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NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM at FORT FISHER
RACE FOR THE PLANET
APRIL 16 - 25, 2021
ITS MORE THAN A RACE.
IT'S MOVEMENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FOR YOU, FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM, AND FOR THE PLANET.
MULTIPLE DISTANCES. NEW FUN ELEMENTS.
OPEN TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE, WITH THE EASE OF AN APP.
The 2021 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 three North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
WE ARE EXCITED THIS YEAR TO OFFER 2 GREAT RACE OPTIONS AND 3 RACE DISTANCES
SUNDAY, April 18, 2021 - Multiple start waves beginning at 8:00am
We are excited to be able to hold an IN-PERSON 5K at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The COVID 19 pandemic has forced us to make a few event format changes and to put safeguards in place for everyone’s comfort and safety. Participant and volunteer peace of mind and safety are paramount in our Race for the Planet planning and execution. In order to ensure a successful race, we ask that you carefully read the IN-PERSON INFO/COVID GUIDELINES section of our website and familiarize yourself with this year’s Event Format changes. We will continue to monitor safety recommendations and any further race modifications will be posted here.
Your race registration includes:
Race Shirt and Race Day Fun for the whole family!
2/6/2021 - Race Update:
*All registration will be online (no in-person registration)
*Limit Packet Pick up to 1 Person from your party
*During registration please select a start time. (75 person limit at each start time)
Please Refer to the IN-Person Info/Covid Guidelines section of our website.
VIRTUAL RACE OPTIONS (5K, 10K, AND 13.1)
1. Run Anywhere.
Since Race for the Planet is virtual you can 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 16 - April 25
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
Access to RaceJoy App to Support your Run
Access to Private Facebook group
Packet Pick Up:
Friday - April 16 - 3:00PM - 6:00PM - Omega Sports (3501 Oleander Dr #17, Wilmington, NC 28403)
Sunday - April 18 - 7:00AM - 30 mins prior to your race start - 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. Give these a try during Run for the Planet (September 12-20). 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.
Just Click on the North Carolina Bundle During Registration to add RUN OBX to your Race for the Planet Experience.
Summers at the OBX are marked by long lazy days that melt into one another. Quiet Sunrises, days filled with sand, waves, water, and fun in the sun, bonfires on the beach, beautiful sunsets, and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves.
Experience the OBX virtually this summer! Travel virtually from Bald Head Island, NC to Sandbridge, VA. 300 miles. Start anytime between April 1, 2021 - August 1, 2021.
NEW FOR 2021
The ORIGINAL RUN OBX - Travel the 300 miles of the OBX only on foot (running, hiking or walking)
FREESTYLE RUN OBX - Travel the 300 miles of the OBX any way you would like...run, walk, hike, bike, swim, paddle or any other form of movement will count.
Here is how it works:
1. Register and invite your friends to join you
If you like to travel with friends, form a convoy (group). Each member of the group is responsible for their own miles. You can't share miles, but you can definitely share the experience.
2. Run anytime/anywhere and log your miles (You can log miles anytime from April 1 - September 6)
3. Join the virtual community of fellow OBX runners.
All participants receive:
*Summer Survival Kit
*Suncatcher Finisher Medal
*Option to purchase as much or as little OBX Gear as you would like
*Virtual Race Bib
*Map tracking, and leaderboard
*Finish Line photos..your Facebook friends will never know you are in Kansas and not on the Outer Banks!
*Being a part of our virtual run community - private Facebook
*Motivation - Hey let's face it - its kinda hard to keep motivated to lace up your sneaks and hit the pavement! We will be sending you motivation and encouragement throughout the journey!
*A virtual vacation! We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with the North Carolina Aquariums who will be bringing you fun facts about the NC Coast throughout your journey
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Race for the Planet.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
We will contact you with more information about our race.