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Oracle, AZ US 85623
Early Registration Open for 2024! Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? Join us at Biosphere 2 for a 5k run and walk, entirely on the grounds of the famed facility.
Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just looking for a fun way to get some exercise, you're sure to enjoy yourself at the world-famous Biosphere 2.
Clear your schedule and join us at the April 20th TMC Earth Day 5k, where you can walk or run the hidden Biosphere 2 backroads, nestled at the base of the majestic Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson. The rolling 3.1 mile course is perfect for racing and walking, with gorgeous desert and mountain views and a start and finish on the beautiful Great Lawn.
After the 5k, you can relax, listen to live music, snag some food, and enjoy other fun activities, so make sure to stick around to socialize and have some fun. All registrants receive free entry to the Biosphere 2 informative tour of the renowned research facility, with an exclusive peek into the inner workings of the Biosphere 2, a wild world of wetlands, rainforests, grasslands, fog deserts, and the big blue ocean. It's like a backstage pass to nature's superstar habitats!
The TMC Earth Day 5k is raising funds for the Ocean Reef research project, learning how to grow ocean reefs in a changing climate. See details and donate here.
Limited to 500 Registrants -- what you get:
Special sublimated souvenir shirt
Timed 5k with finisher's video
Age group and overall awards courtesy of The Running Shop
Free entry to the world-famous Biosphere 2
Snacks and drinks
Food trucks with yummy post-race food for purchase
COX Conserves special festivities planned
Don't miss this chance to visit the earth's entire ecosystem under one roof while celebrating Earth Day.
Bring the Kids! Strollers are allowed at this child-friendly event, with a free Kid's Dash & Kid's Zone
Do Good! This inaugural event raises funds for the world-renowned Biosphere 2's Ocean Reef Lab.
Terrain: mostly pavement, with a brief dirt section
Difficulty: hilly in sections
Weather: 50's - 70's
Differently Abled: Yes, be mindful of hills and dirt road
Pets Allowed: No
Want Training Advice? Contact RRCA-certified running coach Tia Accetta at email@example.com.
Planned 2024 Schedule:
7:15-8:15 am Race day registration and packet pick up
8:30 Start time for TMC Earth Day 5k Run/Walk
9:30 Free Kids Dash
9:45 or so: Awards
Ongoing: All registrants can visit Biosphere 2 on their own -- no need for a formal tour!
All non-running guests can purchase Biosphere 2 admission for the discounted rate of $10 (before 8:30 am) and all children under 12 are free.
This event is a partnership between Run Tucson & the Biosphere 2, the University of Arizona
Questions? Contact Race Director Randy Accetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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