We're teaming up with Clean Air Council, Not in Philly, and Pennsylvania Resources Council to organize a Philly Plogging Week. If you haven't seen internet articles about this yet, plogging is a trend out of Sweden that combines running with picking up litter.
The idea is to incorporate plogging into our normal weekly run and we're going to prview this on April 4th at WPR while the rest of the city does plogging week on the week of April 9th. Gloves and trash bags will be supplied at the start of the run. Remember that WPR does 2, 4, and 6 mile runs so you can choose to plog at any of those distances.
As you can imagine, if you tried to pick up every piece of litter you saw in the city on your run, you'd be pulling 40 minute/mile pace, so we suggest that you stop about once per block. If there's a particularly bad block, then your fellow runners will have your back. It's not going to be perfect, but it'll make a hell of an impact.
The reason for this event and the promotion around it is two-fold. First, we want to draw attention to the need for better litter management (street sweeping, more public bins, etc.) and second, it'll be a promotion for the Run for Clean Air that's on April 22.