Twin Cities in Motion

Sustainability


Organizing its events in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner is important to Twin Cities In Motion. Here are some of the ways our events are mindful of the Twin Cities environment.

 

  • Twin Cities In Motion uses Virtual Event Bags -- rather than plastic bags stuffed with paper fliers.

  • We recycle used Mylar Heatsheets.

  • We use water from fire hydrants on the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, Relay & 5K and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon courses -- sparing the use of more than 15,000 plastic gallon jugs of water per year!

  • We have recycled over 11,500 pounds clothing dropped on Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend through WearEver Recycling.We donate our leftover race shirts.

    • 2015: 3458lbs

    • 2014: 3375lbs

    • 2013: 2200lbs

    • 2012: 2500lbs

  • We use only compostable cups at all races.

  • We recycle 95% of all waste generated from our race courses and more than 85% of all race-related trash.

  • We recycle unused medals.

  • We seek partnerships with vendors committed to sustainability. One of our local sign printers, Pictura Graphics, uses environmentally-friendly printing practices, for example.