Race for the Planet

Sun April 23, 2023 Kure Beach, NC 28449 US
Events
IN PERSON 5K

Run for the Planet 5K

$30 Sunday, April 24 at 8:00am. Registration includes: T-shirt, Admission to the Aquarium and Fun for the Whole Family
Virtual Event

Virtual Events

$30
Run Anytime and Anywhere - April 24 - April 30. Registration includes: Race Shirt, Downloadable Bib and Fun for the whole family.
Fun for Kids of All Ages

1 Mile Fun Run (Timed)

$24 Sunday, April 24 at 8am. Registration Includes: T-shirt, Admission to the Aquarium, and fun for the whole family
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 23, 2023

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



The 2023 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.
Proceeds from this event will support the conservation and sustainability efforts of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

WE ARE EXCITED THIS YEAR TO OFFER 3 GREAT RACE OPTIONS 

IN-PERSON 5K

1 Mile Run (TIMED)

Virtual 5K

SUNDAY, April 24, 2022 - 8:00 

Your race registration includes: 

  • Race Shirt
  • Race bib and chip timing
  • Party for the Planet - Post-race festivities
  • Fun Awards
  • Admission to the Aquarium
  • Fun for the Whole Family

 

 

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. 

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

MOBILE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DRIVE
We will be collecting the following items:  

 

●     Acids (bowl cleaners, driveway cleaners, etc.)

●     Aerosols

●     Antifreeze

●     Ballasts

●     Batteries – including alkaline, zinc-carbon, zinc-air, lithium, sealed lead-acid, and any type of rechargeable battery (NiMH, Ni-Cad, Li-Ion, etc.)

●     Caustics (drain cleaners, lye, borax)

●     CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes

●     Cell phones (including chargers, batteries, and ear buds)

●     Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Tubes and Bulbs from residential properties only (Maximum 8′ length on CFL tubes)

●     Cooking Oil

●     Electronics-if it has an electrical cord or runs off batteries, we’ll take it!  

●     Fertilizers – solid or liquid

●     Flammable Liquids

●     Fuels*

●     Gel Fuels (like Sterno)

●     Herbicides / Fungicides (weed killer, ground clear)

●     Household Cleaners (bleach, ammonia, tile/grout cleaners, glass cleaner, disinfectants, all-purpose cleaners, etc.)

●     Mercury Thermostats and Thermometers

●     Motor Oil and Oil Filters

●     Paint – latex and oil-based)

●     Pesticides – solid or liquid

●     Sharps (needles)

●     Solvents (degreasers, parts cleaners, paint thinners)

●     Stains, varnishes, and sealers

SHOES FOR ECHO HAITI

If you are cleaning out your closets, please bring any gently used shoes.  They can be any type of shoe, just no shoes beyond usefulness. Kids shoes, adult shoes, fashion shoes, etc.   These shoes will benefit an orphanage and school in Haiti.  

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