ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The Blue Ridge Marathon continues to help the community long after the race is over.
It's typical in marathons for runners to take off jackets and sweatpants as they heat up.
When the race is over, the Green Team gets to work.
They pick up the clothing left behind.
Instead of throwing it out, all of the clothes are donated to Goodwill.
"It reduces waste, in general so that's always a good thing and then we're giving and contributing to a good cause. It's just one more benefit from the marathon to the Roanoke community," said Green Team Coordinator Megan Duvall.
This year the marathon donated about 50 pieces of clothing.