This was another successful marathon for runners and the environment. For the third year in a row, USAgain has partnered with the Twin Cities Marathon to collect clothing discarded by runners along the race’s lengthy route. On October 3, 2010, perfectly good clothing (well, maybe it was a bit sweaty) – typically trashed – was diverted from the landfill to be reused somewhere in the world. And this was no small collection – this year, we collected nearly 3,000 pounds of clothing. Other than the satisfaction gained from completing a difficult and long marathon, runners had the added bonus of generating thousands of dollars for various charities. USAgain donated $0.02 for every pound of clothing collected to local charities.
If we can do this for the Twin Cities Marathon, what’s next?
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