2020 5K Race for the Planet

Fort Fisher 5K Race for the Planet

2021 5K Race for the Planet

8 a.m. sunday, April 18

ITS MORE THAN A RACE.

IT'S MOVEMENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FOR YOU, FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUMS AND FOR THE PLANET. 

 

 

WE ARE EXCITED THIS YEAR TO OFFER 2 GREAT RACE OPTIONS AND 3 RACE DISTANCES:

IN-PERSON 5K: SUNDAY, April 18, 2021 - 8:00 AM
Virtual 5k, 10k and half marathon: April 16-25

REGISTER Here

registration: $30
NC Aquarium members receive 10% discount.
 
Course Map FAQ
If you are sick at the time of this event, we encourage you to stay home and take care of yourself.
If you are at high risk of severe illness (over 65 years old, those with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, or with weakened immune systems), we encourage you to not attend this event as a protection for your own health and safety.

While attending this event, we encourage visitors to wash hands frequently. 
2019 race results:
Overall Awards Age Group Results

Runners and walkers receive:  FREE admission to the Aquarium on race day, a race t-shirt (guaranteed to the first 250), and the top three finishers (overall and age group) receive eco-friendly medals.

 

 

 

IN-PERSON 5K

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 here.

VIRTUAL RACE OPTIONS (5K, 10K, AND 13.1)
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.

Run Anytime

Complete the Race for the Planet anytime between April 16 - April 25

Pick your distance (5K, 10K, or 13.1 Miles of Fun)
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!

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
Digital Bib
Access to RaceJoy App to Support your Race
Access to Private Facebook group

SKIP THE SHIRT

Have enough T shirts to last a lifetime? Check the NO SHIRT option under Tshirt 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.

2021 Age Groups:
Overall Male & Female 1st-3rd
Masters Male and Female (40+) 1st-3rd
Age Group Male & Female 1st-3rd: 10 and younger, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Questions about the 5K Race for the Planet? Email [email protected] or call (910) 772-0500.

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A special THANK YOU to 2018 5K Race for the Planet sponsors and donors: Jersey Mikes-Carolina Beach, AlphaMortgage-Kathryn Jennings, Omega SportsARTphicsBrunswick Timing Services, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, NC Aquarium Society and Whole Foods.


Questions about the 5K Race for the Planet? Email [email protected] or call (910) 772-0500.

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