This race is celebrating its 7th year of a green race supporting the environmental education programs of Wood Lake Nature Center. Wood Lake is the oldest municipal center in the Midwest and provides three educational field trips to Richfield students K-6 each year. This race makes sure that these public school children can go to the nature center.
All food is organically sourced and local. Leftovers go to needy families.
We compost all waste. We no longer provide plastic bottles. The composted material is about 1/2 a container full. We do provide waste containers for waste brought by runners.
We used to give each runner a plastic water bottle full of water, (Dasani) now we just give them tap water from compostable cups. We have eliminated alot of our paper reminder cards and now request emails so that we may communicate electronically with runners.
Event is held outdoors
Priority parking for carpoolers
This year MTC bus company will give FREE rides to those who have registered for our race. A special carpool lot has been set up near the START LINE.
We have decided to go with American made t-shirts which are made from recycled bottles for our runners. Last year we ordered 2 years worth of cloth bags for our runner bags, another sponsorship opportunity.
The saving of 20,000 cups from landfills.
Keeping the sorting at the Finish Line something that very tired, sweaty runners can follow.
Very well, the first year they didn't like the corn based cups, but we changed that.
ABSOLUTELY>. we can and will do even more..its out planet you know..we must not hurt it while trying to save a nature center.
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