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”

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”

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”

Nothing “Shady” Here! Island Lake Triathlon 2022 Sustainability Report

The first Epic Races triathlon for 2022 took place on a gorgeous morning with good water conditions. Several race options are offered, from mini-sprint to Olympic distance, with hot food, ice cream, and Smooj hard smoothies at the finish. Everything seemed to go smoothly, with no hidden trash cans to surprise me at the end.Continue reading “Nothing “Shady” Here! Island Lake Triathlon 2022 Sustainability Report”

A Very Nice Tri: 2022 Stegosaurus Tri Sustainability Report

Summer triathlon season kicked off around here with the Stegosaurus, the first in the T-Rex series of sprint triathlons. This was about as smooth an event as I’ve been a part of. The weather was perfect, water temperature comfortable, and everything seemed to go well, including the Zero Waste effort, with less than half aContinue reading “A Very Nice Tri: 2022 Stegosaurus Tri Sustainability Report”

T-Rex Triathlon Sustainability Report

The 2021 triathlon season is over at RF Events, and a successful one despite the ongoing uncertainty. And there was no doubt about the Zero Waste success, with every event achieving over 95 percent landfill diversion. Of the four triathlons in the T-Rex series, this one is the most challenging because it gets dark beforeContinue reading “T-Rex Triathlon Sustainability Report”

Battle of Waterloo 2021 Sustainability Report

What’s better than a triathlon – a three-stage swim/bike/run event? How about a ten-stage swim/bike/run event? Over a hundred athletes thought it was a good idea. And what’s even better than that? A ten-stage event that goes Zero Waste, of course. And such is the Battle of Waterloo, so-called because it traverses the trails, roads,Continue reading “Battle of Waterloo 2021 Sustainability Report”

Pterodactyl Triathlon Sustainability Report

The third triathlon in the RF Events T-Rex series kicked off on a beautiful evening in the Island Lake Recreation Area. While attendance was nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, total waste dropped to its lowest ever – under 100 pounds! Contributing factors include optional, order-ahead T-shirts (reducing packaging), lighter medals with no inner plastic wrappingContinue reading “Pterodactyl Triathlon Sustainability Report”

Ugly Dog Triathlon Sustainability Report

It was hard to tell who enjoyed Saturday’s Ugly Dog Triathlon more – the athletes, or the mosquitoes. Thanks to two weeks of wet weather, the little buggers were out in force, as were some bees. But the Epic Races staff persevered and pulled off another great event! The race followed the same format asContinue reading “Ugly Dog Triathlon Sustainability Report”

Island Lake Tri Sustainability Report

A beautiful day for a triathlon, from mini-sprint to Olympic distance, at the Island Lake Rec Area. And with restrictions lifted, nearly 500 athletes turned out. And the classic Epic Races food was back, with pancakes, breakfast burritos, candy, and even ice cream. The Zero Waste effort would be put to the test! We setContinue reading “Island Lake Tri Sustainability Report”