunity to share common ground with others, meet new people and break out of your comfort zone, while running at your own pace.
Run In Lyon's primary objective is to enable everyone to find the distance that suits them best and support them through this personal challenge. To do this, we've created various preparation and training guides that will be of great use to you in your quest to run.
Find them here.
A SUSTAINABLE EVENT
Every year, we try to implement new eco-friendly practices and we also want to give you the means to help us in this positive approach !
• Food waste
The positioning of the refreshment points is optimised in relation to the width of the road and the ease of logistical installation (access and waste management).
Your challenge: zero waste on the road !
Our objectives: recycling and reuse.
Properly collected and recycled waste can have a second life. Food waste from the race will be collected and put into compost bins to be recycled. This year, our volunteers will make your job easier by peeling bananas. We will also increase collection facilities and make them as convenient as possible.
Unfortunately, access to city water is limited and does not allow us to use recyclable cups or offer water bottle refilling facilities. However, we are keen to give a second life to our plastic bottles (including the cap), which are already made from recycled plastic (recycled PET). If you put it in the right bin, your bottle becomes part of the circular economy and can become a new bottle.
They are, therefore, infinitely recyclable and you can contribute to this effort by throwing them into the bins identified by targets located on each side of the road at the refreshment points and over the following 700 metres.
Ready, aim, fire !
• Donations to non-profit associations
Any foodstuffs for runners, volunteers or the organisation that are not consumed will be donated to an association at the end of the event.
Naturally, refuelling is a moment you look forward to. To hydrate, recharge your batteries and recover mentally!
We choose our food according to your sporting needs: bananas, dried fruit, syrups, gingerbread. Our choices are also influenced by the seasons and the origin of the foodstuffs. Our priority is to provide you with seasonal fruit and local products or products that are made in France, such as biscuits.
Lyon is a city with an excellent public transport network, and the service will be increased during Run In Lyon by Harmonie Mutuelle! Whether you're heading to Place Bellecour for the race village or Quai Romain Rolland for the start line, you'll have no trouble getting there.
Check how to get there on the day.
If you would rather do your war up by coming to the race by bike, you can leave it at the Vélo'v station on Place Bellecour or in a bike park that will be set up to provide additional bike parking for the weekend of Run In Lyon by Harmonie Mutuelle.
As for the organisational side of things, all the race cars that oversee the runners are 100% electric.