Relish Running Races

Relish runners, marshals and event team

2018-12-31
Add to this grove

 

 

 

All our activities produce carbon dioxide, CO2, in one form or another, from the cars we all drive to the food we all eat. We want to make our races carbon neutral by planting trees which will absorb the same volume of CO2 that is created in relation to our events. We have started our own grove of trees which we will add to after each event. 

Here is what we have included in our CO2 offsetting calculations;

– CO2 emissions from runners travelling to our events (97% total emissions). Based on the distance travelled to the race, calculated using average emissions data for the average vehicle. Train emissions data used when selected as mode of transport. Walkers and cyclists emissions shown as zero when selected.

– CO2 emissions from our own vehicles and office.

– CO2 emissions from medal production and shipping. The factory we use to produce our medals is powered by hydroelectric power stations, but we have included a standard figure here for electricity consumption.

– CO2 emissions from the production of the oranges, bananas, chocolate bars, other tasty treats and our cornstach cups. Taking into account the full life cycle effect from growing to when they arrive at our feed stations and finish line.

We will monitor our CO2 production over the course of the year and top up if necessary, but we feel pretty confident that planting 1 tree for every 20 registrations will cover all our CO2 production (+5/10%) and at the same time help restore a beautiful forest and to support the wildlife within it. 

 

Read more

Donations

75 trees
Eastnor Castle Mud Bath Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
17/10/2019
34 trees
Killerton Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
23/09/2019
132 trees
August Two Tunnels Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
21/08/2019
73 trees
July Two Tunnels Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
17/07/2019
51 trees
Cheddar Gorge Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
23/06/2019
66 trees
Lacock Road Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
23/06/2019
75 trees
May Two Tunnels Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
16/05/2019
70 trees
March Two Tunnels Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
29/03/2019
11 trees
Pipley Wood Mud Bath Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
29/03/2019
18 trees
Skyline Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
29/03/2019
14 trees
Pipley Wood Mud Bath Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
28/03/2019
33 trees
Skyline Races 2019
Donated by Relish Running
27/03/2019
2 trees
Donated by Relish Running
31/12/2018