In Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, held in 16th of November 2014, participant athletes have donated saplings in voluntary basis during marathon expo, and a “Commemorative Forest” has been created with the help of Ağaç A.Ş. - a subsidiary company of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality-.
“Commemorative Forest” consists of 5000 saplings and also helps to protect lakes and watersheds. For this reason, planting has been done around Büyükçekmece Lake.
This environmentalist project that organization committee has given a start in 2014 will continue within the frame of social responsibility of Vodafone Istanbul Marathon in the upcoming years too.