Martin’s Run by Martin’s Hotels is a sport competition, but it is also the expression of a philosophy. The ambition to combine the pleasures of clean air, physical exercise, well-being, nature and a family outing… and all this in the context of an initiative driven by an eco-responsible attitude and the desire to interact with the community. We do this by putting together an event that will be as eco-friendly as possible, and by providing a contribution to charitable, educational and humanitarian organisations, most of which work with children and youth.
In practical terms, Martin’s Run is:
A race during one day that combines sports and festive activities, entirely compensated in terms of carbon footprint (compensation by CO2Logic)
A donation made to charities
The organisation of an event with partners who, just like us, are committed to the environment and sustainable development
A will to reduce waste
Healthy catering and refreshments with a priority given to organic, local and seasonal produce
The beneficiary charities:
La Ferme de la Hulotte
Education Sans Limites
Jane Goodall Institute
Our sustainable actions
More than just a race, Martin’s Run is a way to inform the participants and their relatives about Martin’s Hotels sustainable project, Tomorrow Needs Today, and to encourage them to take action together.
Discover our sustainable actions for Martin’s Run 2019:
Support humaniarian and social organisations:
This year we give you the opportunity to support one of the 4 organisations below by making a donation of €2, €5, €10 or more when registering for the run:
La Ferme de La Hulotte
Jane Goodall Institute
We are proud of our efforts. They make a difference to local communities each day in Belgium and Africa. Our vision is a healthy planet where people make compassionate choices to live sustainably and in harmony with each other, the environment and other animals.
Education Sans Limites
The association is made up of a multi-disciplinary team comprising, among others, three orthopedic trainers who ensure the pedagogical monitoring of the projects for the inclusion of the children. Their role is to support the teachers who are involved in the project and to support the children in their learning process.
The projects run up to now have led to very positive results for the disabled children but also for the other children. These projects actually develop a greater awareness and a better understanding of disability.
Surfrider Foundation Europe
Focus on local partners:
Some local partners will be present at Martin’s Run and will offer their services or help:
Refreshments with Biostory
Thanks to our partners and charities, several activities will be organised withing the nursery and outside on the lawn:
Several activities will be organised by the charities we support, outside on the lawns:
– hook a duck/rubbish with Surfrider Foundation
– rubbish collection for the more motivated ones with Surfrider Foundation
– a Q&A activity with Jane Goodall Institute
– building a small bugs hotel with Jane Goodall Institute
– (more to come)
Zero waste goal :
Once again this year, Martin’s Run strives to reduce waste throughout the organization of the event and this through several actions:
A better management and sorting of waste:
– Waste collection after the race.
A focus on the reusable & sustainable:
– Distribution of useful and sustainable lots as far as possible ;
– Using water bottles, camelbak, biodegradable cups ;
– Investment in reusable race number (bought in 2018).
An optimum reduction in the amount of waste:
– Avoid waste at refreshments ;
– No medal or t-shirt for the race ;
– Reduction of the number of plastic bottles : provision of water fountains where participants can fill their water bottles or camelbaks.
Well-being of staf and participants :
Participating in the Martin’s Run means enjoying a fun time in harmony with nature, in the green surroundings of Genval and around. Running is above all a pleasure, a state of mind, and, especially, a wellness pledge rather than a performance. A moment to share with family, friends or colleagues, … Healthy and good for you, running puts your body in action and develops your cardiopulmonary abilities. Introduce yourself to practice without forcing yourself! We make every effort so that participants can fully appreciate this experience :
Tips for an optimal run are available several weeks before the run on our website and our Facebook page.
Streching & massages
Respect for the environment :
The Martin’s Run is a sporting event in the open air, taking advantage of the surrounding nature, in a serene and pleasant setting to exercise. Together, let’s take care of nature and respect the fauna and flora that surround us!
Respect for green areas
Soft mobility solutions
The countdown has started!