Having our races so close to the national parks, unnecessary waste and trash is something we are strongly against. We are dedicated to maintaining a clean race and preserving the beauty of the area we run in. One of the ways we ensure this, is by having a cup-free policy. Not that we don’t provide water at aid stations! Just not cups.
If you’re not sure about our cup-free race policy, check out this video. It explains why we have this policy and what your options for hydration are.