GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) 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.
Environmental friendliness has been an initiative from the start and a major focus of what Gazelle Girl is and who Gazelle Sports is as a company.
If you’re ready for your next race, Gazelle Girl and the Fifth Third River Bank Run work together to provide a dual medal or charm if you complete the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and Fifth Third 25K or the Gazelle Girl 5K and the Fifth Third 5K.