Green Race Certification

How to Certify Your Race as Green

Since 2010, Green Buffalo Runner has been helping local runners, running clubs and race organizers keep sustainability top of mind. Promoting your race as a green certified running event is as simple as agreeing to the principals outlined below.

Green Buffalo Runner Certification


We pledge to promote and accept reservations to our event online. If absolutely required, paper needed for marketing and or registration purposes will be kept to a minimum.


The contents of any race-related goodie bags will contain items/giveaways keeping sustainability in mind. Consider obtaining paper bags as opposed to plastic.

Attendees will be encouraged to walk, bike ride or carpool to the starting line.

All water stations will be equipped with paper (NOT PLASTIC) cups.


Attendees will be encouraged to bring their own water bottle.


Post-Race Party (Think green)


Post-race trash will be collected and disposed of in a responsible manner.


By simply agreeing to the principals outlined above, your race will receive our official Green Buffalo Runner certification.

Become eligible for our 2018 Green Race of the Year award.