Women Run the D 2022 Sustainability Report

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”

Getting it Right: T-Rex Triathlon 2022 Sustainability Report

The T-Rex Tri is the fourth and final sprint triathlon in the RF Events T-Rex series. It’s the most challenging race of the series for the Green Team, as it gets dark more quickly, but there is still the same amount of work to do for takedown and cleanup of the race area. Everything seemsContinue reading “Getting it Right: T-Rex Triathlon 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”

A “Spirited” Event: Ugly Dog Tri 2022 Sustainability Report

(Ed. Note: “Ugly Dog” is the name of a distillery in Chelsea which sponsored this event. No dogs were slandered during the running of this race.) The Ugly Dog Tri is the second event which transitioned this year from Epic Races to Tris4Health, the other being the Waterloo G&G bike race earlier in the year.Continue reading “A “Spirited” Event: Ugly Dog Tri 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”

Red, White, Blue, and Green! 2022 Firecracker 5K Sustainability Report

After a year at Briarwood Mall, this year’s July 4 Firecracker 5K returned to Fourth and Liberty (!) in downtown Ann Arbor. Also back, per tradition, was the hot dog division (eat four hot dogs in 76 seconds, then run the 5K), and a Twinkie division, too. Fortunately, there were no “cleanup on Liberty Street!”Continue reading “Red, White, Blue, and Green! 2022 Firecracker 5K 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”

Tri Goddess Tri 2022 Sustainability Report

A perfect morning at Portage Lake for a swim/bike/run, or variations thereof. And it was fun seeing all the kids out there supporting their moms! We set up the Zero Waste station near the food and beer tents, and put All Waste boxes at each end of transition, swapping them out now and then. WeContinue reading “Tri Goddess Tri 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”