SWA To Host 5K Event April 2

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Run Away 5K will raise awareness of recycling and solid waste issues while raising funds for the reuse nonprofit Resource Depot.

On Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 a.m., individuals and families are invited to the SWA Greenway Trail System for a trail run and walk. Participants can explore cabbage palms, cypress hammocks, marshes and lush pine flat woods, with glimpses of the Grassy Waters Preserve and Renewable Energy Park as they witness industry meeting nature.

All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative race medal and race shirt. Awards will be given to the best times for male and female runners in various age categories. Those who aren’t a fan of mornings can register for the Sleep-In Virtual 5K and receive the same swag as those who ran or walked in person. Registration is available online at www.swa.org/397/Run-Away-5K.

Immediately following the SWA Run Away 5K, all are welcome to enjoy staff-guided tours of the SWA’s award-winning Renewable Energy Facility 2 and LEED Platinum Education Center. By exploring these facilities, Palm Beach County residents and visitors will learn where their trash ends up and how it’s disposed.

5K sponsors include Resource Depot and the Grassy Waters Preserve.