Bristol, Tenn./Va. (August 2, 2022) – Join us for a little cardio, community cleanup, and cold brews during the Bristol Rhythm Green Team/HOKA 5K Plog at 9 a.m. EDT, Aug. 13. The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival’s Green Team is partnering with HOKA, the environmentally-conscious running shoe company, State Street Brewing Company and Mountain Sports, Ltd. to produce the event. Participation is free of charge, but please pre-register online. Food and beer are available for purchase after the run/walk.
A plog is a community and environmentally focused way to exercise by picking up trash and recyclables as you walk/run, helping to call attention to the importance of recycling and keeping our historic downtown clean.
Participants in the Bristol Rhythm Green Team/HOKA 5K Plog will meet at State Street Brewing, located at 801 State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee, and will be given the choice of two routes to walk or run.
HOKA and Mountain Sports will be set up with running shoes to demo during the run and to purchase; demo shoe sizes are limited, so get there early to try on. Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Green Team members will also be there to discuss volunteer opportunities during the festival, to be held September 9-11.
The person who brings back the most trash/recyclables will win a weekend pass to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. After the plogging session there will be a raffle and the chance to take home some cool prizes, including a pair of HOKA running shoes.
The San Taco food truck will be on site at 11 a.m. for participants to purchase food, and beers will also be available for purchase at State Street Brewing.
Bristol Rhythm Green Team/HOKA 5k Plog itinerary Aug. 13:
- 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:
Arrive at State Street Brewing, pick up route map. Grab a pair of HOKA running shoes to try out during the plog.
- 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:
5K plogging walk or run. Pick up trash and recyclables along your route.
- 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:
Raffle and prizes awarded.
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Food truck and beer available for purchase.
To register for the Bristol Rhythm Green Team/HOKA 5k Plog visit the Events page at BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org.
Special thanks to Appalachian Chiropractic Wellness Center for their support of the BRRR Green Team!