28 Aug '12, 11pm

Running group in Des Moines cleans up trash on route: Nice idea!

Running group in Des Moines cleans up trash on route: Nice idea!

By Scott Douglas Five Green Runners collected eight bags of trash on their August 23rd run. Since late May, a group called Green Runners has held weekly trash pick-up runs in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel Kautzky started the group because, she says, "it really bothered me over the years how much trash I failed to pick up while out jogging. Those guilty thoughts finally got to me and I decided to start a group to raise awareness, pick up some trash, and have fun while doing it." The runs start every Thursday at 7 p.m. from a Des Moines neighborhood that seems in need of cleaning up. The runs usually last around 45 minutes, with the distance dictated by how much trash in on the streets. "Sometimes they are pretty clean and we can run most of the way and other times they are horrible," Kautzky says. "When they are really dirty, we have to walk more to pick it all up. A few times w...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/08/28/des-moines-group-...

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