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Sun April 21 - Sun April 28, 2024 Kure Beach, NC 28449 US
Race for the Planet
All race proceeds support the
NCAFF Green Team through the North Carolina Aquarium Society

Events

IN PERSON 5K

Run for the Planet 5K

$45 Registration Includes: Race Shirt and Admission to the Aquarium on Race Day.
Show your support! Run anytime and anywhere!

Run for the Planet VIRTUAL 5K

$35 Event Registration Includes: Race Shirt
Fun for Kids of All Ages

1 Mile Fun Run (Timed)

$24 Registration Includes: Race Shirt and Admission to the Aquarium on Race Day.

Place

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC US 28449

Description

NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM at FORT FISHER
RACE FOR THE PLANET
APRIL 21, 2024

ITS MORE THAN A RACE.
IT'S MOVEMENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FOR YOU, FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM,  AND FOR THE PLANET. 

The 2024 Race for the Planet welcomes racers of all skill levels with a fun,
no-pressure atmosphere to do something healthy for themselves and for the planet.

Have enough T shirts to last a lifetime? Check the NO SHIRT option under T-shirt size and $10 of your registration fee will support the NCAFF Green Team through the North Carolina Aquarium Society. Your thoughtful action helps us take greater action for the planet, reducing the carbon footprint of the event and expanding programs for hard-to-recycle materials and organic waste composting, and reducing single-use plastic.

WE ARE EXCITED THIS YEAR TO OFFER 3 GREAT RACE OPTIONS 

IN-PERSON 5K

1 Mile Run (TIMED)

Virtual 5K

SUNDAY, April 21, 2024 - 8:00 

 

Why Run for the Planet

At the Race for the Planet, we can take a step for a healthy ocean and environment, together. Race registration benefits the NC Aquarium's green initiatives. 

Sustainabili-TEE

Sustainabili-TEE included with your registration.  100% organic cotton shirt.  

OR 

Skip the T-shirt option

Have enough T shirts to last a lifetime? Check the NO SHIRT option under T-shirt size and donate $10 of your registration fee to the Aquarium. Your thoughtful action helps us take greater action for the planet, reducing the carbon footprint of the event and expand programs for single-use plastic, hard-to-recycle materials, and organic waste composting.

Sustainable Swag

Stay the sustainability track by purchasing your 2024 Race for the Planet canvas bag or Slippy with registration.  Proceeds benefit the NC Aquarium Green Team.

 

 

 

 

Awards

5K - 3 Deep Awards in the Following Categories: 

Overall Male and Female

Masters Male and Female 

10 and under, 11-15, 16 -19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70+

1 Mile Awards - 

Top 3 Male and Female

Find your Flock

Running is more fun with friends!  Find your flock and save $50 on a team of 10 runners!  Email renee@racefullsend.com to learn more!  

Be a Steward of our Planet

Here are just a few ideas of actions you can take to be a Good Steward of our Planet.   Join our Facebook Group and post pictures of how you are MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU, FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUMS AND FOR THE PLANET. 

Green Tips:

Skip the straw. Each year, people in the US use enough straws to wrap around the earth 2.5 times. Straws are easily carried by the wind leading them to litter our beaches, oceans and waterways. Straws are one of the top 5 items found during beach sweeps in the US.

Turn it off. Artificial lighting accounts for 44 percent of electricity use in office buildings. Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you're leaving any room for 15 minutes or more. Same goes for electronics; switch off power strips and unplug electrical devices when you're not using them.

Dial it down. Moving your thermostat down just two degrees in winter and up two degrees in summer could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Carpool to the Race

Bring your own water bottle to the race.

Reuse your race safety pins.

Participate in the Recycling Drive at Race for the Planet

ITEMS TO BRING TO THE MOBILE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DRIVE
  

 

 

Participate in the Recycling Drive at Race for the Planet

MOBILE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DRIVE*
Click here for a list of items to be collected. 

Race Contact Info

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