Race for the Planet

Sun April 24 - Sat April 30, 2022 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, Party for the Planet, 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

$18 Sunday, April 24 at 8am. Registration Includes: T-shirt, Medal and Admission to the Aquarium, Party for the Planet and Kids Village
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 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: 

  • 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

 

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:

  • Race Shirt - you may select to pick up your shirt in Wilmington OR have your shirt mailed directly to you at no additional fee
  • Digital Bib
  • Access to RaceJoy App to Support your Run



 

Packet Pick Up

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 

 

Race Shirt

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. 

 

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.

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.

 

Race Contact Info

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