Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K was founded in 2003 to save
partnership between Wood Lake Nature Center and the Richfield Public
Schools to provide environmental education curriculum to the
student. The race itself has become an opportunity to
environmentally-friendly practices. All materials are either
recyclable, reusable, or compostable, most of the food served at the
event is organic, and every aspect of the race has been considered in
an effort to leave a gentle footprint on the environment.
Director Amy Markle has advised several other races about presenting an
| CARBON CAPTURE GARDEN
capture tons of CO2. That's why we call attention to
Familia Primary School Kanan Kaax Model Teaching Garden in Cayo,
Belize, where they teach kids about hardwood tree gardening. Dominant
Maya forest trees, like Mahogany, Zapote, Jobo,
Chicle, and many others, capture tons of CO2. The garden is
to teach kids the time-honored practices of forest gardening. Photos of students in the Teaching
VIRTUAL RUNNER BAGS
Each runner receives an email with links to sponsor deals made
available only to our registrants.
All leftover food is donated to a local charity.
The UWHM5K is off-the-grid. All electricity required at the
finish line (chip timing and music) is generated with solar power,
thanks to Powerfully Green.
Registration is completely paperless (by phone, walk-in, or
here for registration information.
& SHOE RECYCLING
Bring your old shirts and shoes to the race. USAgain will
collect them at packet pickup (Friday or Saturday) to be reused,
recycled, or reworn. For every pound of clothing collected,
seven pounds of CO2 emissions are prevented.
All race materials are either compostable, reusable, or recyclable
(with help from Waste Management). Water stop cups are made
of compostable sugar cane material, finish line water is served in cups
made of compostable corn material, and other plastic and paper products