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”
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Downtown Ann Arbor Turkey Trot Sustainability Report
Despite a chilly rain, the downtown Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 5K and kids run took place on schedule, with a good crowd on hand. And despite the conditions, the Zero Waste Team had its best Turkey Trot to date, with less than one pound of landfill!
Celebrating Moms and Mother Earth: Ann Arbor Goddess 2019 Sustainability Report
A 5K on Mother’s Day to promote fitness, fight cancer, and celebrate motherhood ought to be equally respectful to our planet. And the event’s Green Team was equal to the challenge, putting in an effort we hope our Moms would be proud of!
Greening Up in March! Ann Arbor Marathon Sustainability Report
What’s one way to clean up Ann Arbor? Hold a marathon! For this year’s Ann Arbor Marathon, the Zero Waste effort not only left the start/finish area cleaner than we found it, we did the same with the course! From a Saturday plog to a true team effort on Sunday, we “greened up” our fairContinue reading “Greening Up in March! Ann Arbor Marathon Sustainability Report”
Stuff Turkeys, not Trash Bags! Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Sustainability Report
What’s one way to really appreciate a hot Thanksgiving Day dinner with family and friends? Run a cold 5K in the morning! This Thanksgiving Day 3,400 runners toed the line in downtown Ann Arbor for a turkey trot and warmed up with cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate afterward. So despite hand and feet-numbing cold, theContinue reading “Stuff Turkeys, not Trash Bags! Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Sustainability Report”
Cold Turkey? Epic Races Turkey Trot Sustainability Report
The metropark was covered in snow from the night before, but the Turkey Trot went on as scheduled, and some folks were brave enough to earn an “Iron Turkey” by running both the 5K and 10K. But there was hot food and a wood-burning stove waiting to warm up the runners, and the Zero WasteContinue reading “Cold Turkey? Epic Races Turkey Trot Sustainability Report”
Hear Them Roar! Detroit Women’s Half Marathon Sustainability Report
What happens when you take 1,000 women, give them coffee and chocolate, and blast the Katy Perry music? A half marathon breaks out! Would the Zero Waste team pick up enough of that energy to stay on top of the trash? Read on to find out!
Sustainability Report: Pi Day 5K 2017
Date: March 14, 2017 Event company: Epic Races, Ann Arbor MI Location: Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter, MI # Attendees: 300 runners + staff + spectators Zero Waste Team volunteers: 4 Race Overview The Pi Run is an annual event held on 3/14. Its name celebrates both pi, the number, and pie, the food. About 250Continue reading “Sustainability Report: Pi Day 5K 2017”