5/14/2022 Directions
Our main goal is to raise awareness in the running community (and non-running community) regarding being more environmentally responsible.

There are currently no events.

Rescheduled to next year

New Date: 5/14/2022

Dear Participants, we were hoping not to have to make this announcement but unfortunately, the city of Venice has decided not to issue any event permits for the month of May. We went back and forth on whether to try to reschedule for a later date this year or just defer to next year. We decided that to not interfere with other races later in the year that it would be best to just postpone until 2022. We will plan on May 14th of next year and registrations will be carried over to next year with no additional fees. We were so excited to put on this race and have put in a lot of work to make it race you would not want to miss. That being said, we will invest our time and efforts into making this inaugural event worth the wait! In the meantime, keep treating the Earth with kindness! Thank you for your understanding and I hope to see everyone out racing again soon when all of this passes.


“ Our "zero waste" race 5k will take place on May 14th at 7:30 am in scenic downtown Venice featuring a 2 loop course on a scenic canopy tree-lined road. 

The race will start and finish at Daquiri deck and Centennial Park featuring a post-race party with a beer garden, food (including vegan options), music and awards.

Our main goal is to raise awareness in the running community (and non-running community) regarding being more environmentally responsible.

This means no single-use water bottles, plastic goodie bags (or other items that just end up in the landfill) and the water stop on the course will be supplied with compostable cups that will be collected and taken to a compost facility in St. Pete.

We need our own composting facility (long term goal)! You will receive a souvenir silicone finisher cup when you cross the finish line which you can then fill with water from our monster water cooler or beer from the beer garden.

Your race shirts will be made from a combination of rPET (the type of plastic that can be recycled and provides a market for recycled plastic) and sustainably grown organic cotton.

There will be a bin to drop off your race bib as they will be reused and/or recycled.

Please take advantage of the compost bins (unused food waste) and the compostables bin for your used compostable cups/plates/napkins as we will take those to the composting facility in St. Pete.

The majority of our proceeds will be donated to a local environmental charity/non-profit which we will annually rotate.

This year we have chosen Reef Rovers, a local beach and underwater clean up nonprofit. If you want to learn more about environmental waste please visit our website www.enviroracing.com


Live music w/local St. Pete musician Keith James will be performing at the race:)


We will have a medal drop off bin for all those unwanted medals people have been collecting and they will be recycled and turned into something else :)


11/25/2019 registration opens  
Register until Dec. 1 for only $25!
12/02/2019 Price increase to $30.00 
12/17/2020 Price Increases to $35.00
2/06/2021 $40
RACE DAY registration $45 (no shirt guarantee/no club discount)

Be smarter sign up early. 

Youth Pricing is $25.00

Awards 3 deep!
9 and Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24,
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,
55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and Above.
Overall M/F & Masters Winners

Just about all race bibs produced today are made from Tyvek, produced by DuPont. And Tyvek is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), otherwise known as #2 plastic. And #2 plastic is one of the most commonly recycled materials.
We would like to collect the bibs at the end of the race so we will have a bin for that.
If you want to keep your bib for the memory that's OK.

No refunds and no Dogs on the course.



Excited to announce the Enviro Race 5k will also have a sneaker drive for our Enviro 5k! Bring any used/unwanted athletic shoes with you on race morning and drop them in the designated bins. These shoes will then be delivered to people in need or recycled into useful things such as playgrounds and even more importantly, keep them out of landfills! In return for the shoes, the company will send money to our non-profit. A win-win! So sign up for our May 16th event and start collecting those unwanted shoes!


Reusable Bibs



At the end of our inaugural race, there will be a bin for you to drop your bibs off so we can reuse and recycle them!

Race shirts



Our race shirts will be made from organic and recycled materials! And by the best T-shirt company we know. 

Compostable products


There will be a water station on the course that provides compostable cups filled with water. After the event, we will be taking them to a compost facility in St. Pete.  Man, the things we do for your mother earth. 

Silicone cups


At the end of completing the race, you will get a silicone cup with the race logo instead of a medal. You can't fill a medal with beer, can you?

Did someone say BEER?!


Beer is environmentally friendly, right? Well if not, it's our only vice, you can thank us later. Finish the race, grab your silicone cup, hydrate with water first then head over to the Beer Garden.  2 beer limit, we don't want you making dumb mistakes. 

Monster water cooler


NO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES! get it together people! We will have the monster water cooler that filters out delicious liquid goodness. Use those silicone cups we gave you or bring your own reusable water bottle. 



Zero Waste Race Website

Additional Zero Waste Race information can be found at https://envirorace5k.com/.

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200 W Venice Ave
Venice, FL US 34285

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