Pennsylvania Legacies #126: Going the Distance

The GAP Relay — a 150-mile race along the Great Allegheny Passage — is back for its third year, despite a global crisis that forced organizers to completely rethink the event. One thing hasn’t changed: the sustainability partnership between PEC and event host P3R that made the GAP Relay the greenest relay race in America.

We welcome back P3R’s Troy Schooley to discuss the new format and the growing movement for sustainability in distance running. Then, a closer look at one of the tools PEC used to mitigate the GAP Relay’s environmental impact: carbon offsets obtained via the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) in Portland, Oregon. BEF’s Heather Schrock explains how offsets work — and how individuals and businesses of all sizes can use them to pursue their own sustainability goals.