As race organisers we have a responsibility to our participants but also to the environment. Here are some measures we are taking to reduce the environmental impact of the race…

T-Shirts
From 2022 we will no longer be providing a race t-shirt by default to all participants. Since this race began in 2011, there have been approximately 15,000 t-shirts produced for the event, which comes at a huge environmental cost. We understand that for many people the race top is important so they will be available to purchase separately if desired. However, long term we can’t justify the continued production of thousands of t-shirts.

Medals
For 2022 we are looking at the option of a wooden medal instead of metal.

Plastics
It is very hard to completely escape the use of plastics at events but we have significantly reduced the amount we generate by making sure that medals are not delivered individually in plastic bags, switching to biodegradable water bottles (even though we still aim to collect 100% of the bottles used by participants) and using recycled materials where possible.