Run and smile at the Crosul Padurii powered by Telekom!
ViitorPlus - the association for sustainable development organizes the Forest Cross powered by Telekom, the largest running charity event organized in Romania in support of an environmental project. The event will take place on Saturday, March 28, in the Youth Park. The funds raised from the Cross of the Forest will be used to afforest the degraded lands in the south of the country, through the Children's Forest program. in 2015, the Crosul Padurii is supported by Telekom Romania, through the campaign Movement does well powered by Dolce Sport.
ViitorPlus - the association for sustainable development organizes on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in the Bucharest Youth Park the seventh edition of the Crosului Padurii. The date was chosen in a "special" way in the month of Forest (March 15 - April 15), to sensitize Bucharest residents and not only, on one of the most delicate problems of the south of the country: lack of forests. The event aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and the involvement for the afforestation of at least 10,000 square meters of degraded land in the south of Romania, in areas vulnerable to climate change in Teleorman County, through the program "Children's Forest".
"Through the Children's Forest, we have set ourselves since the beginning of the project to solve two difficult problems: the lack of forests in the countryside and the restoration of degraded lands. We were happy to find out that through the running events, there are people who want to support us. Thus, by paying the tax at the races of the Forest Cross, each participant becomes a donor for the forests of their own children! ”, Says Teodora Palarie, coordinator of the afforestation program, Children's Forest, and event coordinator of the Forest Cross.
The motto of this year's edition came naturally. The "Run and Smile!" exhortation is based on the idea that endorphins released in the body during physical exertion make people more relaxed and happier, as seen by the more than 3000 runners who crossed the finish line at the previous six editions. of the Cross.
“Sport is an important component of our social responsibility programs. For 5 years, we have been promoting movement and sport through our campaign and through our platform "Movement is doing well", with the desire to involve the Romanian public to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle. The Cross of the Forest is an initiative that we are glad to be able to support in this direction, and the increase in the number of participants, every year, gives us confidence that together we can succeed in what we have set ourselves, ”says Ruxandra Voda, Communication Director , the Telekom Romania group of companies.
At Crosul Padurii 2015 there were registered over 1400 runners of all ages, from grandchildren to grandparents and great-grandparents, beginners or animated by the experience, which contributes by running to the afforestation of Romania through the program Forest of children: a young planted and cared for every newborn in Romania.
Besides the extra dose of optimism, the Cross of the Forest returns with news and enriches itself with a race, to the delight of long distance lovers. Thus, besides the children's races, of 500m and 1000m, the popular race that this year measures 5km and that of 10km, in 2015 the organizers start and the Kaufland race of 15km.
Due to the fact that Romania has lost 50% of the forest area in the last 100 years, the most vulnerable area to climate change is the south of the country. Calarasi and Teleorman counties on the list of the least afforested counties at national level, counties in which the organization ViitorPlus, the organizer of the Cros Padurii, has been developing the Children's Forest program for 8 years. started in 2007 under the urge to "Adopt a tree!", the program has contributed so far to the achievement of more than 37 hectares of forest (by planting over 235,000 seedlings) on degraded lands, in the poorly forested counties in the south of the country.
For more details about Crosului Padurii, please visit www.crosulpadurii.ro. and www.facebook.com/CrosulPadurii and we are waiting for you on Saturday, at the event, in the Youth Park (sinca entrance).
The ViitorPlus Association is pleased to invite you on Saturday, March 28, in the Youth Park, to the largest charity running event organized in Romania in support of an environmental project, Crosul Padurii powered by Telekom.
The event aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and the involvement for the afforestation of at least 10,000 square meters of degraded land in the south of Romania, in areas vulnerable to climate change in Teleorman County, through the Children's Forest program.
The event is at the 7th edition, the largest so far, where over 1400 runners are expected. At the races of children and those of 5, 10 and 15 km were registered runners of all ages, from grandchildren to grandparents and grandparents, beginners or animated by the experience, which contributes by running to the afforestation of Romania through the program Forest of children: how many a young planted and cared for every newborn in Romania.
11:40 - 11:50 - heating for children's races
12:00 - children race start
1:00 pm - children race premiere
13:40 - 13:50 - warm up races 10 and 15 km
14:00 - start of races 10 and 15 km
3.35pm - 10km race premiere
16:00 - 15 km race premiere
16:15 - 16:25 - heating race 5 km
16:30 - start the race 5 km
17:15 - 5 km race premiere