2022: Year in Review

The final numbers are in! 2022 was another great year at HPR, providing Zero Waste services to 33 events. The summary chart and trend charts are below. As you can see, waste per 100 runners and total waste per event were under the seven-year average, and the landfill diversion rate rose to its highest levelContinue reading “2022: Year in Review”

Ho, Ho, Zero! Holiday Hustle 2022 Sustainability Report

For this year’s Holiday Hustle, I was prepared for anything. Remembering last year’s gale-like gusts, I brought along sidewalls for my canopy and braces for the Zero Waste Station sign, and was prepared to set up next to a building to block the wind if needed. So naturally, as I was so prepared, there wasContinue reading “Ho, Ho, Zero! Holiday Hustle 2022 Sustainability Report”

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”

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”

A Little “Lighthouse” Work: Bay to Beacon 2022 Sustainability Report

Bay to Beacon is a new race (second year) along Lake Huron in Alcona County. The main event is a point-to-point half marathon from Negwegon State Park to Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. A 5K and 10K are also offered, starting and finishing at the lighthouse. With such a picturesque and unspoiled setting, it’s only natural thatContinue reading “A Little “Lighthouse” Work: Bay to Beacon 2022 Sustainability Report”

Running Between the Vines 2022 Sustainability Report

Wine in the morning isn’t the most usual thing, but toss in some running, food, and live jazz, and you get Running Between the Vines, which took place as usual at Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson, MI. This event is always a challenge for the Green Team, with the need for stations in several distinctContinue reading “Running Between the Vines 2022 Sustainability Report”

The Legend 2022 Sustainability Report

What’s better than a trail run through a pretty state park? How about a bike race the next day? The Legend – so named due to its location being Sleepy Hollow State Park – has been a Saturday morning trail run for many years. New for this year was a Sunday morning bike race onContinue reading “The Legend 2022 Sustainability Report”

Pterodactyl Tri 2022 Sustainability Report

The Pterodactyl is the third sprint triathlon in the RF Events T-Rex series. As the course and event area is the same for all of them, the Zero Waste setup and servicing has become pretty routine. The biggest challenge remains getting there during rush hour traffic on Wednesday afternoons. As usual, the main Zero WasteContinue reading “Pterodactyl Tri 2022 Sustainability Report”

Lobster-ific! Triceratops Tri 2022 Sustainability Report

The Triceratops is the second sprint triathlon in the RF Events T-Rex series. And as with the first one (the Stegosaurus), the weather was perfect and things went smoothly. The worst trouble I had was fighting the traffic on US-23 trying to get to the Island Lake State Rec Area. On a weekday afternoon (theContinue reading “Lobster-ific! Triceratops Tri 2022 Sustainability Report”