Sustainability Report: RF Events Super 5K 2017

Date: February 5, 2017 Event company: RF Events, Ann Arbor MI Location: Novi High School, Novi MI # Attendees: 2,000 runners Zero Waste Team volunteers: 5 (plus 3 more at takedown/cleanup) Race Overview The Super 5K is held every year on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. As it’s usually cold, runners gather inside NoviContinue reading “Sustainability Report: RF Events Super 5K 2017”

Plastic at Races: How You Can Keep It Out of the Landfill, or Worse

Man, is there a lot of plastic at running events. It’s hard to beat the convenience of a disposable water bottle after a race. You’re hot, tired, and above all, thirsty. If they’re holding out a water bottle and the finisher’s medal together, guess which one I reach for first. Plastic has its advantages. It’sContinue reading “Plastic at Races: How You Can Keep It Out of the Landfill, or Worse”

HPR Mission

Running is good for people. It should be good for the Earth, too! Happy Planet Running is dedicated to providing affordable and sustainable Zero Waste services to local race events. HPR promotes and supports running events that are environmentally friendly, energy frugal, and as waste-free as possible, while providing a great experience for everyone involvedContinue reading “HPR Mission”