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


zero waste race

Enviro Race 5k

$45 7:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT JOIN US AT: PACKET PICK-UP Saturday 9/14 at Daiquiri Deck from 4PM-6PM 300 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 Free drink coupons for Saturday pick up. and then Race morning starting at 6:15am - 7:15am. Event starts at 7:30am

Virtual 5k

$50 Run your own pace at your own place:) Your shirt will be mailed to you.


Our "zero waste" 5k race will take place on Sept 15th at 7:30 am in scenic downtown Venice. The course will feature  2 loops on the city's famous canopy tree-lined road. 

The race will start across from daquiri deck on venice ave and head west towards the beach. The finish will be at Daquiri deck and Centennial Park and include a post-race party with a beer garden, food (including vegan options), live music and awards.

Our main goal is to raise environmental awareness in the running community (and non-running community) and promote a "less waste" environmental responsibility with event hosting. 

For our race there will be no single-use plastic water bottles, no plastic goodie bags or other items that just end up in the landfill! The water stops on the course will be supplied with reusable silicone cups that will be collected, sanitized and reused after our event. We will also be using compostable areca palm leaf plates and napkins which will decompose in our compost bins 8-12 weeks. We will be collecting all leftover food waste as well so please be mindful of placing items in the correct bins. We will donate the unused food to our local Salvation Army. 

 You will receive a souvenir silicone finisher cup when you cross the finish line which you can then fill with water from our multi use water system and of course beer from the beer and Cidre garden!

Our 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) from our local Sarasota company, 73 Threads!

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

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 Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast whose mission is protecting the land and water in SW Florida for the benefit of people and nature.  If you want to learn more about environmental waste please visit our website


Our post race party will feature live music by the Gazebo so feel free to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music and beer after the race. 


We will have a medal drop off bin for all those unwanted medals you have been collecting over the years as well as a bin for your used athletic shoes which will both be recycled and turned into something else :)


Registration opens   Adults: $35.00 Youth <14: $25
3/03/2024 Price Increases: Adults $40.00  Youth <14: $35 
5/2/2024 thru 8/1/2024 registration : Adults $45  Youth <14: $40

8/2/2024  thru RACE DAY: $50 
(No shirt guarantee after 8/15/24)

 Be smarter, sign up early. 

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. (80 plus) Winners
Overall M/F, Masters, GM, SGM, VGM 

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.



Saturday 9/14 at Daiquiri Deck from 4PM-6PM

300 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285


and then

Race morning starting at 6:15am - 7:15am.

Event starts at 7:30am


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 shirt.




There will be a water station on the course that provides "hiccup earth" cups filled with water. 
Hiccup works the same way an aid station at a race currently operates. They drop off the same amount of cups that are used for each aid station, pick up the cups as soon as the race course permits and transport the cups back to there facility to get washed, packed and ready to be drank from at their next race.

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.  Cider and seltzer available as well! 2 drink limit, we don't want you making dumb mistakes. 

Water Station


NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES!  The inventor (Allen Jacks) will be driving down from Georgia to let us use his water station! So use those silicone cups we gave you or bring your own reusable water bottle.  



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200 W Venice Ave
Venice, FL US 34285

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