3rd Annual Junk Jog

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Join Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and the City’s Solid Waste Management Department on Saturday, October 23, for the third annual Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Junk Jog plogging event. Plogging, a combination of jogging and picking up litter, began several years ago as an organized activity in Sweden because of growing concerns about marine debris and litter. Keep Albuquerque Beautiful, alongside the City Solid Waste Management are bringing this trend back to the Southwest by inspiring Burquenos to help make our communities cleaner, safer, healthier and more beautiful.

Each plogger will receive a plastic garbage bag, gloves, and a litter grabber to pick up the trash, as well as an official t-shirt. At water stops along the route, volunteers* will cheer participants on and help ploggers exchange filled garbage bags for new bags. At the end of the jog, each plogger’s trash bags will be counted. Prizes will be given to the individual and group that collects the most litter.

Ploggers will have the opportunity to jog a 1-mile loop (or more if they choose) while picking up litter along two Bosque trails near Central and Sunset. Participants are invited to register as individuals or to form Junk Jog teams to help keep Albuquerque’s Bosque beautiful. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. Register as a participant or volunteer at



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