Tenerife Bluetrail is an example of sustainability

15 keys that show that the Tenerife Bluetrail is an example of sustainability


  1. The course of the race has been modified in compliance with the guidelines of the Teide National Park technical staff.   
  2. Every area of the park has been considered for carrying capacity and safety standards.
  3. Since the race was first held, the number of participants has been limited in order to respect the sensitive environment in which it takes place.
  4. Specially protected natural areas are safeguarded against any kind of degradation that could be caused by runners.
  5. Aid stations are equipped with containers for separate collection of waste.
  6. Runners are provided with cloth bags.
  7. Runners who pass through Teide National Park with trekking poles must use rubber pole tips.
  8. Energy bars and gels are marked with the runner’s bib number. Any improperly discarded wrapping results in the runner’s immediate disqualification.
  9. Runners must provide their own drinking cups.
  10. Implementation of the Best Practices Guide for Mountain Running Races in Protected Areas.
  11. The organization provides group transportation to the starting point of the race. This was used by more than 1,400 participants last year.
  12. An impact study (zero footprint) of the race was conducted in 2012 and the findings were compensated by reforestation of an equivalent amount in square meters.
  13. Shoreline cleanups.
  14. Adoption of measures to reduce plastic use.
  15. The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.