As endurance athletes we are fully aware of the postive aspects to participating in organized events such as 10Ks, triathlons, charity walks, etc.
The "dark" side to organized events that is not always as apparent, however, is the negative impact that events can sometimes have on the environment in general. The lack of recycling efforts, the collective automobile emmisions from the particants commuting to and from the race (and packet pick-up), as well as the littering that takes place along the course are just a few examples of the missed opportunities for events to be truly "green".
While we're not pretending to be perfect by any means, we've done our best to minimize this detrimental impact at our previous events. This year, however, we're making a commitment that will require much more of us. In the process we're hoping to positively influence other individuals, businesses, and especially other events.
Race Without A Trace is our new eco-friendly initiative that will not only set the bar higher for how we produce the events that we own, but hopefully it will inspire other events to follow suit. Better yet, we're hoping to create a collective excitement and sharing of ideas around how TOGETHER we can take better care of our environment.
We're really excited to put ourselves out there by being as transparent as possible. As Steve likes to say, we hope you'll "keep your stones in your pocket" if you identify things that we could be doing better. Instead, send us an email or pick up the phone and we'll carefully consider your input.
Check out our Go Green page now to learn more about Race Without A Trace!