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Jan
30
Sat
Go GREEN Winter Beach Run 5 Mile
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Winter Beach Run is going GREEN!

With the help of Beaches Go Green, a local non-profit focused on environmental education, we are committed to reducing the footprint of the 2020 Winter Beach Run and we’re asking you for your support!

You can help by joining us at the Going Green Winter Beach Run and support our efforts to Go GREEN. We will be providing recycling bins for every trash bin, as well as a compost bin for compostable food waste; so please put your waste in the proper bin. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Beaches Go Green to help with other local Go Green efforts.

Runners are the most health-conscious groups in the world so we should be the group most dedicated to the health of our planet. Some of the practices we’re implementing this year include eliminating the following:

  • Single use plastic water bottles given out at the end of the race
  • Single use plastic bags used for goodie bags
  • Paper entry forms – please register online or at 1st Place Sports in-store kiosks
  • Paper results – live results will be posted online as race progresses

Some additional efforts include:

  • Providing aluminum water bottle with race logo to all finishers
  • Providing compostable and Biodegradable paper cups at water stations
  • Providing reusable goodie bags
  • Providing recycling and compost bins
  • Practicing conscious purchasing decisions to reduce waste as much as possible
  • Donating left-behind shoes & clothing
  • Repurposing left over food by sending excess to local homeless shelter

*Beaches Go Green, a non-profit based out of Jacksonville Beach, FL, aims to spread awareness and education about the waste that we produce and how it affects the environment, particularly the consumption of single use plastic. BGG’s vision is that through awareness and education, people will make small “green” changes in their lives that add up to BIG things. If you are interested in getting involved or donating to support BGG’s education programs, please direct inquiries to www.beachesgogreen.org

Due to the current Covid crisis race entries will be limited and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

The following Social Distancing Guidelines will be in place during the event.

  1. No day of race registration.
  2. Day of race packet pickup will be limited. Please adhere to the six foot spacing guideline and wear a mask when picking up your packet. We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day.
  3. Please wear a mask when you can not adhere to the 6 foot spacing guideline.  Masks are required at the start and finish.
  4. Race will be started in waves of  100 people.  You must choose your starting wave during registration. Potential award winners should try to run in the early starting waves.
  5. Once you have finished the race please respect the 6 foot social distancing spacing and wear a face covering.
  6. The race will not have an awards ceremony or post-race celebration.  Awards may be picked up at awards tent on race day or a 1st Place Sports, Baymeadows the day after the race.
  7. Bring you own water if you want to be extra safe. We will have water in cups at the start and half-way point.
  8. Hand sanitizers and masks will be available at the Sanitation tent near the start/finish.
  9. If you feel ill or have a fever, do not come to packet pickup or to the race.
  10. To maximize social distance we recommend that you not arrive for the race more than 30 minutes prior to your start time unless you are coming for the stretch classes.
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