Press release about Rally Stoholm - April 5, 2023

Rally Stoholm wants to be even greener

The race should not only set high sporting standards

In the last weekend of September, the third edition of Rally Stoholm will be held in the area around Fjends. Like the first two editions, the race counts towards the Danish Super Rally Championships, and it will once again be a rally that helps to set the green agenda in Danish motorsport.

"This year we want to be an even greener rally," says Jeannette Kvick from the organizing group behind Rally Stoholm.

"Last year, we planted apple trees on the common area in Tastum in cooperation with a number of associations, and all the material that the participants received before the start of the race was not packed in plastic bags but in mule bags instead. And the participants will have to bring them with them this year, so they can fill them up again. We expect to print our route book on recycled paper, and we have already reduced our paper consumption as most of the ongoing information to the participants is not on paper, but via the Sportity app. But we're not stopping here."

Immediately after last year's Rally Stoholm - which received great praise from both active participants and the audience - the organization group started planning this year's edition. And the work here has not only consisted of creating a top-class sporting event. More sustainable motorsport has also been a regular agenda item at the planning meetings.

"Rally Stoholm will offer speed with care for the environment and nature and with a focus on sustainability in everything we do," explains Jeannette Kvick.

"This year we want to focus on waste sorting. The participating rally teams cleaned up after themselves at the service area at SP Moulding and the Leisure and Culture Center in Stoholm, but instead of everything ending up in small combustibles, this year there will be source separation. We are in the process of finding a solution so that the waste produced by the participants can be delivered in the fractions processed by Viborg Municipality. Similarly, the plan is also that we, in collaboration with our various catering partners, can also make an effort here and have waste sorting at the large public venues."

A detailed roadmap for the race's sustainability efforts is not yet ready. And this is not because this year's Rally Stoholm will not take place for another six months.

"We are very open to good ideas and input that can help make Rally Stoholm even greener," says Jeannette Kvick. "We are rally people, and there is probably something that is right up our alley that we have overlooked, so we would like to hear from everyone. We are also working on beautifying the Fjends area in collaboration with local associations as a counterpart to the well-known Wild at Heart activities."

Captions (photos may be freely cited with attribution):

The rally people use nature - but the participants and organizers behind Rally Stoholm also want to preserve it (photo: Kim Jepsen).


Apple trees were planted in the run-up to last year's Rally Stoholm, with outgoing MEP Kristian Pihl Lorenzen doing the digging in Tastum (photo: Morten Alstrup).