To demonstrate its commitment to going green, the Boilermaker has applied for certification from the Council for Responsible Sport.

Certification from the council formally recognizes the successful completion of a socially and environmentally responsible sporting event.

Officials say during last year's race, more than four tons of solid waste was sent to the recycling center instead of the landfill.

They also say the simple act of going to online registration resulted in the elimination of printing nearly 80,000 race applications.