Baltimore, MD, April 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Casey Cares Foundation is pleased to announce the debut of the Casey Cares Green 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, November 14th, 2010, the first green 5K in Baltimore. The 3.1 mile run/walk course will begin at Pulse Health and Fitness Club on York Road in Sparks, MD and will also include a Family Fun Walk/Run, Kids PJ Dash and musical entertainment. The Casey Cares Foundation is a 501 c 3 charity that provides uplifting programs to critically ill children and their families throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Registration information will be available through the website and event results will be posted online. There will be no new print materials for the event; all advertising will be done on-line or through existing publications. Runners will receive t shirts made from 100% post-consumer recycled content or organic cotton. Runners will also receive greening information and how to purchase carbon credits to offset the carbon emissions from their travel to the event; special parking spaces will be available for TDI/Clean Diesel, hybrid and plug in/electric vehicles. Bins will be set up for recycling plastic bottles, paper, glass and for composting water cups and food waste. All signage will be biodegradable and/or made of post-consumer content recycled materials, All leftover food will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank. All winners of their category of race will receive an award made from 100% post-consumer content recycled material. Old running shoes will be recycled to Soles 4 Souls. The 5K website will be providing information to runners on how they can green their training for this and other events.