We are proud to receive Silver Certification in our inaugural year of the Runner’s World Half Marathon and Running Festival. It’s important to reduce the environmental impact of road races, bringing runners together to celebrate our sport in a way that is as sustainable as possible. Our staff and our partners hope to become even greener at the next Runner’s World Half in October.
So said David Willey, SVP/Editor-in-Chief of Runner’s World, published by Rodale Inc.
To be sure, David and the Runner’s World team have a lot to be proud of. They are just the second first-time event to earn certification from the Council. As I said in the press release:
Organizing a first-time running festival, including 5K, 10K, half marathon and kid’s races is a huge challenge in itself. To add the significant challenge of producing the events in a socially and responsible manner, and documenting the effort is truly remarkable.
A complete copy of the press release is available for download in PDF format here.