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Philly Tri Gets Greener

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2011 Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon Launches Green Race Initiative.

The  seventh annual Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon (PHLYTRI), taking place June 24-26, is implementing a new PHLYTRI “Green Race Initiative” continuing to minimize its environmental impact on its host venue, Philadelphia’s historic Fairmount Park.

Recognizing the impact that 10,000 athletes and spectators can have on the park, PHLYTRI is partnering with the Fairmount Park Conservancy to support the organization’s Environmental Education Program and the Green Cities, Clean Water initiative with the Philadelphia Water Department. During the event registration process, PHLYTRI athletes are encouraged to ditch their disposable water bottles and purchase a Nathan Performance Gear Green Race Trail Mix, a reusable two-bottle hydration belt. For each belt sold, five percent of the proceeds are donated directly to the Fairmount Park Conservancy. PHLYTRI is working closely with the City of Philadelphia Streets Department to place hundreds of recycling bins throughout the event expo and main spectator areas of the course to reduce the amount of trash produced during race weekend.

“Through the Green Race Initiative, the 2011 PHLYTRI is continuing to work with our partners to reduce the amount of waste associated with our event, help our athletes race green, and give back to the conservancy efforts in Fairmount Park,” said Richard Adler, CEO, Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC. “By doing so, we can hold an event that is both dynamic for our athletes, while respectful of the environment in which its held, ensuring that future generations of athletes can continue to enjoy events like ours for years to come.”

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