2018 5K Race for the Planet

Fort Fisher 5K Race for the Planet

2019 5K Race for the Planet

8 a.m. sunday, April 28


Early registration: $30; after April 1st: $35; RACE Day $40; NC Aquarium members receive 10% discount.
From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. On the day of the race, Bring your old electronics and unwanted paint to the Aquarium to dispose of in A WAY healthy for the planet. 
Course Map FAQ
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.




The 5K Race for the Planet welcomes racers of all skill levels. Serious runners take advantage of the flat course for a fast pace. First-timers appreciate the on-course encouragement. The fun, no-pressure atmosphere make it a great choice for families and walkers. The seaside portions of the course offer sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean for all. Online registration closes on Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m. On-site registration will be open from 7-7:45 a.m. the day of the race. Packet pickup is at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Omega Sports in Wilmington (3501 Oleander Dr) and 7-7:45 a.m. on race day at the Aquarium.

Our goal for this race is to plant the seed for eco-conscious living. Race registration benefits Aquarium's green initiatives. In addition, we are doing this by hosting a recycling drive at the race where you can drop off old electronics and unwanted paint to be disposed of properly. With this, we hope to inspire a greater appreciation for the planet.

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.

2019 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]s.com or call (910) 772-0500.

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