Registration is now open for the 5K Race for the Planet hosted by the N.C. Aquarium at Ft Fisher

By / Running News / Wednesday, 11 March 2015 04:00

Kure Beach, NC —Registration is now open for the 5K Race for the Planet hosted by the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The annual road race, to be held 8 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, celebrates health and Earth Day by being one of the greenest races around. Runners and walkers receive organic t-shirts (guaranteed for the first 300), reusable shopping bags, and free seeds for planting. Overall and age group winners receive eco-friendly medals.
The Aquarium’s goal for this race is to plant the seed for eco-conscious living and raise funds for the Aquarium's educational programs and green initiatives.
The 5K Race for the Planet starts and ends at the Aquarium. The flat, mostly asphalt course runs through scenic Fort Fisher with amazing views of the ocean, maritime forest and historic Fort Fisher Civil War site.
Early registration is $30. The fee will increase to $35 April 1. Race day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. As an added bonus, race participant receives free admission to the Aquarium on race day. For more information and to register visit: The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Wilmington on US 421, in Kure Beach. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Normal admission: $10.95 adults ages 13-61; $9.95 ages 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Taxes not included. Free admission for: children 2 and younger; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information:


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