In one of the biggest off-road cleanup initiatives of the year, hundreds of volunteers descended upon the Jean, Nevada OHV area on Saturday for the 2024 Republic Services Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up presented by Sylvania Off-Road. The Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up marks the first major event of the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400, which will run from March 6-10. When all was said and done, this year’s Desert Clean-Up collected 82,840 pounds of illegally dumped waste from the area, the second-most in event history.

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“The 2024 Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up was another huge success!” Said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “We can’t say thank you enough to our longtime partners at Republic Services, our new partners at Sylvania Off-Road who joined us for the first time this year, the massive group of volunteers who came out to Jean with us to help us pick up trash, and the other great companies who donated prizes to our raffle to reward them for their hard work.

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“Initiatives like this are a crucial part of keeping the desert clean and open for everyone, not just those of us in the off-road world, but they help us set the stage for some epic racing, too. We hope to see everybody back in two weeks for the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400. For everybody else who’s joining us, please respect all the hard work these volunteers did and keep our OHV areas clean. Remember, don’t trash the desert!”

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2024 marks the eighth consecutive year of the Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up. Coming into this year’s event, over 375,000 pounds of trash—nearly 188 tons—had been collected, with the 2024 totals pushing the event well over the 200-ton mark in its history. The Mint 400 Desert Clean-Up has been so impactful in the community that it has inspired additional Desert Clean-Up events at the Parker 400 and California 300, the other two events on the UNLTD Off-Road Racing schedule.

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Professional racers like BJ Baldwin and Wes Miller were among those who took time to help clean up trash before hitting the race course in two weeks’ time. In addition, to reward the volunteers for their hard work, every attendee was once again entered into a raffle that included thousands of dollars worth of donated prizes from the top companies in the sport.

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Details regarding racer registration, sponsorship packages, exhibitor vending, spectator tickets, camping, and parking passes for UNLTD Off-Road Racing are live on

About UNLTD Off-Road Racing

The Unlimited Off-Road Racing league was formed by The Martelli Brothers in 2023 after more than a decade of successful desert off-road race promotion, including The Mint 400, The UTV World Championship and The California 300. The league was formed to promote the sport of desert off-road racing, the off-road industry, and to expand the reach of off-road companies beyond the industry and into the homes of every off-road race fan, globally. Key attributes of the newly formed league include large racer car counts, competitive and challenging race courses, safe and family-friendly spectating areas, multiple days of racing and off-road festivities all located near major cities and markets that positively affect the off-road industry. The Martelli Brothers, owners of the motorsports powerhouse production group Mad Media have made it their mission to grow the league into a four race series that showcases the best off-road racers on the best courses in North America.

About The Mint 400

The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America, and is held each March in the treacherous foothills of Sin City. The multi-day event features a massive vehicle parade down the world famous Las Vegas Strip, a two day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile racecourse. Nearly 65,000 off-road and recreational enthusiasts come to watch 500 race teams in 50+ classes from 25 different states and 15 different countries go door to door, while the Livestream coverage is beamed to over 800,000 viewers worldwide.  No other off road race allows fans the thrilling experience of watching the top off-road race teams from around the world battle for fame and glory, in a festival setting – complete with a luxury VIP section. The Mint 400 is “The Great American Off-Road Race”!


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