Blog Post Dump!

I guess like anyone that has a blog, you either don't have time to make a post or don't have anything to post. Well, that has happened to me. So I am sitting down this weekend and doing a post dump! So here we go...

It seems like everyone is doing one of those mud/warrior/obstacle course 5K runs. I have yet figured out why anyone wants to do this. "It's fun", "It's a party" or "A bunch of us run together"! Well, I guess that's great, but just not my thing. A couple of weeks ago there was one of those mud/warrior/obstacle course 5K runs (I will not name which one it was) on the fire roads near my house. I heard the turn-out for people racing was about 3500. That's a lot of people who know more about fun than I do...

A week after the racers and the race promoter had cleared the course, I went out on a trail run on the same fire roads that the course took. I was surprised by all the trash that was still on the (trail) course. I figure I would find a couple of paper cups or tissue or gel, but this was over the top!

This section of the fire road had the most trash on it.

I don't know if you see it or not, but there is a tail of a toy airplane in the picture. I found the parts of one or two toys planes. I have not figured why you would be racing with toy airplanes. Doping is so yesterday! Toy airplanes make you faster.

Race trash

15-gallon trash bag

I could not carry any more trash while riding the bike and I guess I still had a mile or less still to do. I think the thing that pisses me off about this is; that a race promoter needs to clean up the course or resources (the park) that it uses for these events. They charge enough for race fees to cover the clean-up and it's just the right thing to do. Not only for the park but the other park users. I know I have limited time to help support the park, but I don't want to use my free time cleaning up after someone who is making money on the event. I will get off my soapbox now.


David B said…
Hmmm, it's a shame that racers and promoters are so inconsiderate of the host location, but we are fortunate to have concerned users such as yourself that will take the time to clean up someone else's mess. Thanks!

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