BREC will host Run Ride Row, in celebration of City Park recycling, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive.
Participants can choose between a “run and ride” or an individual modified triathlon. Run-and-ride teammates are allowed one bike and will switch between running and riding throughout the 2 1/2-mile race. Triathletes will run, ride a bicycle and row a kayak or stand-up paddle board to complete their three-mile race. All competitors must stop at recycling bin stations to retrieve playing cards on their way back to the Baton Rouge Gallery.
An after-party for participants will be held at the Gallery.
Keep America Beautiful and Dr Pepper Snapple Group joined forces to provide the grant for the recycling program. The funds were used to buy 30 recycling bins for City-Brooks Community Park and Wampold Beach.
“If these bins are used correctly, we could divert 180 pounds of material from the landfill per week,” BREC Naturalist Amanda Takacs said. “That’s nearly 10,000 pounds of material a year that would be recycled instead of going to the landfill.”
“Efforts like these are helping make recycling more convenient in our communities, reducing the waste going to landfills and making our public spaces cleaner and more enjoyable for everyone. It’s a win-win,” said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for Dr. Pepper Snapple.
Visit brec.org/runriderow to register or for more information.