American Textile Recycling Service Suits Up to ROCK RUN RECYCLE and Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon

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ATRS will collect running shoes, warm up gear and used costumes for charitable recycling at the World's Largest Halloween Half Marathon.

ATRS volunteers trail runners along the course collecting discarded gear.

Why drop your warm-up gear for recycling at the race? Because when you're running a marathon in a Halloween costume, there's nothing like a big start line reveal!

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) green recycling fairies and elf mascots are gearing up once again for the Worlds Largest Halloween Half Marathon and costume contest. As the official textile recycling partner of the race, ATRS employees and volunteers will be on hand to ensure the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon & 5K is spooktacular green community event at L.A. Live October 24-26.

Runners, participants and spectators are encouraged to bring a bag of unwanted running gear and shoes to the ATRS Health & Fitness Expo booth for recycling, and drop off warm-up gear into convenient carts marked ROCK, RUN, RECYCLE at the corals. Because when you're running a marathon in a Halloween costume, there's really nothing like a big start line reveal, is there?

Over 30,000 registered runners are expected to participate in the fun-filled festivities, including a costume contest with prizes on the main stage. Every pound of discarded clothing collected on Race Day and at the Start Line, Finish Line and Health and Fitness Expo will reduce the marathon's environmental footprint and benefit a local charity.

The ROCK, RUN, RECYCLE campaign conceived by ATRS and The Competitor Group ensures thousands of pounds of race related recyclables are diverted from California's waste stream. Perishables collected from the finish line will be collected by ATRS Recycling and delivered to support "We've Got Your Back" a school nutrition program serving approximately 25,000 undernourished, homeless students throughout Southern California. Marathon apparel, warm-up gear and unclaimed medals will be recycled to support area charity Giving Children Hope.

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler and an official recycling partner of The Competitor Group. Its socially responsible business model provides free textile recycling solutions for the public, job stimulation worldwide and much-needed funding for worthy local charities. Easy, convenient ATRS Recyclers are available throughout Southern California, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson AZ, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Michigan, Oklahoma, Colorado and Tennessee. For press inquires contact pr(at)atrsonline(dot)com.

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