Participants started the competition with the swimming portion in Lake Carolyn, then bicycled and ran courses which took them through the Las Colinas area. Approximately 700 athletes and spectators attended the June 3 event. KIB volunteers were ready for them at the finish line area, with several recycling stations set up where the group was gathered for post-race food and drink. KIB collected 169 pounds of trash, as well as 40 pounds of recyclables which would have typically ended up in the landfill. Volunteers also kept the area litter-free and manned the recycling areas to educate attendees about what could and couldn’t be recycled.
“This is the fourth year we have partnered with Staci Brode and PlayTri in helping to make the triathlon an environmentally friendly event,” KIB Vice President Jim Scrivner said. “We had visitors in from all parts of Texas and other states, and many of them thanked us for being there to promote and provide recycling. Seeing the work that PlayTri, KIB and our volunteers did to make this a green event left them with a good impression of Irving and our community, and we look forward to seeing them again next year.”
Source: Keep Irving Beautiful