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The Green Team- Runner’s World

The Greenteam is a community for race events, runners and active individuals who care about the environment and a longer and healthier course for the planet. As a member of The Greenteam, you will be given the tools and resources to help shape the world where you live and run, locally and globally. This includes a number of running and sustainability resources from the experts at Runner's World and Nature's Path, including training, opportunities to participate in green-friendly races and tips and tools for living organically. To learn more, visit the Runner’s World Green Team website: www.runnersworld-greenteam.com

Council For Responsible Sport

The Council for Responsible Sport (CRS) provides an independent, comprehensive certification for sustainable athletic events. By defining realistic objectives and providing a framework for achieving them, CRS enables event directors to incorporate environmental responsibility into their events while informing consumers which events adhere to these standards. To learn more visit the Council for Responsible sport website: http://www.resporting.org/.

Athletes for a Fit Planet

Looking to improve the environmental impact of your event?

Fit Planet provides customized environmentally responsible solutions for race and event organizers who produce multi-sport, running, cycling, swimming, and walking events. We focus on four areas:

  1. Reducing waste you send to landfills
  2. Reducing the emissions produced by your event
  3. Leaving the event site cleaner than you found it
  4. Encouraging your sponsors and vendors to adopt environmentally responsible practices

Race Spotlights

Austin Marathon

Organizers of the 2008 AT&T Austin Marathon, are saying that they'll be the first green marathon in the country. The race is part of the Greenteam, a group of races that are making environmentally-friendly changes to their races.

Some of the steps race organizers are taking to reduce the race's ecological footprint include: running everything possible on solar or biodiesel power; encouraging carpools among race participants; urging drivers to purchase carbon offsets; using environmentally-friendly chemicals rather than formaldehyde in the port-o-potties; recycling wherever possible; and offering a finish-line farmers' market featuring organic, locally-grown foods.

Click here to read more about the Austin Marathon.

ING Hartford Marathon

The ING Hartford Marathon was the first to use a 70 ft. water fountain at the marathon finish in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bottles and paper cups used at the end of the race. The fountain was a great success for the athletes and race directors.

Click here to read more about the ING Hartford Marathon.