Go Green! - "Race Without A Trace"
Endurance Magazine is committed to improving the environment and reversing the negative impacts on climate change. To that end, we are rolling out the “Race Without A Trace” initiative that will serve as a basis for all events to empower and enable our collective communities to embrace positive change in our attitudes toward environmental sustainability. Our production plan includes an evaluation of every aspect of our events business to identify where waste and carbon impact can be minimized.
Our role in this endeavor is to create as much influence as possible – via those who participate in our events as well as other event producers – ultimately creating agents of change across our endurance sports community.
All of our efforts will be chronicled here on our “Race Without A Trace”/ Go Green! website to be used as an example of ‘Best Practices” for event directors and businesses across our region and beyond.
Perpetual Progress for “Race Without A Trace” best practices
We welcome you to join us in creating a more sustainable community.
PRIMO WATER supports race without a trace by sponsoring all SIX 2010 endurance magazine events!
Primo Water, based in Winston-Salem, is the first nationally-available bottled water whose bottle is made of plants, not crude crude oil.
Endurance Magazine & TerraPass Collaborate on offsetting carbon
Endurance Magazine’s Race Without A Trace initiative is proudly supported by TerraPass. Endurance Magazine purchases carbon offsets from TerraPass in order to balance out the many tons of CO2 that are emitted as participants drive to and from the race, as well as packet pick-up.
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"Race Without A Trace" events for 2010 include:
Tar Heel 10 Miler & Fleet Feet Sports 4 Miler
Ramblin Rose Women Only Triathlon Tour - Event #1
Ramblin Rose Women Only Triathlon Tour - Event #2
Ramblin Rose Women Only Triathlon Tour - Event #3
"Race without a trace" BEST PRACTICES
- Produce ALL Endurance Magazine events with a carbon-restorative strategy by offsetting more than enough CO2 per event participant via TerraPass.
- Minimize impact of packet pick-up process:
- Utilize a Digital Race Bag
- Provide course map kiosks at packet pick-up, versus printing individual copies.
- Maximize use of paperless marketing strategies such as email newsletters and digital advertisements on televisions located in the facilities of sponsors, host venues, etc.
- Across-the-board messaging reminding participants not to litter on the race course.
- Provide portable toilets that use eco-friendly deodorants, solvents, and chemicals.
- Provide post-race water via large (reusable) water coolers versus individual plastic bottles.
- Recognize the eco-friendly efforts of clients, partners, sponsors, and other businesses.
- Compost leftover event food and paper cups used for water when possible.
- Minimize the purchase of overly packaged race day refreshments.
- Provide trash cans and recycling bins at each event.
- Assign “Master Recycler” volunteer roles to those individuals responsible for sorting recyclables and maintaining a clean race site during the event.
- Implement reusable event day signage.
- Rent, borrow, share, or reuse event equipment when possible.
- Allow athletes to opt out of free event handouts such as t-shirts, hats, bottles.
- All race apparel to consist of environmentally-friendly fabrics and screening inks.
- Influence MORE events to adopt "Race Without A Trace" best practices.