They bill themselves as 'Minnesota's Green Race' and attempt to make all parts of it earth friendly - from the time keeping using solar power to the cups used in the race bio-degradable.
While I support that mission, there's a limit to how much emphasis one can go in that direction. One instance of going to far was our race numbers being made of bio-degradable sun flower seeds. Pin those to a thousand plus runners with high humidity and rain half way through the race and you get a thousand runners finishing the race wearing 4 safety pins on their shirt and no numbers.
This is an example of too much of a good thing, since those numbers ended up on the ground throughout a 13.1 mile path through Richfield.
It's the thought that counts, though, and here's hoping more races embrace the Eco-Friendly effort.
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