Throughout the years, many changes have taken place to move the event towards a more environmentally sustainable future.
Signs & Printing: Each year fewer entry forms, posters and other printed materials are produced - when they are, more print media has utilized vegetable based inks and recyclable paper.
Race Bags: Virtual race bags and the distribution of event information online has largely replaced printed materials. E-newsletters and social media have greatly assisted in this process.
On-Site Waste Management: The introduction of recycling receptacles in 2007 has had a profound impact on the low carbon foot-print of the event.
Event Shirts: Each year, excess event shirts are donated to worldwide organizations and eliminating potential waste.
Gear Check: Gear check bags at the event are re-usable for a multitude of purposes after the event.
Timing Chips: Here's a big one - Each year, between 8,000 and 10,000 timing chips are recycled and re-used by the event.