RUN TO CLEAN 5K | PLOGGING
"1.3M PIECES OF RUBBISH ARE DROPPED ON UK ROADS EVERY WEEKEND"
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT THIS?
RUN TO CLEAN
Run to Clean is an idea to combine having fun with making a direct impact in the communities we live in. AKA Plogging.
Recently, we had another great turn out for the Run to Clean event in collaboration with TrackEast. An awesome bunch of people who love running, keeping active & want to raise awareness in our neighbourhoods.
WHAT IS PLOGGING?
Plogging is a Swedish term that simply means, picking up litter whilst jogging. Sounds simple right?
A lot of exercise goes into Plogging as you're dipping, diving, picking, running and laughing, which engages a variety of muscles.
As an incentive the person who collected the most rubbish won a brand new EVOSSI top!
WHY DID WE GO PLOGGING?
At EVOSSI, our Mission & Values drive us to take care of our environment, build a community and share exciting adventures. These are some of the reasons we launched our first plog in May 2019.
After the success of our first event, we decided to launch another in the form of a 5K to raise awareness for the environments we live and work in.
WHERE DID WE RUN?
Start: Shoreditch Overground with a warmup, brief of the evening and equipment distribution
Shoreditch High Street: Running through the High Street, an urban area with rubbish & people applauding our efforts!
Along the Canal: For a change in scenery along an iconic running path; Regent's Canal.
Through London Fields: Getting in touch with nature at our much loved London Fields
End: At EVOSSI HQ to celebrate what we accomplished, sharing a beer, laughter & stories!
GET YOUR WARM UPS IN & YOUR GLOVES ON
The evening started when the group met, got chatting and engaged in a collective warmup by the football fields. The group were equipped with a sturdy bin liner & matching gloves, before beginning the environmental cleanup.
We achieved another brilliant turnout, with smiling faces and stretched muscles, ready to clean the streets of London!
READY, STEADY, GO!
A quick brief of the route was given and before you know it, the team were off to conquer the evening.
First timers eased into the experience of collecting rubbish & running. The adventure had begun!
Endorphins kicked in, litter was collected & we enjoyed a mix of urban & rural paths.
With bags filling up, we arrived to the next part of our route - the canals.
The run up the canal was at a relaxed pace as we slowed down to collect hidden pieces of rubbish.
STORM THE FIELDS
As we came to our final spot, the groups collective energy was sky high. So much litter collected & feel good vibes shared.
WEIGH THE BAGS
At this point competition was strong with the group trying to collect masses of litter to win an EVOSSI top from our Explore The World Collection.
Everyone was astonished by the amount we'd collected! A feeling of achievement & also success in raising awareness of the litter problem in London.
TIME TO UNWIND
After disposal of the bags, the team headed back to EVOSSI HQ to relax & reflect. Spirits were at an all-time-high with shared words of what we'd all achieved & how we could take things further.
The group shared a beer, laughs & rejoiced in the fact they'd just had a direct impact in the areas we live, work & run in.