|Kids of all ages took part in the Karno Kids Race|
There were many children in attendance that took part in the Karno Kids Race, including one of Leave No Trace's biggest kid at heart- Bigfoot! A local middle school brought 53 students to the 5k portion of the Endurance Challenge as part of the Fit Club at their school. We even watched as an eight year old boy completed his first 5k race on Sunday. Way to go!
The North Face takes many steps to minimize the impact placed on the event locations. In addition to encouraging all of the athletes to practice Leave No Trace during the race by packing out all trash, including goo packets, and staying on the established trail, they give each athlete a reusable water bottle and have staff scouring the grounds for microtrash. They even used clothes pins to hang up the trail markers along the route, instead of nailing them into the trees! We appreciate all of the proactive efforts The North Face takes to protect and enjoy the outdoors.
|Trail Marker along the 50 mile race route|
Explore Responsibly...Kate and Tracy