If you’re looking for a race that’s a little different, look no further than the Green6.2 eco-friendly 5k and 10k on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
The race kicks off at 7:45am and winds through the neighborhoods surrounding CityCentre, finishing with a fantastic post-race party and kids K race.
Brian Jones, who started the Green6.2 event with Graham Schooley, his partner at RA Sports Management, says “Our focus is our sustainability and environmental awareness. We’re really amazed at the amount of participation. Not the number of people who were there, but the amount of people who were interested in what we were doing. People asking, ‘What else can we do?’”
The Green6.2 team follows practices outlined by the Council for Responsible Sport. They strive for zero waste, providing compost and recycling bins at the event; they ask all vendors and sponsors utilize environmentally conscious materials. With paperless registration and virtual race bags, they eliminate much paper waste, and compostable cups at the water station further reduce trash.
In its 8th year, the Green6.2 is the race hosted the longest at CityCentre. Jones says that while the environmental awareness is a huge aspect of the race’s popularity, “The course is amazing. And it’s just a great family event with the after party, the DJ out on the plaza, people just hanging out. The venue is great.” To register for the race visit www.green62.com.
Can’t make it out on April 15? Sign up for a virtual race. Walk or run your own 5K or 10K, submit proof of completion, and receive all the great swag race attendees collect the day of including a shirt, medal, bib and certificate of completion. This is the first year a virtual Green6.2 is being offered.