One more year, the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin, the major adventure in MTB of the world, continues its sustainable trajectory thanks to the campaign TITAN LIFE, reaffirming the engagement with the population and the Moroccan territory with the purpose of instauring several measures to arouse the participants to reach that the pass of the caravan is sustainable and respectful with the environment.
For this reason, ASO-MKTG/ASO, the organization of the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin, push this program as a priority to minimize the impact and to be able to preserve the landscape and the environment of the different Moroccan zones where the race passes through. A broom truck of the organization has the task of gathering all the residues generated throughout the 6 days of the race and to recycle them later, wasters generated so much in the camps as well as in the Hydration Stations placed in every stage, taking all the packings that are facilitated to the riders.
Another measure promoted by the organization with the purpose of dirty the minimum the tracks, paths and the desert, is that each rider must mark with his race number, before starting and being verified by the organization, all his objects which dispose of non-returnable packings, as energetic snacks, gels or other plastic non- degradable elements. A measure that appears in the regulations. If the organization finds any packing, the participant will receive a penalty of time.
Moreover, once a stage is finished, the staff will remove all the rests of signposting that guide the riders through the route.
For this edition 2018 of the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin, two new actions will be carried out; the implantation of a team of 3 persons and the truck Titán Life in the different camps during all the race to gather the residues and the garbage generated by all the groups of the race; staff, participants, guests…
This way, the organization of the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin engages with the environment and generates awareness in the participants, through indications in the camps about the care and respect for the environment.
Programs for a better future
The sustainable campaign Titan Life not only represents short-term benefices for the territory, it also bets for a future development. A sample is the program Titan Solidario, created in the first edition, in 2006. It has several solidary actions destined to the Moroccan people under the claim “Return to hear to return to live”. RPM-MKTG, together with the Foundation Repsol, GAES Solidaria and GARMIN, they have pushed this project to attack the auditive problems of the inhabitants of the zone where the race passes.
In this edition a new action point will be created with the purpose of improving the education and the sports recourses to approach the population to the practise of sports and the benefits that the physical activity gives.