Bringing Year-Round Sustainability to the Picturesque California Coast

Recover has partnered with Blistering Pace’s full lineup of races along the coastal Northern California shores to inspire and ensure more sustainable initiatives at each of their iconic events. In addition to providing all participant shirts, Recover also outfits volunteers and green team members with 100% recycled, and recyclable, shirts.

“The Big Sur Marathon Foundation is committed to living by our mission: producing beautiful events and benefiting the health of our community. We are responsible for our coastline on event weekends and hope to inspire our participants and volunteers year-round to live sustainably and make green choices. We asked Recover Brands to support us not only with apparel but also with their values. Recover provides our participant shirts using 100% recycled materials and is the Presenting Partner of our Green Team. Leveraging Recover's sustainability leadership helps us deliver on our mission every day, making us very happy.”  - Christy Slye, Director of Partnerships - Big Sur Marathon Foundation

Each of the events also includes a robust offering of event merchandise including shirts, hoodies, headwear, etc. to further elevate the participant experience and drive incremental revenue to the event.

Taking things a step further, Recover also activates our 360’ Closed Loop Program at the race expos and routinely diverts hundreds of pounds of apparel from the landfill. These efforts dovetail with local groups like Blue Strike Environmental to make the Big Sur International Marathon one of the “greenest” marathons in the country.

Recover x Big Sur International Marathon Impact Stats


plastic bottles diverted from the landfill


KWH of energy saved


lbs of CO2 emissions saved


gallons of water saved

Learn More

Lace up your running shoes and listen to Episode #3 of the Be The Impact Podcast to hear more about the partnership.

Making a Big Impact with Big Sur International Marathon