In case you haven’t seen the Internet for the last few months, plogging, the Swedish trend that combines jogging with picking up litter, has reached DC, turning some into jogging do-gooders while prompting others to claim they’ve been doing this in their communities for years—it just never had a name. Wherever you may stand, plogging is more than a running fad, generally regarded as a pretty decent thing to do.
This Sunday, May 6, you can get in on the action and join Pacers Running for a Downward Plogging community event at its Navy Yard location. The event kicks off at 4 PM with a “mindfulness” exercise, then launches into a three-to-five mile plog around the neighborhood (the distance will be a fun surprise). Gloves and trash bags will be provided, and Altra has offered running shoes to demo during the plog. Afterward, local yogi Emily Bango will lead a yoga session. Then it’s time to eat! The store will have Taylor Gourmet, Ice Cream Jubilee, and beer, or bring your own grub, pot luck-style.
The cost is $30 and you can register here. Pacers Navy Yard is located at 300 Tingey St., SE.