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”

The Flagship Race Rocks On! Trail Marathon Weekend 2022 Sustainability Report

Cupless races rock. That pretty much sums up the Zero Waste effort at Trail Marathon Weekend this year. A great weekend of running out in nature, and minimizing our environmental footprint. Pretty hard to top that. Back in 2016, this was the first Zero Waste race RF Events put on, thanks in large part toContinue reading “The Flagship Race Rocks On! Trail Marathon Weekend 2022 Sustainability Report”

Fyred Up! Bonfyre Trail Fest 2019 Sustainability Report

What’s a good way to handle a chilly fall morning? Warm up with a good trail run, then stay warm next to a fire with beer and s’mores. All done in an environmentally sound manner, of course! So the Zero Waste team was on site to compost and recycle as much as we could. TheContinue reading “Fyred Up! Bonfyre Trail Fest 2019 Sustainability Report”

The Legend 2019 Sustainability Report

Our third cupless event of the year, with over five hundred runners out on the trails on a warm morning. Did anyone lose their heads over it? Not that we could see!

Great and Getting Better: Trail Marathon Weekend 2018 Sustainability Report

Despite lousy weather in 2017, Zero Waste at Trail Marathon Weekend improved significantly from 2016, cutting landfill waste in half and improving diversion from 90 percent to 95 percent. Could we improve even more on this in 2018? We did indeed! Read on to find out how we did it.

Happy Trails: The Legend races achieve 97 Percent Diversion

An absolutely perfect morning for a race at Sleepy Hollow State Park, and another great Zero Waste result. (Pictured: our race director holding the single bag of trash from a 650-person race.)

Flirting with Zero! Flirt with Dirt achieves 99% Diversion

ONE BROKEN PINT GLASS. One discarded race bib. A few strands of masking tape. A few odds and ends. That was it for trash. Sustainability Report: Flirt with Dirt 2017 Date: June 3, 2017 Event company: RF Events, Ann Arbor MI Location: Lakeshore Park, Novi MI # Attendees: 500 runners Zero Waste Team volunteers: 3Continue reading “Flirting with Zero! Flirt with Dirt achieves 99% Diversion”

Trail Marathon: A Great Anniversary Present

Happy Anniversary to RF Events! Despite the threat of lousy weather, the races went on, and the results were great both for the runners and for the environment. See below how we did vs. our very first Zero Waste event at this race last year.