Bristol Rhythm Green Team Plogging Event to Celebrate Earth Day 2024 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Bristol Rhythm Green Team Plogging Event to Celebrate Earth Day 2024

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Two photos. One of ladies using tongs to pick up trash. The other photo is a photo of the winner of the plog holding a trophy.
Celebrate Mother Earth with the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion‘s Green Team plogging event!

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT

Location: Machiavelli’s Restaurant (8 5th Street, Bristol, TN)

Cost: Free to participate (beverages and food not included)


Plogging is a community and environmentally focused way to exercise where you pick up trash as you walk/run. This event gives us the opportunity to call attention to the importance of recycling, disposing of trash responsibly and not littering, and keeping our Historic Downtown clean.

What to expect:
Meet us at Machiavelli’s at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Participants will have two walk/run routes to choose from, each starting in Historic Downtown Bristol, and then branching out to nearby neighborhoods in Tennessee and Virginia.

HOKA will provide several shoes to demo during the event, and Mountain Sports, Ltd. will be set up inside the restaurant with HOKA shoes to purchase. The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Green Team will be there to talk about volunteer opportunities at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival coming up September 13-15 in Historic Downtown Bristol.

Machiavelli’s will have pizza-by-the-slice and drinks to purchase so you can hang out while enjoying some food and time with friends after helping make Bristol a greener place to live!

Stick around after the plogging session for a raffle, when you’ll have the chance to win some cool prizes, including a pair of HOKA shoes and two passes to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! And the person who brings back the most trash (by weight) will win a weekend pass to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion!!!


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Arrive at Machiavelli’s to get your route maps for plogging and grab a pair of HOKA shoes to test out during the plog! Demo shoe sizes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early to secure your size.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
5K plog, walk or run. Pick up trash along your route.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Raffle and prizes awarded

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pizza and drinks available for purchase.

Image: The Green Team’s first plogging event in 2022: Plogging volunteers pose with the trash pick-up results (left); winners of the BRRR wristband grand prize for the most trash gathered. This first event resulted in almost 150 pounds of trash picked up over one hour!


April 20
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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