Our “zero waste” 5k race will take place on Sept 12th at 7:30 am in scenic downtown Venice. The course will feature 2 loops on the city’s famous canopy tree-lined road.
The race will start and finish at Daquiri deck and Centennial Park and include a post-race party with a beer garden, food (including vegan options), live music and awards.
Our main goal is to raise awareness in the running community (and non-running community) regarding being more environmentally responsible.
This means no single-use water bottles, plastic goodie bags (or other items that just end up in the landfill) and the water stops on the course will be supplied with reusable silicone cups that will be collected, sanitized and reused. We will also be using areca palm leaf plates which decompose in 6-8 weeks.
Compliments of COVID, we had time to construct our own composting system so any leftover food waste, napkins, Areca palm leaf plates and bamboo utensils will be placed in compost. Please take advantage of the designated compost bins for your unused food waste and plates/napkins. You will receive a souvenir silicone finisher cup when you cross the finish line which you can then fill with water from our multi use water system or beer from the beer garden.
Your race shirts will be made from a combination of rPET (the type of plastic that can be recycled and provides a market for recycled plastic) and sustainably grown organic cotton.
There will be a bin to drop off your race bib as they will be reused and/or recycled.
The majority of our proceeds will be donated to a local environmental charity/non-profit which we will annually rotate. This year we have chosen Reef Rovers, a local beach and underwater clean up nonprofit. If you want to learn more about environmental waste please visit our website www.enviroracing.com