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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.
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
1 Mile Run (TIMED)
SUNDAY, April 21, 2024 - 8:00
Your race registration includes:
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 included with your registration. 100% organic cotton shirt
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.
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
Running is more fun with friends! Find your flock and save $50 on a team of 10 runners! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
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.
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.)
● 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
● 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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