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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Trail 5K in West Palm Beach raises awareness, funds for recycling

2018 Run AWAY 5K father and son for Macaroni Kid

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Run AWAY 5K raises awareness of recycling and solid waste issues while raising funds for Resource Depot. 

On Sunday, March 31 at 7:30 a.m., families are invited to the SWA Greenway Trail System for a trail run and walk where industry meets nature. They can explore cabbage palms, cypress hammocks, marshes and lush pine flat woods, with glimpses of Grassy Waters Preserve and the Renewable Energy Park. 

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. Not a morning person? Register for the Sleep-In Virtual 5K and receive the same swag as those who ran. 

Register at SWA.org/5K

  • Registration - $30 through March 28 
  • Race Day Registration - $35 
  • Community/School Group (4 or more) - $20 each (after 4 have registered with regular fee) 
  • Children 12 and under - $15 
  • Sleep-in Virtual Run AWAY 5K - $20 

In addition, all participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Palm Beach County Food Bank

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 so families can learn where their trash ends up and how it is disposed. 

Proceeds from the run will benefit the nonprofit Resource Depot who has turned waste into wonder for the past 20 years. They inspire creativity, conservation and community engagement through reuse.

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