Organisers have introduced that Wessex Water will proceed to help the Bathtub Half Marathon in attaining their sustainability targets utilizing specialist assets and gear to offer consuming water at ‘HydroZones’ on the course route and within the Runners Village.
Andrew Taylor, Race Director of the Bathtub Half Marathon, stated: “Local weather change is forcing us all to vary our patterns of behaviour. Operating occasions additionally need to play our half in serving to to cut back consumption and waste, and to respect the council’s ban on single use plastic bottles at public occasions.
We’re grateful for the persevering with help from Wessex Water. This would be the third yr they’ve supplied mains consuming water for the occasion, enabling us to interchange plastic bottled water.
We’ve been steadily working to cut back the environmental footprint of our occasion for a few years, measuring outputs and dealing with occasion companions to cut back consumption and waste.”
The Bathtub Half Marathon was the primary public occasion in Bathtub & North East Somerset, and the primary highway race within the UK to win a prestigious The Greener Pageant TGF Sustainability Award and one of many first massive highway races within the UK to interchange plastic bottled water in 2020.
Organisers intend growing the variety of ‘HydroZones’ offering mains consuming water on the course route at this yr’s race on Sunday 15 October, and also will growing the quantity and visibility of water stations within the Runners Village in Royal Victoria Park.
“It will be important that runners have quick access to consuming water throughout the race and after the end. Runners are usually self-sufficient and are used to carrying their very own water on their coaching runs. We wish to make it as straightforward as potential for runners on the day, with refill factors at clearly marked HydroZone water stations and cupped water for individuals who desire to not run with a bottle. Paper cups collected from our water stations are composted with backyard inexperienced waste by a neighborhood companion.”
Branded ‘BATHALF’ reusable and dishwasher-safe runners’ water bottles could be bought although the occasion web site, and a restricted quantity shall be accessible for buy on race weekend. CLICK HERE TO ORDER
Andrew Taylor, Race Director of the Bathtub Half Marathon, stated: “We’ve been steadily working to cut back the environmental footprint of our occasion for a few years and after a profitable trial in 2019 we have been one of many first massive highway races within the UK to interchange plastic bottled water in 2020”.
Alice Millard, Group Engagement Coordinator for Wessex Water, stated: “We’re delighted to companion with Bathtub Half Marathon once more and help their method to sustainability and assist cut back single use plastic waste. Yearly we work in the direction of making enhancements on water provision for occasions and Bathtub Half Marathon have been an ideal companion in enabling us to discover extra methods to change into extra environmentally pleasant in our methodology. We wish to encourage individuals to drink extra faucet water and keep away from using plastic bottles and with additional refill stations across the course for 2023, we’re proud to be retaining runners and spectators hydrated and be sure that everybody has entry to free faucet water across the course. Good luck to everybody participating!”
Based mostly in Bathtub, Wessex Water offers water and sewerage companies to 2.8 million clients and helps a wide range of native occasions.