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Due to COVID-19, we have implemented safety protocols that include increased sanitation, safe physical / social distance considerations and the use of individually packaged food and beverage options. These efforts work toward mitigating the risks associated with coronavirus transmission at large scale events. For the 2020 event, some sustainability initiatives are modified to adhere to these added safety measures.
Track Shack Events received Gold Level Certification by the Council for Responsible Sport for the 2018 OUC Orlando Half Marathon and Lake Eola 5k. This official third-party verified certification was earned by successfully implementing 45 of the best practice standards offered in the Council’s certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting events.
Track Shack Events and OUC believe that sustainability matters at work, play and at home. Together, we can reduce the environmental footprint of the half marathon and 5k by focusing on the three key areas listed below.
• Using clean H2OUC from hydrants to serve runners and walkers along the route reduces the need for 2,700 plastic gallon jugs and 6,000 single use plastic bottles. Beginning in 2019, no single-use plastic bottles are offered at this event.
• Volunteer waivers are electronic – eliminating 200 pieces of paper
• Online registration (71%) – eliminating over 4,500 pieces of paper
• e-Race Packet – with final race info, course map and deals - eliminating 75,000 pieces of paper
*Cups will be available.
• Capturing and sorting plastic bottles, plastic film, paper and cardboard; collecting food items for composting.
• Collecting used running shoes at Track Shack for our partners Sneaker Seekers; an organization committed to ‘tying our community together one lace at a time’.
• The largest part of our event's carbon footprint is travel to and from the race. For $5, you can offset the carbon footprint of your travel. By choosing to offset the carbon footprint of your travel, you are supporting locally-crafted, meaningful carbon offsets from We Are Neutral.
• T-shirts - Recycled polyester material, printed locally with sustainable phthalate-free inks.
• Portable toilets – Use toilet paper and paper towels made of 20% post-consumer recycled fibers; vendor uses non-toxic deodorizer
As part of our Sustainability Matters, read more and feel good about our partners’ innovative sustainability initiatives.
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