Running 4 Climate and Cycling 4 Climate

In Netherlands, the fifth edition of the Climate Classic, hosted by Cycling 4 Climate, and the first Klimaatmarathon, or Climate Marathon, hosted by Running 4 Climate, will take place on Show Your Stripes Day 2024.

Taking the climate stripes as their identifying mark, the organizers say the Climate Marathon, is a metaphor for the climate crisis, an enormous effort that requires patience. Climate Classic is a cycle tour from Breda to Groningen, taking place “along the future coastline of the Netherlands if sea levels continue to rise due to climate change.” The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute advise that sea levels have already risen by 20 centimetres since 1900. There is a risk of another 2.5 meters being added this century.”