- Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 23:19
- Written by Super User
Kure Beach, NC- Pick up the pace for the greenest race around. Join seasoned runners, first-time racers and families for the 5th annual 5K Race for the Planet on Sunday, April 21 at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Lace up for the festive fun and celebrate Earth Day one day early.
A scenic course, organic t-shirts for the first 300 runners and free Aquarium admission on race day for registered participants adds pep to the step, whether walking or running. Overall and age group winners receive eco-friendly awards.
The Aquarium’s goal for the race is to plant the seed for eco-conscious living and raise funds for the Aquarium's educational programs and green initiatives. Count on the Aquarium to walk the talk by reducing race waste as much as possible. The 5K Race for the Planet starts and ends at the Aquarium. The flat, mostly asphalt course runs through scenic Fort Fisher with impressive views of the ocean, maritime forest and historic Fort Fisher Civil War site. The course is USATF certified.
The race begins at 8 a.m. To register online visit www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or call 910.458.7468. Walk-up registration begins at 7 a.m. on race day. Early registration is $25; $30 after April 12. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located short drive from Wilmington, just south of Kure Beach, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, on US 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Admission: $8 adults ages 13-61; $7 62+; $6 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com.