KANSAS CITY MARATHON
Through the Council for Responsible Sport (CRS), the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation and the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin are committed to reducing the environmental impact of the event on the Kansas City community.
With the increased environmental challenges in the world, we seek to reduce our environmental impact as we continue to grow in different ways each year.
Led by guidelines set by the Council for Responsible Sport, the following is a list of our goals and initiatives:
Measure race day waste and divert at least 90% of total waste
Donate all leftover food items to a local homeless shelter or food pantry
Use zero Styrofoam – and introduce a zero Styrofoam policy for all Kansas City Marathon vendors, participants and Finish Line Festival groups.
Perform over 99% of registration via paperless online registration
Estimate the carbon travel footprint of event participants
Provide composting receptacles for paper cups; measure total composted
Solicit feedback in post-race survey from participants
Work with an organization to set up running shoe donation at packet pickup
Set up recycling opportunities for race bibs
Continue previously established initiatives, including providing recycling bins during race and offering compostable options
Work with an organization to continue to recycle medals
Work with an organization to recycle heat sheets on race day