Camino - Green Runners - Pledge
Updated: Jan 26
At Camino we love six degrees - you know the Kevin Bacon thing. You are always connected to someone, somewhere by a few simple connections.
Added to the wise doctrine that you keep good people close to you and over the years it has always felt powerful to be connected with Dan/Charlotte from ReRun who connected us to TreeNotTees who we then reconnected through Nina (Byrd) and then back again through Nick (Impact Marathons) and then back again through the team at Green Runners.
When Green Runners were born they asked everyone to think about their impact when running. This includes what you were buying (do you need more trainers - can you repair them), how do you travel to runs/races (can you do more locally/ can you make trips less frequent and maximise what you do when you are there) - all the way to how you interact inside of events (we all know about the wastage with plastic water bottles in major marathons and the seventh Hackney Half race tee).
Pledge: The next step Green Runners asked was for you to make a pledge. Publicly share what you were going to commit to - things that would help align with the values of restore, repair and reduce (impact).
If we are honest this hasn't been an easy thing for us at Camino. Yes easy in one way - we do support our partners and we are passionate about what they do and in our efforts to promote them. However we are also a running events and coaching company that engages with many runners who are new to the sport and they might be looking at purchasing kit for the first time, upgrading from road shoes to trail shoes or (like us) be intrigued about product development.