Race for the Planet at Aquarium on April 17

By / Running News / Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:00

KURE BEACH, N.C. — Lace up for the greenest race around. Join seasoned runners, first-time racers and families for the 5K Race for the Planet 8 a.m. Sunday, April 17 at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
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 course runs through scenic Fort Fisher with impressive views of the ocean, maritime forest and historic Fort Fisher Civil War site.
The race begins at 8 a.m. To register online visit www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or call 910.772.0500. Walk-up registration begins at 7 a.m. on race day, April 17. Early registration is $30; $35 after April 1.
About the Aquarium
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Kure Beach, a short drive south from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Aquarium is one of three state aquariums in North Carolina administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR). General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is one of only 230 accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. In addition, the Aquarium is an AZA partner in SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction. More on AZA: AZA.org
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.


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