Once again we had perfect weather for our annual Trash Dash 5K Cross Country Run - this year was out ninth year to hold this Sustainable Tallahassee fundraiser event at the Leon County cross country track at Apalachee Regional Park.
Our Trash Dash run is designed to call attention to the amount of stuff we throw away - 40 percent of our food production is food waste, and our landfills are full of plastics and packaging that won't biodegrade. There is much we need to do to reduce the amount of consumables, single-use plastics, and packaging that get tossed out.
It's fitting that our Trash Dash is held at the Leon County Apalachee Regional Park - the park is our local covered-over landfill that reached capacity years ago.
Read this "Greening Our Community - Trash and Trophies" article, by Demian Pasquarelli, ST Executive Director, to learn more about this race and its purpose and history.For a race summary read Herb Wills' article about this year's Trash Dash
This 5K Cross Country run supports the sustainability initiatives that Sustainable Tallahassee advances in our community. Thanks sincerely to our race sponsors and to Gulf Winds Track Club for officiating all our races since the very first one in 2011. And thanks to Ed Bettinger, ST board member, and Demian Pasquarelli, Executive Director, and many volunteers for the behind-the-scenes logistics it takes to set up and conduct a race. You can find the race results HERE.
This event is for serious competitive runners and also for for families and groups of friends - there is room for all! The Trash Dash is a perfect fall event that has become a local tradition.