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”

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”

Flirt with Dirt 2022 Sustainability Report

Here’s a report from Ellen of Pink Elephant Events, who graciously covered Zero Waste for me at the Flirt with Dirt trail races earlier this year. Thanks, Ellen, and great job! One reason for the low overall waste total was that this race is cupless, part of the RF Events commitment to sustainability through reuseContinue reading “Flirt with Dirt 2022 Sustainability Report”

A “Wonder-ful” Event: Canton Liberty Run 2022 Sustainability Report

A perfect day to run the RF Events Liberty run at Heritage Park in Canton. Runners could choose a 5K, or 10K, or both (the Liberty Slam), and enjoy the rest of the Liberty Festival afterward. And Wonder Woman sang the national anthem! The Zero Waste station was set up near the finish line, whereContinue reading “A “Wonder-ful” Event: Canton Liberty Run 2022 Sustainability Report”

Epic Races – The Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 2021 Sustainability Report

The Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot takes place at Hudson Mills Metropark, on a paved path with some challenging slow climbs. Runners can choose the 5K, 10K, or the “Iron Turkey” option for those brave enough to run both. There is also a one-mile kids run and a 200-yard dash for the youngest runners. TheContinue reading “Epic Races – The Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 2021 Sustainability Report”

Run Scream Run 2021 Sustainability Report

Run Scream Run returned to Wiard’s Orchards after a year hiatus, and the Haunted Village was scary as ever. Attendance, at around 700, was about half the usual total but still had its share of colorful costumes. Some group had held a party the previous night, and the ground was littered with tiny liquor bottlesContinue reading “Run Scream Run 2021 Sustainability Report”

One, Two, Three…Scrumpy Skedaddle 2021 Sustainability Report

Back at Almar Orchards for the RF Events Scrumpy Skedaddle, featuring incredible organic hard cider, and a pancake breakfast provided by Chris Cakes of Michigan. And where I either reached a new high in Zero Waste, or a new low. Depends on your point of view. Here’s a chance to test your estimation skill. HowContinue reading “One, Two, Three…Scrumpy Skedaddle 2021 Sustainability Report”

Flirt with Dirt 5K/10K Sustainability Report

This event represented a first for Happy Planet Running – leaving the Zero Waste station unattended for an entire race. Yes, perhaps a more fitting title for this was Flirt with Disaster, but I don’t get to name the races. I’m just the Trashman. How did this come about? A very fortunate event – theContinue reading “Flirt with Dirt 5K/10K Sustainability Report”

Snapshot Sustainability Report: Leftovers Run

A race to use up leftovers from other races! What a concept! Runners got their choice of a 5K, 10K, or 15K and received bibs, shirts, and finisher medals from random events. Plus French toast (made with leftover bread), cider, and hot chocolate. All that with Zero Waste, of course!

Epic Races A2 Turkey Trot Sustainability Report

It’s turkey time again, and runners are getting an early start on burning off the calories. Hundreds of runners and their families showed up on a chilly morning to run a 5K or 10K, (or even both) and enjoy some pumpkin spice pancakes. And this year’s event was “greener” than ever, with a reduction inContinue reading “Epic Races A2 Turkey Trot Sustainability Report”