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Hit the Road to Celebrate Earth Day: Race for the Planet 5K April 22nd

Make moves that matter on Earth Day. Celebrate your health and plant the seed for eco-conscious living at the 5K Race for the Planet on Sunday, April 22, 2012. This fourth annual event, hosted by the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, is one of the greenest races around. Runners and walkers receive organic t-shirts (guaranteed for the first 350), reusable shopping bags, free seeds and wildflower bib numbers ready for planting. Overall and age group winners receive eco-friendly medals and prizes. As an added bonus, this year each race participant receives free admission to the Aquarium on race day.
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.
Proceeds from the 5K Race for the Planet help fund Aquarium educational programs and green initiatives.
Race entry is $25 before April 12, $30 after. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. The race starts at 8 a.m.
Easy online registration available at
This race is made possible by sponsors and donors including: Bass Pro Shop, Cameron Art Museum, The Casserole, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Gold’s Gym Longleaf Mall, Learning Express, NC Aquarium Society, Omega Sports, Pepsi, Rain Water Solutions, Queensboro Shirt Company and Wild North Carolina.