RF Events Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 2022 Sustainability Report

This year’s downtown Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning had the best weather for the event in the six years I’ve worked it. And I had a crew of five assisting me! After a year of scrambling for help, this was something to be truly grateful for. Runners start at Liberty St. and Fourth Ave., andContinue reading “RF Events Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 2022 Sustainability Report”

Cold Turkey: The Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 2022 Sustainability Report

Well, the weather gave us a rude awakening here in Michigan. Literally overnight we went from 60-degrees and sunny to 30 degrees and overcast, and it looks like we’re gonna stay that way a while. But the plunge from summer to winter (what happened to fall?) didn’t deter our hardy runners from coming out toContinue reading “Cold Turkey: The Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 2022 Sustainability Report”

2022 Bonfyre Trail Fest Sustainability Report

What’s a “bonfire” event without fire? Still a good time, as it turns out. The Bonfyre Trail Fest this year took place as scheduled, but due to high winds fires were not allowed, nor could the Green Team put up a canopy to protect us from the expected rain. Fortunately the rain was brief andContinue reading “2022 Bonfyre Trail Fest Sustainability Report”

Run Scream Run 2022 Sustainability Report

Run Scream Run brings Halloween to the running community a bit early, but while it’s still pretty warm and the fall colors are just getting established. And it’s a great excuse to get in some exercise with cider and donuts afterward. The event offers a 5K and 10K in the orchard and nearby pathways, concludingContinue reading “Run Scream Run 2022 Sustainability Report”

Ann Arbor Marathon 2022 Sustainability Report

The Ann Arbor Marathon is an event Tree Town residents and fans can be proud of. Showcasing some beautiful nature areas and the Huron River, the race has also been Zero Waste since 2017. The 2022 event took place on a cool, gorgeous October morning, and over 1,400 runners took on a 5K, 10K, halfContinue reading “Ann Arbor Marathon 2022 Sustainability Report”

Hell of a Good Day: Dances with Dirt 2022 Sustainability Report

It was a pretty good day in Hell for Dances with Dirt this year. A brief rain in the morning turned into a cool overcast day, with the sun peeking out occasionally. A perfect day for solo and relay ultras in the woods. The big change from 2021 was relocation from Halfmoon Lake to CampContinue reading “Hell of a Good Day: Dances with Dirt 2022 Sustainability Report”

Women Run the D 2022 Sustainability Report

Happy Planet Running returned to Women Run the D for the first time since 2019, with 2020’s reason obvious, and Pink Elephant Events stepping in last year to help me with a schedule conflict. This event celebrates the strength of women and girls, and in particular those who have survived major health challenges. Two andContinue reading “Women Run the D 2022 Sustainability Report”

Peace, Love, and Zero Waste: Run Woodstock 2022 Sustainability Report

Run Woodstock: a weekend of peace, love, music, and running. And one heck of a lot of work for the staff, including the Green Team. I enjoy the vibe, live music, and passion of the runners, despite long hours and the inevitable nasty surprise or two, like last year’s pile of bags at the HogContinue reading “Peace, Love, and Zero Waste: Run Woodstock 2022 Sustainability Report”

Getting it Right: T-Rex Triathlon 2022 Sustainability Report

The T-Rex Tri is the fourth and final sprint triathlon in the RF Events T-Rex series. It’s the most challenging race of the series for the Green Team, as it gets dark more quickly, but there is still the same amount of work to do for takedown and cleanup of the race area. Everything seemsContinue reading “Getting it Right: T-Rex Triathlon 2022 Sustainability Report”

Swim to the Moon 2022 Sustainability Report

It was raining when the Green Team arrived at Halfmoon Lake for the 2022 Swim to the Moon, an entirely swim-based event featuring distances from a half-mile up to 10K. Quite a few of the over 700 people who registered didn’t show. “Guess they were afraid they’d get wet,” the announcer said. But those didContinue reading “Swim to the Moon 2022 Sustainability Report”