For seven years, The Mint 400 has hosted an annual desert cleanup before the race starts to give back to public lands and improve the area. The 2023 race was no exception, but for this year's event, two cleanups were organized-one before and one after, organized by Tread Lightly! and Fox Factory's Trail Trust program.
On the Sunday following the race, 56 volunteers gathered to help clean up spectator areas, removing 1,800 pounds of trash from the desert and improving 15 miles of public lands.
"We were thrilled to partner with Tread Lightly! on the Mint 400 post-race clean up. Minimizing the environmental impact of outdoor adventuring is a key tenet of Trail Trust. We're grateful to all the enthusiasts who came out and helped preserve our playground to ensure that future generations can experience the thrill of off-road racing," shared Amanda Scott, Sustainability and Social Impact Senior Manager at Fox Factory.
Other partner organizations involved in the event included:
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped keep our deserts clean!
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