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NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM at FORT FISHER
RACE FOR THE PLANET
APRIL 24 - APRIL 30, 2022
ITS MORE THAN A RACE.
IT'S MOVEMENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FOR YOU, FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM, AND FOR THE PLANET.
NEW FOR 2022
POST RACE PARTY FOR THE FAMILY and KIDS VILLAGE
MULTIPLE DISTANCES. NEW FUN ELEMENTS.
OPEN TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE, WITH THE EASE OF AN APP.
The 2022 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 2 GREAT RACE OPTIONS AND 3 RACE DISTANCES
IN-PERSON 5K and 1 MILE FUN RUN
SUNDAY, April 24, 2022 - 8:00
Your race registration includes:
VIRTUAL RACE OPTIONS (5K, 10K, AND 13.1)
Can't make it to Wilmington, but still want to be part of the fun! Then join us for the Virtual Race for the Planet.
1. Run Anywhere.
Recruit your friends and family to join the fun no matter where they live.
2. Run Anytime.
Complete the Race for the Planet anytime between April 24 - April 30
3. Pick your distance (5K, 10K, or 13.1 Miles of Fun)
3. Compete with friends and family far and wide AND have crowd support and cheers from all over.
Race for the Planet uses the RaceJoy App to provide you the most advanced race day experience available today! By tapping into the power of your smartphone, RaceJoy delivers real-time performance information, live leader boards, turn-by-turn instructions, and the ability for family and friends to show their support from around the world!
4. Your Registration Includes:
Packet Pick Up:
Friday - April 22- Earth Day Celebration and Packet Pick Up - Good Hops Brewing (811 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC 28428)
Sunday - April 24 - 6:30AM - 7:30 am NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
We have looked far and wide to bring you the softest and sustainable Tee on the planet! These shirts are 100% Combed Ringspun Cotton and printed with water-based and sustainable inks. Enjoy your Sustainably Made Feel Good Tee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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