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On October 12th, 2014, Shelby Farms Park will be hosting the greenest race around for the second year in a row: the Greenline Half Marathon.

Natalie Wilson, Events +Programs Manager for SFPC, recognized the impact and waste that events can create and made it her mission to improve event sustainability. She focused first on the Greenline Half Marathon because of the 13.1 mile impact and its focus on funding the upkeep of the trail that has helped spur green transportation in the city.

Natalie started conversations with the Council for Responsible Sport, a group dedicated to helping organizations make their events more SUSTAINABLE, in February of 2012, and had received their certification by December of the same year. By undergoing the their ‘ReSport Certification’ process, Natalie was able to divert 92% of would-be race waste from landfills. Below is a list of all the inventive changes Natalie implemented to make our Greenline Half Marathon stay true to its name.”

You can view a full list of the waste elimination initiatives here.

Register for this race here, and find Shelby Farms on Facebook and Twitter.

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