The event, which has become a benchmark on Madrid’s sport calendar, brought more than 3,500 people together in the Spanish capital to say NO to gender violence. Money raised will go to an association dedicated to helping victims.
June 2018, web copy
For the second year in a row, Urbaser has participated in the Hay Salida (‘there’s a way out’) race as a Collaborating Company. This sporting event was organised in Madrid in collaboration with the City Council and the Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality to raise society’s awareness about the gender violence that thousands of women suffer. Already in its 5th edition, the race has become an unmissable event for thousands of runners. It was held on June 10th, covering 5 km past the Puerta de Alcalá, down Calle de O’Donnell, Avenida de Menéndez Pelayo, Plaza de Mariano de Cavia, and Paseo de la Reina Cristina, ending at the starting line on Calle Alfonso XII.
Raising awareness and supporting victims.
The Hay Salida race is an attempt to raise society’s awareness as to the importance of supporting victims, and preventing and reporting chauvinist abuse, which is a goal that Urbaser shares and promotes actively. Profits raised will go to an association helping victims of gender-based violence, which will be chosen by a commission formed by the event’s organisational team.
Through its Equality and Social Commitment Department, Urbaser’s Human Resources Management Team explains, “once again, we are proud to participate in an event as necessary as this one. We at Urbaser would like to thank all the runners for participating in this race against Gender Violence”.
A healthy group of participants showed up to the event, including Urbaser personnel and their families, who came together to show their will to eradicate this serious social issue.
In addition to collaborating as a second-year visible sponsor of the event, Urbaser set up a stand that was highly successful. Here, participants practiced proper waste separation, an action of great importance to the achievement of greater recycled material recovery, and a necessity when it comes to keeping our planet in its best condition.