BRUNSWICK, GA (August 26, 2020) – What do you get when you combine exercise, fun and litter removal?? Why, “Plogging” of course! Plogging, which merges the words “jogging” and the Swedish phrase for pick up “plocka upp,” began in 2016 as an organized activity in Sweden and has quickly spread world-wide with countries covering the globe joining in this community betterment fun.
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful along with the Golden Isles Track Club are bringing the plogging phenomenon to the Golden Isles with the September 12th Trash Dash at St. Simons Island’s Pelican Market. This FREE event welcomes all abilities of runners, walkers and joggers for an hour-long (or less if desired) trash pickup effort.
After the 8:30 AM registration, participants will collect litter while walking, jogging or running their own routes from Pelican Market and meet back with trash in hand. Social Distancing and Disinfecting Protocols will be Observed.
“We are excited to offer a Plogging opportunity here in the Golden Isles,” said Lea King-Badyna, KGIB executive director. “We welcome runners/joggers/walkers of all levels to join us in this fun community betterment activity. All types of routes such as beach, oak lined streets and marsh bordering sidewalks are available from the Pelican Market location.”
All litter collection supplies will be provided and the first 40 participants to sign in event morning receive “Trash Dash” logoed reusuable bags and gloves. Pelican Market is located at 1226 Ocean Boulevard. For more information email KGIB@gmail.com or call 912-279-1490.