Since starting the Treehouse 10k, we’ve aimed to minimise the impact of the event on the environment. We’ve often discussed whether we should have single-use plastic bottles for runners. The debate on single use plastic bottles has really moved on since the Blue Planet 2 programme, so we’ve decided to ditch the throwaway bottles. We will still have a water station (at the midway point on the 10k route, and at roughly 4k on the 5k route), where we’ll be using reusable plastic cups. There will also be a water station at the start/finish, again with reusable cups. So if you’d like a bottle to run with, please bring one with you. We hope that runners will understand this change, but as always we welcome your feedback.
By the way, the school have been making some fantastic art using waste materials, and are holding an exhibition of their work on Thursday 24th May. Click here for more details.