Race for the Planet
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher invites racers and sponsors to set the pace for the planet at its 5K and Fun Run on April 23.
Breathtaking beauty and stunning scenery inspire runners to keep coming back to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF) Race for the Planet. This year’s race is slated for Sunday, April 23 at 8 am. The 2023 5K race and 1-mile fun run winds through the maritime forest that surrounds the aquarium. There is also a virtual race from April 24 to 30, a great opportunity for racers to support the aquarium’s green initiatives from anywhere on Earth.
“Sustainability and conservation of our natural resources are at the core of our mission at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher,” says NCAFF Director Hap Fatzinger. “Race for the Planet is a fun, health-focused way to inspire the community to take action for our planet.”
Be a Pacesetter for the Planet
The aquarium is encouraging racers to register early for a discounted rate and sponsors to come on board as early backers. In 2022, the aquarium welcomed nearly 400 racers, the largest event to date. Another 60 racers joined the race virtually. Two sponsors have already set the pace — Fleet Feet as Race Packet Pick-up Sponsor on April 21 from 4 to 7 pm and Cape Fear Solar as Suncatcher Sponsor. The suncatcher is the prize for race winners.
“A race sponsorship sets the pace for a greener planet and sets businesses or organizations apart as sustainability supporters,” says Casey Radley, chair of the NCAFF Green Team. “We welcome sponsors to partner with us as we expect to host even more runners and raise more funds this year.”
New in 2023
In 2023 Racers for the Planet have an opportunity to donate a race entry for local North Carolina high school student runners. The North Carolina Aquariums continue to prioritize inclusivity to inspire appreciation and conservation of aquatic environments among a diverse cross-section of the community.
Want to sponsor this event or run in it?
Race for the Planet 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Sunday, April 23, 8 am
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Interested sponsors or racers should visit 2023 Race for the Planet (ncaquariums.com)
To register for the race, visit 2023 Race for the Planet (ncaquariums.com)