The Fourth Annual SWA Run AWAY 5K on Sunday, April 8, 2018, celebrates the harmony of industry and nature with a trail run/walk that brings 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 SWA's Renewable Energy Park. (www.SWA.org/Trails)
Registration fees are: • Early Bird - $25 from Oct. 9, 2017 - March 25, 2018 • Procrastinator’s Registration - $35 from March 26, 2018 - April 5, 2018 • Race Day Registration - $40 • Community/School Group (4 or more) - $20 each • Children 12 and under - $15
All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative race medal and race shirt. 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 SWA Run AWAY 5K, all are welcome to enjoy self-guided tours of the SWA's award-winning Renewable Energy Facility 2 and LEED Platinum Education Center.
Packet pickup for the SWA Run AWAY 5K will be on Thursday, April 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fit2Run Store in the Wellington Mall. Runners can also pick up their packet pickup the morning of the race.