Hell of a Good Day: Dances with Dirt 2022 Sustainability Report

It was a pretty good day in Hell for Dances with Dirt this year. A brief rain in the morning turned into a cool overcast day, with the sun peeking out occasionally. A perfect day for solo and relay ultras in the woods. The big change from 2021 was relocation from Halfmoon Lake to CampContinue reading “Hell of a Good Day: Dances with Dirt 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”

Peace, Love, and Zero Waste: Run Woodstock 2022 Sustainability Report

Run Woodstock: a weekend of peace, love, music, and running. And one heck of a lot of work for the staff, including the Green Team. I enjoy the vibe, live music, and passion of the runners, despite long hours and the inevitable nasty surprise or two, like last year’s pile of bags at the HogContinue reading “Peace, Love, and Zero Waste: Run Woodstock 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”

Swim to the Moon 2022 Sustainability Report

It was raining when the Green Team arrived at Halfmoon Lake for the 2022 Swim to the Moon, an entirely swim-based event featuring distances from a half-mile up to 10K. Quite a few of the over 700 people who registered didn’t show. “Guess they were afraid they’d get wet,” the announcer said. But those didContinue reading “Swim to the Moon 2022 Sustainability Report”

A Little “Lighthouse” Work: Bay to Beacon 2022 Sustainability Report

Bay to Beacon is a new race (second year) along Lake Huron in Alcona County. The main event is a point-to-point half marathon from Negwegon State Park to Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. A 5K and 10K are also offered, starting and finishing at the lighthouse. With such a picturesque and unspoiled setting, it’s only natural thatContinue reading “A Little “Lighthouse” Work: Bay to Beacon 2022 Sustainability Report”

Running Between the Vines 2022 Sustainability Report

Wine in the morning isn’t the most usual thing, but toss in some running, food, and live jazz, and you get Running Between the Vines, which took place as usual at Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson, MI. This event is always a challenge for the Green Team, with the need for stations in several distinctContinue reading “Running Between the Vines 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”

Grin and Beer It: Oberun 5K Sustainability Report

If you “beer it” they will come… The Oberun – a beer party with a 5K thrown in – takes place at Wiard’s Orchards in Ypsilanti. The always-popular event hadn’t been run since 2019, for reasons we’re all aware of, but people hadn’t forgotten what a good time it is. And once again, beer salesContinue reading “Grin and Beer It: Oberun 5K 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”