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Pulse up, waste down!

Runners and walkers, come meet cool proactive people and do a good deed for the marine environment in only 30 minutes/week to keep our beaches and waterways clean, build stronger communities, and raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of single-use waste - particularly plastic. You'd be amazed what we can do in only 30 minutes/week. In our first year we picked up over 160,000 pieces of litter weighing over 4.5 tonnes, including over 70,000 cigarette butts and tens of thousands of recyclable beverage containers and single-use straws, bottle caps, cutlery, and much more. Now running in 12 locations across the country, come be a part of this fast-growing movement to take back our marine environment and communities. Or post a photo of your own cleanup to inspire others into action! As featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, ABC News 24, Gardening Australia, Men's Fitness, Planet Ark, Eastside Radio, the Wentworth Courier, Bondi View, B&T, Manly Daily, Southern Courier, and Reportage Online, we integrate running/walking with weekly cleanups as a lifestyle activity to effect positive change. Join us once a week or once a month for a fit and fun 30 minute cleanup. Bags, gloves and awesome vibes provided. Now running at the following locations. The Australian coastal region is world-class, serving host to millions upon millions of residents and visitors throughout the year, especially during the summer, who unfortunately leave a tremendous amount of rubbish behind. Not only in Australia but all around the world plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways has become critical. There are now 5 irreversible continental gyres of swirling bits of plastic in our oceans as a direct result of our reliance on short-sighted convenience over long-term solutions. A recent study even found over 50,000 pieces of plastic in only 1 square kilometer of Antarctic waters, far from any area of human habitation or commercial activity. Disposable plastics are quite simply not part of the long-term solution we so desperately need.


For enquiries, please contact info@responsiblerunners.org. Responsible Runners is part of Transition Sydney and a member of the Boomerang Alliance.