Hudson Crossing Triathlon works through FitPlanet to make the race as green-friendly as possible. This also ties into the mission of Hudson Crossing Park, which is “To tie environmental responsibility to economic revitalization, and to engage people of all ages in making informed choices for a sustainable future.”
Here are some of the practices we’ve included:
- 100% online registration
- Offered packets in re-useable mesh drawstring bags- great for produce storage.
- Ensured 80% of all marketing and participant communications are facilitated through email or Web site updates instead of paper mail.
- We’ve used hybrid pace cars provided by our local Toyota dealer: New Country Toyota.
- Provided environmental education as part of expo and/or race-day presentations.
- Recruited a “Green Team” and had lots of ideas about how to improve our recycling and composting efforts – not only for this race next year but for all Park-sponsored events.
- Hudson Crossing Park actively invited volunteers to join the Park’s development, and collected donations.
- Fresh, locally-grown apples from the local orchard were served to athletes as part of the post-race food.
Here are some opportunities to “go green” with respect to the Hudson Crossing Triathlon:
Consider sharing a ride to and from the race. To find others who are offering rides or looking for rides to the race, visit Rideshare.us and look up the race using the code “HCTriathlon”. Race participants (athletes, spectators and volunteers) can post a ride or follow-up on an offer.
Clothing and Shoe Recycling/Reuse
We’ll be offering drop stations on-site for clothing and/or shoes that you want to donate. Old running shoes and apparel can be recycled and/or contributed to charity organizations. You’re also welcome to bring new or slightly used clothing and shoes.
You can calculate your carbon footprint as you travel to and from the race. Use this calculator to tally up your total mileage/carbon impact, and then make a corresponding donation to NativeEnergy, which finances the construction of community-based renewable energy and carbon reduction projects.