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2015 Sustainable Tallahassee Trash Dash 5K

November 14, 2015


This year was the FIFTH year of our Trash Dash 5K Run!  And this year was the first year for our race to be chip-timed - a great advantage for runners.  And another perfect day for a race!

We are once again indebted to Leon County for partnering with us to provide facility support at the cross country track at the Apalachee Regional Park on Apalachee Parkwayand and to Gulf Winds Track Club for logistical support. 

We especially thank our event sponsors for their generous financial support and commitment to Sustainable Tallahassee’s mission.  Our sponsors enable Sustainable Tallahassee to continue our quest to make our community a healthy model for sustainability, and we are truly grateful.




David Yon wrote a great article about the race with wonderful references to Sustainable Tallahassee’s mission, published in the Tallahassee Democrat.  Be sure to read it here: 2015 David Yon Trash Dash article in Democrat TLH.pdf

And Herb Wills followed with another terrific article about the race, including some play-by-play of the winning runs – read it here: 2015 Herb Wills Trash Dash article in Tallahassee Democrat.pdf. Many thanks to David and Herb for creating more interest in the Trash Dash!

Want to see how your race results compared with other runners?  You can find a list of runners and their times on the Gulf Winds Track Club website HERE.  99 crossed the finish line!

Be sure to also check out Fred Deckert’s race photos of the event and  the runners. Find them HERE

And here’s a “Greening Our Community” article Sustainable Tallahassee published in the Tallahassee Democrat prior to the race:  http://blogs.tallahassee.com/community/2015/11/05/greening-our-community-do-it-for-sustainability/



             Gingy Sampson, Women's Master Winner
            Michael Martinez, Men's Master Winner
            Ricardo Estremera, Overall Male Winner - in 15.10!
            Not pictured: Tara Rooney, Overall Female Winner


Some of our fav runners - happy to be within steps of the finish line:


Tom Taylor, ST board member



 Katie Harris, Full Earth Farm

(photo credit for these three: Fred Deckert)


Bryan Desloge, Leon County Commissioner

         Much appreciation goes to:
Ed Bettinger, ST board member and committee chair, Jim Davis, ST’s Executive Director, 
Stew Parsons,  former Board Member, Tessa Schreiner & the outstanding Leon County crew, 
and the many volunteers who came out early to help.

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