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”

Run Scream Run 2022 Sustainability Report

Run Scream Run brings Halloween to the running community a bit early, but while it’s still pretty warm and the fall colors are just getting established. And it’s a great excuse to get in some exercise with cider and donuts afterward. The event offers a 5K and 10K in the orchard and nearby pathways, concludingContinue reading “Run Scream Run 2022 Sustainability Report”

Ann Arbor Marathon 2022 Sustainability Report

The Ann Arbor Marathon is an event Tree Town residents and fans can be proud of. Showcasing some beautiful nature areas and the Huron River, the race has also been Zero Waste since 2017. The 2022 event took place on a cool, gorgeous October morning, and over 1,400 runners took on a 5K, 10K, halfContinue reading “Ann Arbor Marathon 2022 Sustainability Report”

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”