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Blue Hen Organics helps Dogfish Dash reach 95% recycling rate

Dogfish Dash raises cash for Nature Conservancy

, East Coast Green Drinks Examiner

October 5, 2011

The 2011 Dogfish Dash 5k/10k raised $33,500 for the Delaware chapter of the Nature Conservancy on 9/25/11.  

Among the 1,392 runners who ran through the streets of Milton, Delaware, Greg Cauller won the 5k in 17:29 and Matt Flynn won the 10k in 34:28.  The race started and ended at the Dogfish Head Brewery.

In five years, the annual benefit race has raised $114,500 for the Nature Conservancy, which works to protect land, oceans, and rivers. 

Runners and spectators were asked to bring their own reusable water bottles to the race and to walk or carpool to Milton if possible.  Dogfish Head gave each runner a reusable bottle at the finish line.

The event also featured a recycled costume contest, keg sprints, and of course, some really good beer.

The cups used for beer were made of plant-based material, instead of plastic, and can be turned into compost.

Race organizers also worked with Blue Hen Organics to make this race green.  The event yielded 398 pounds of composted materials, 156 pounds of recycled materials, and 25 pounds of trash.  Organizers estimated that 95.7% of the waste generated by the Dogfish Dash was recycled.

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