Bonfyre Trail Fest 2021 Sustainability Report

A chilly fall morning, with the promise of fires, live music, food, and beer later on? Sounds like a perfect setup for a trail run. And so it was, with 750 athletes traversing various distances on the DTE Energy Foundation trail system near Chelsea. Naturally, we had to make sure it was all environmentally friendly,Continue reading “Bonfyre Trail Fest 2021 Sustainability Report”

The Classic Returns: RF Events Trail Marathon Weekend 2021 Sustainability Report

April 24-25, 2021 – Pinckney Recreation Area, Silver Lake After over a year, RF Events returned to live races this month with its longstanding (34 years) classic trail marathon, and HPR was there to support the newer tradition (5 years) of making the race Zero Waste. Due to park restrictions, attendance was limited to 300Continue reading “The Classic Returns: RF Events Trail Marathon Weekend 2021 Sustainability Report”

How I Failed a Cupless Race

All right, I’m just going to come out and say it right here. I failed my first cupless race. Yes, me. Mister Zero Waste, owner of an event sustainability company and decrier of our current throwaway society. Here I will confess all, so you can learn from my sad experience and avoid similar shame.

No Scare Here! The Legend Run 2018 Sustainability Report

Another beautiful day for trail races at Sleepy Hollow State Park, and while the Headless Horseman was nowhere to be seen, there was another terrific Zero Waste result.

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”

Don’t Just Toss Those Old Race Clothes!

Look, I get it. I’ve run plenty of wet, sloppy trail races. You expect a mess, so you bring along an old pair of shoes you intend to “retire” immediately after the race. You cross the finish line, change into clean and dry clothes, have a celebratory banana and beer, and then into the trashContinue reading “Don’t Just Toss Those Old Race Clothes!”