Race for the Cure

Event Overview
Location (City/Venue)
Mall of America
Number of Attendees
46,000 estimated
Date of Event
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Organization Hosting Event
Brief Background on Event
Walk/Run event to raise money for breast cancer research. The Mall of America parking lot is used to gather participants and is the start and finish of the race. There are tents set up for information and some vendors have food such as yogurt and bananas. The tents are set up the night before and are down and gone by noon the next day.
Food Practices
Required safe food handling practices
Will consider these options for next year.
Waste & Recycling
Waste Management Methods Used
Trash Disposal
Volume (cubic yards/tons) of Waste Managed
43.32 tons
Program Audiences
Recycling - Vendors/Exhibitors
Recycling - Event Participants
Additional Info
Trash Disposal: 22.86 Recycling: 20.46 Allied Waste provided 100's of cardboard trash boxes that were placed in the lot and along the course. Each location had one for trash and one with a top for recycling. Vendors and volunteers were instructed where to put trash and recycling in 12 largely labeled 30 yard roll off boxes when event was over.
Travel and Transportation
Location Selection
Held event at a venue easily accessible by transit
Additional Information

Light rail station located at event.

Volume of waste diverted from trash through recycling/organics collection
20.46 tons
Cost savings experienced from implementing green initiatives
What has been your biggest challenge in terms of green initiatives at your event?
Need tall volunteers to throw into roll offs