On Sunday, April 2, 2017, celebrate the harmony of industry and nature by participating in the Third Annual Run AWAY 5K Trail Run/Walk and help bring awareness to recycling and solid waste issues. Held at the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Greenway Trail System and Education Center, 6751 N. Jog Road in West Palm Beach, this 3.1 mile course will take runners AWAY through cabbage palms, cypress hammocks, marshes and lush pine flat woods, with glimpses of Grassy Waters Preserve and the Renewable Energy Park. (www.SWA.org/Trails)
Registration fees are: • Early Bird - $25 from Oct. 1, 2016 - March 19, 2017 • Procrastinator’s Registration - $35 from March 20, 2017 - April 1, 2017 • Race Day Registration - $35 • School Group (4 or more) - $20 • Children 12 and under - $15
All pre-registered participants will receive a medal and race shirts. Awards will be given to the best times for male and female runners in various age categories.
Proceeds from this family-friendly 5K Trail Run/Walk will benefit the nonprofit Resource Depot (www.resourcedepot.net/) and their efforts to keep reusable resources out of the landfill and put them back in the hands of those who need them in our community.
Immediately following the Run AWAY 5K Trail Run/Walk, all are welcome to celebrate at the free SWA Soiree! The SWA Soiree (www.SWA.org/Soiree) will feature earth-friendly vendors, educational activities, and self-guided tours of our Renewable Energy Facility 2.
Packet pickup for the 5K will be on Thursday, March 30th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fit2Run Store in the Wellington Mall. There will also be a packet pickup the morning of the race but it is preferred to do the packet pickup on Thursday.