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Posted: September 19, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: SA Recycling Joins the 2009 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon To Help Make the Event Green

SA will provide 'Green Team' and Recycling Bins to help participants recycle more than 35,000 plastic containers, bottles as well as many other recyclables

LONG BEACH, CA -- SA Recycling has joined forces with the International City Bank Marathon to help lessen the impact on the environment and reduce the carbon footprint of the event. More than 100 staff will make up the SA Recycling "Green Team," helping participants to recycle their water bottles and other recyclables. There will be recycle bins located in and around the Finish Line Festival.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11. More than 20,000 participants are expected to participate in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Bike Tour, Run Forrest Run 5K and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run.

As a scrap metal recycler, SA is making a significant difference in reducing the global carbon footprint. There is a 90% reduction of greenhouse gases when recycling steel vs. mining ore. As leading innovators in the recycling industry, SA has come up with ways to further its environmental impact. SA uses state-of-the-art air filtration, efficient metal recovery systems, storm water management, and dust control systems. In addition, SA Recycling plays a key part in eliminating hazardous materials from landfills, which results in cleaner air and water for your community.

"SA Recycling is pleased to be a part of such a historic event; 25 times in the making. We are committed to recycling the race material to green the race one-step at a time," commented Regional Manager Moises Figueroa.

The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon event includes a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Bike Tour, the Bubba Gump Run Forrest Run 5K and the Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. All participants receive an event t-shirt, a race goodie-bag and a unique commemorative Finisher's Medal. In a continuing tradition, the Wheelchair Division will include Push Rim and Hand Crank participants in the Full Marathon.

More than 45,000 are expected to attend the two-day Health & Fitness Expo in Hall C at the Long Beach Convention Center on Fri., Oct. 9 (Noon-7 p.m.) and Sat., Oct. 10 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). SARecycling, among more than 100 other exhibitors at the Expo -- which is FREE to the public -- will highlight the benefits of recycling in everyday life. SA Recycling will be providing information to participants regarding how they can recycle their scrap metal and the importance of doing so. SA Recycling will also showcase how the recycling will work on race day to ensure that the racers are able to efficiently recycle their empty water bottles and other recyclables. Participants can stop by the SA Recycling booth for a chance to win fun giveaways.

On race day, 35,000 are expected at the Finish Line Festival on the Marina Green on Shoreline Drive. The festival offers live music, food and fun, and is a gathering place and viewing area for friends, family and guests of all participants. Like the Expo, the festival is FREE to the public.

2009 event sponsors include: Title Sponsor - International City Bank; Corporate Sponsors, JetBlue Airways -- Official Airline; Gotein -- Official Race Recovery Drink; Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital -- Official Hospitals; the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company -- 5K Sponsor; Road Runner Sports -- Official Running Specialty Store; Buono's Pizzeria -- Official Pizza; Cliff Bar -- the Official Energy Bar; Michelob Ultra - Finish Line Festival sponsor; SA Recycling -- Official Recycler; BNSF Railway -- Kids Run Supporter; REI -- Bike Tour Supporter; and Long Beach Hyatt Hotel -- Official Headquarters Hotel. Media Partners include the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Prevention Magazine, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Downtown Long Beach Associates and California State University Long Beach.

For more information on the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, please visit www.runlongbeach.com or call 562-427-4606.

About International City Racing: International City Racing, Inc. (ICR), led by Olympic Gold Medalist Bob Seagren, specializes exclusively in the development, management and implementation of endurance, health, fitness and special events. ICR events include the OC Marathon held in May; the Pacific Open Water Challenge held in August; the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon held in October; the Dana Point Turkey Trot 10K & 5K held on Thanksgiving Day and the Inaugural LA County Half Marathon held in December.

About SA Recycling: SA Recycling is a full service ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycler who helps both individuals and large corporations realize true economic value from the scrap metal recycling process while aiding in meeting the demands of both domestic and international manufacturers. With 41 locations across the southwest U.S., SA Recycling is recognized as a scrap metal industry leader. For more information please visit www.sarecycling.com.


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