Calling runners looking to do something good for themself and something good for the world, all at the same time ! Introducing, 'Plogging' : the exercise movement that not only benefits your mind and body, but also the environment. The term is a portmanteau word combining "picking up" and “jogging". Scandinavians dreamed up this environmentally friendly form of exercise that blends jogging and picking up trash. It’s basically like going on a treasure hunt during your workout, except your treasure happens to be dirty plastic bottles. Plogging appears to have started around 2016, but is now going global, due to increasing awareness and fear over plastic levels in the ocean. Plogging is like high intensity interval training too, if you think about it. Bending down to pick up litter is like doing some core-boosting squats and can extend your range of motion, according to some fitness experts.
All you need to become a plogger is a workout outfit, a bag to collect garbage, and, ideally, a pair of gloves. We will first meet every 3 weeks and slowly run around the city helping clean up the running paths of our great New York City.
Let’s go plogging in Brooklyn !
The route starts at the F train in Dumbo (York Street) and ends at McCarren Park in Williamsburg (about 4 miles with a lot of garbage!). If we get tired or too hot we can always end earlier at around 3 miles at the East River State Park at North 7th and Kent ; That’s where Smorgasburg is on Saturdays :)
As a runner, bring (of course!) your workout outfit, and some drinks/snacks ;
As a 'Plogger', bring plastic bags (I will have more for the members who might have forgotten to bring some), and ideally a pair of gloves. Please note that I charge $1 per runner to cover the cost of plastic bags and the monthly meet-up fees.
Directions: The group meets at 8 a.m at the exit of York Street station (F train) in Dumbo. We will start at 8.20.
Wet weather cancels (more than 60% of chance of precipitation the day before I will cancel).
Looking forward to plogg with you ! Alex ([masked])
P.S : if you are late, text me [masked]) and I will send you a drop pin from my GPS/iphone in order for you to meet the group