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”

Peace, Love, and Zero Waste: Run Woodstock 2021 Sustainability Report

I had a feeling things were going too well. It was Sunday morning, the final day of Run Woodstock, and the bags of waste from the Saturday night aid station cleanup were fewer than usual. And I had a good crew coming to assist with the final sorting and takedown. Things were looking up! RunContinue reading “Peace, Love, and Zero Waste: Run Woodstock 2021 Sustainability Report”

Sustainability Rocks! Run Woodstock 2019 Report

A weekend of peace, love, music, and running, Good vibes and good weather made for a groovy time, as 2,000 runners and campers got their hippie on. Lemon James belted out the Hendrix-style national anthem as usual, and the trails hosted race distances from 5K up to 100 miles. A rocking weekend also meant aContinue reading “Sustainability Rocks! Run Woodstock 2019 Report”

Lots of Love and Running, Not Much Waste! Run Woodstock 2018 Sustainability Report

The music was grooving, the weather was cool, and the trails were in top condition. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a weekend of camping and trail running! And so it proved for this year’s Run Woodstock at Hell Creek Ranch. But with a record number of campers, could the Zero Waste Team stay onContinue reading “Lots of Love and Running, Not Much Waste! Run Woodstock 2018 Sustainability Report”

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

Billed as, “a weekend of peace, love, music, and running,” Run Woodstock is the largest RF Events race of the year. It also generates the most waste of the year, with enough work to keep the Zero Waste team busy from setup on Thursday through takedown on Sunday. In 2016 we achieved 88% landfill diversionContinue reading “Peace, Love, and Zero Waste: Run Woodstock Sustainability Report”

Sustainability Report: Run Woodstock 2016

Date: Sept. 9-11, 2016 Event company: RF Events, Ann Arbor MI Location: Hell Creek Ranch, Pinckney MI # Attendees: approx. 2,000 Zero Waste Team volunteers: Varied Race Overview Run Woodstock is the largest RF Events race of the year, with distances from 5 miles to 100 miles and everything in between. It’s also a weekendContinue reading “Sustainability Report: Run Woodstock 2016”