2022 SWA Run AWAY 5K
Time & Location
About the Event
The Run AWAY 5K is a unique race that takes participants AWAY through cabbage palms, cypress hammocks, marshes and lush pine flat woods, with glimpses of Grassy Waters Preserve and the Renewable Energy Park. It is conducted in partnership with the nonprofit Resource Depot, which works to inspire creativity, conservation and community engagement through reuse.
Age Categories for Awards
10 and under
70+Solid Waste Authority of PBC
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Palm Beach County, Florida. With approximately 400 employees, the SWA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services and programs to the county's 1.45 million residents and businesses.Resource Depot
Proceeds from the SWA Run AWAY 5K benefit Resource Depot, a not-for-profit creative reuse center in Palm Beach County that collects and distributes unwanted reusable materials to the arts and education communities. Last year, Resource Depot kept almost 200,000 pounds of reusable supplies out of our landfill and put them in the hands of those students, artists and teachers who could use them most.Grassy Waters Preserve
Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.
The continued pristine beauty of Grassy Waters Preserve is thanks to the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Division.