The rain slacked off in time for the Green Source DFW Run for the Environment on Saturday.​ Photos by Karl Thibodeaux and Michael Losurdo.

2017 Run for the Environment

June 6, 2017

The Green Source DFW Run for the Environment at Bachman Lake Park in Dallas on Saturday drew a upbeat crowd despite a rainy forecast and flooding from the night's previous rain. Around one hundred folks, including 52 runners and walkers, along with supporters and green vendors, participated in the event, which was pleasantly cooled by the overcast skies.

GSDFW Run 2017 winnersKash Tavakoli came in first place with a time of 19:19 minutes. Close behind was Jeff Dorill at 19:52. Melody Ochana was the top female runner with a time of 21:55, behind third place winner Adrian Diaz at 21:49. 

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First place winner Kash Tavakoli, right, with Jeff Dorill, second place. Photo by Julie Thibodeaux.

The event supported Green Source DFW, North Texas’ only dedicated environmental news publication whose mission is to promote environmental education and grow the green movement in North Texas.

GSDFW Run “It’s a great cause,” said Dorill. “Anytime we have a president who’s gotten out of an environmental pact, it’s time for us to do all we can.”

Addressing the crowd, Wendel Withrow, director of Green Source DFW, said we can not rely on government to fix our environmental problems.

“It’s not going to happen,” said Withrow. “We need to step up and do our part - we need to recycle, ride share, compost, landscape with native plants, switch to renewable energy  - whatever we can do to help the environment.”



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