The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K took place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 17, 2016, and the race produced almost no waste. Gazelle Girl was able to divert more than 1,800 pounds of the event’s waste away from the landfill, which equals out to roughly 97.5 percent of the event’s total waste.
At the event, there were compost, recycling and garbage containers spread throughout the event space. In addition to those efforts, John Ball Zoo received about 150 pounds of food, and Sole Sisters picked up discarded clothing along the race route.
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The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K was bigger and better than ever in 2016. The event is unique because it’s for women only and because it produces almost no waste.
Gazelle Girl was able to divert 97.5% of waste from the event away from landfills. That equals more than 1,800 pounds of waste. They provided containers for compost, recycling, and some trash at the event.
Sole Sisters picked up clothes that were tossed along the route. John Ball Zoo received about 150 pounds of food.