Hell is a wetter place than I’d imagined. At least this year’s Dances with Dirt in Hell, Michigan, was wet. The races (50K, 50-mile, and relay) began on time, into a steady rain that lasted until after 10 a.m. The skies cleared in the afternoon and it warmed up, but the post-race area remained saturated,Continue reading “(Rain) Dances with Dirt – Hell 2021 Sustainability Report”
A wet, dirty run through the wilderness. Not your idea of how to spend a fall Saturday? How about pizza, beer, and live music afterward? Plus you can wear exotic costumes and give your team a raunchy name. Welcome to Dances with Dirt, Hell edition! This very popular event creates a lot of waste, mostContinue reading “A Long, Dirty Day: Dances with Dirt Hell Sustainability Report”
The 10th annual Swim to the Moon was, for the athletes, and the charitable camp the race supported, a really good day. It went swimmingly, one might say. Behind the scenes, things were a bit less serene. A full race field combined with a shortage of volunteers made for a long morning for everyone, includingContinue reading “In the Deep End: Swim to the Moon 2019 Sustainability Report”
This race has it all. Solo ultras, a 100K relay, beer and pizza at the end, … and a long day for the staff, including the Zero Waste team. The past two years, the rush of people all leaving at once has overwhelmed the Zero Waste team with rapidly filled bags of beer cans andContinue reading “A Day in Hell: Dances with Dirt 2018 Sustainability Report”
Another excellent Zero Waste result from an Epic Races event, with lower trash and an improved diversion result.
A great day, a well-run race, live calypso music, food, and beer! What could be better? Not too much, except having almost no trash on top of it!
“This is the best race EVER!” a woman excitedly told me at the Zero Waste station. “You guys thought of everything! And recycling, too!” Realistically, the Zero Waste program at Swim to the Moon played only a small part of a very well-run event. Most of her thanks belongs to the first-rate staff of EpicContinue reading ““Best race EVER!” Swim to the Moon Sustainability Report”