Summer of Plogging Kicks off
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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
Summer of Plogging Series for Cleaner Trails and Roadways Kicks Off This Weekend
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and November Project host a running + picking up litter 6k series this summer
INDIANAPOLIS – (June 14, 2018) Keep Indinanapolis Beautiful (KIB) and the November Project (NP) are bringing the Swedish fitness trend, plogging, to benefit Indianapolis trails and walkways. From the Swedish phrase plocka upp, plogging is picking up trash while jogging.
The first plog in the series happens on June 16 at 10 a.m., beginning at Centerpoint Brewing. November Project, a free fitness movement, will lead ploggers on a 6k walk/run litter pickup north on the Monon Trail. KIB is providing trash bags and gloves as part the Great Indy Cleanup program.
Centerpoint Brewing is offering a free pint to all ploggers who return with a full bag of trash.
JUNE PLOGGING EVENT DETAILS
- WHEN: Saturday, June 16 | 10:00 a.m.
- WHERE: Center Point Brewing | 1125 E. Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, IN
- WHAT: A free 6k run/walk (with a glove and trash bag!) to benefit a cleaner Monon Trail
- COST: Free! #JustShowUp
- HOW: Meet in the Centerpoint Brewing parking lot at the Circle City Industrial Complex. November Project will guide ploggers up the Monon Trail to collect trash. Stick around afterward to enjoy a drink at Centerpoint Brewing and rehash the weirdest piece of trash collected.
UPCOMING PLOGGING EVENTS
July 21, 2018: Indianapolis Cultural Trail 6k Plog starting at Two Deep Brewery, 10 a.m.
August: Pleasant Run Trail 6k Plog, location TBA
September: Pogues Run Trail 6k Plog, location TBA
The Great Indy Cleanup, a partnership between KIB and the City of Indianapolis, is a citywide effort to strengthen and beautify our community. From April through October, residents can apply for a community cleanup that KIB will support with cleaning supplies, dumpsters and other resources. In April 2018, nearly 4,500 volunteers participated in over 165 community cleanups to collect 259 tons of litter. For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city, or to learn how you can help, please visit www.greatindycleanup.com.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, KIB works with approximately 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @kibiorg.
About November Project (NP)
November Project (NP), Indianapolis Monthly's choice for the best outdoor workout, offers free workouts each and every week all year long. Born in Boston, NP is a global fitness movement encouraging people of every age, shape, size, and fitness level to 'just show up'. Their half-hour workouts meet Wednesdays at both 5:30am and 6:15am at the Indiana War Memorial and Fridays at 6:00am at sites around the city. Check the NP Indy Instagram and Facebook the day before for exact location. They're year-round and weatherproof, so just show up (really, that's it) rain, snow, sleet, or shine! @novemberprojectind #np_ind