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"Our medals are made of wood": in Cormeilles, the Trail de la Calonne preserves its environment


Highlights: The third edition of the Trail de la Calonne will take place on June 11. Organizers are trying to reduce the ecological impact of the race. The trophies are made locally and the catwalks are made from old barrels. Participants are asked to bring their own water bottles to the mid-course refreshment station, so as not to have disposable cups scattered along the paths. The race is open to young people and the winners of the Junior, youngest and chick races will receive a wooden medal engraved on birch boards.

Between locally handmade trophies, reuse materials and waste reduction, the organizers of the third edition of the Trail de

You can't call yourself "Sport et Nature de la Calonne" without thinking about limiting the ecological impact of your race. In Cormeilles (Eure), the organizers of the Trail de la Calonne, of which this is the third edition, are working hard to achieve this goal.

"We want to do as much as possible in ultra-local and with recycled or biodegradable materials," explains Nicolas Courbet, president of the association. "Like last year, we called on a local craftsman, this time Cyril Goutil, master stained glass artist, to make the trophy." The wood comes from old barrels of the Busnel distillery, from where the race leaves and arrives, and the glass is worked directly in the workshop of the Cormeillais craftsman.

Water bottles, not cups!

For this edition, the Trail is open to young people and, again, we manufacture locally: "Each finisher of the Trail from 10 to 14 years old will receive a wooden medal that two members of the team have engraved on plywood birch boards, thanks to the Fablab of the Filature des possibles, details Nicolas Courbet. It is a workshop available to the public that has just opened in Lisieux with wood engraver, 3D printer ... And volunteers then spent a good afternoon sewing the ribbons. »

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If everything is not perfect, it is also time to reduce waste. "At the mid-course refreshment station, nothing is individually wrapped and participants are asked to come with their water bottle so as not to have disposable cups scattered along the paths," continues the organizer. "And among the stands present in the race village, we also call on local companies that we know are sensitive to environmental issues, such as the Sagesse brewery in Breuil en Auge."

Even the catwalks are handmade, from old barrels. This Sunday, June 11, they will welcome the winners of the Junior, youngest and chick races and the 8.5 and 16km adult courses.

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Source: leparis

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