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We are offering a limited number of plogging spots in the 2024 Wallis Sands Half Marathon. These 20 entries will have a reduced entry fee, unique bib numbers, special recognition at the finish, and will be provided trash bags and numbered bag tags. Ploggers can drop full bags at water stops along the way for pick-up from our crews, or bring your bag back to the finish. We'll have a fun, friendly weigh in at the finish. While we're all rewarded by leaving Rye a little better than when we arrived, ploggers aren't eligible for speed awards, so we'll have a special prize for the most weight collected. Please, no rocks ;)
What is Plogging?
Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter, merging the Swedish verbs plocka upp (pick up) and jogga (jog) gives the new Swedish verb plogga, from which the word plogging derives. It started as an organized activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running, hiking, or walking. An estimated 2,000,000 people plog daily in 100 countries and some plogging events have attracted over 3,000,000 participants.