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Earth Day People Chase
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
5K & Fun Run - Individual Age group/open
12 & Under - Individual Age group/12 and under
About This Activity
Run green in this one of a kind race in Aiken, SC. Modeled after the Urbanathlon events held in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, Aiken’s Earth Day People Chase is a 5K fun run through historic downtown Aiken, South Carolina. Experience Earth Day 2015 like no other by conquering a variety of obstacles constructed from recycled materials along a 5K race course. Runners will find obstacles to challenge and engage participants of all ages and abilities. Jump over 500 lb recycled cardboard barriers, crawl below police barricades, trail run and hurdle downed tree trunks in Hitchcock Woods, slide across the hood of a patrol car, run the stairs of the Municipal Center and more!Come celebrate Earth Day 2015 and participate in Aiken’s most unusual 5K run ever. Have fun, exercise, and see some of the city’s most historical locations at the same time.
Race participants can discover more about Earth Day and the benefits of recycling at our post-race booths from 10:00 to 3:00 on the Newberry Street Festival Center. There will be food, entertainment, awards, and fun at Aiken’s Earth Day 2015. Come celebrate our planet and learn about “Preserving for tomorrow what we all enjoy today.”
Event details and schedule
Entry Fee Schedule:Aiken’s Earth Day People Chase entry fee for those 13 and older is $20 through March 31st and includes a tee shirt and other SWAG – not to mention a great race and loads of fun! Children 12 and under may enter at no charge, but must be accompanied during the event by a registered participant who is at least 16 years of age.
The entry fee (including tee shirt and SWAG) will be $25 between April 1st and April 16 for participants 13 and older. Restrictions remain the same for those 12 and under.
No registrations will be allowed on April 17.
Day-of registration begins at 8:00 at the Public Safety Community Services Building on Newberry Street. Entry fee that morning will be $30 for those 13 and older. Extra tee shirts will be ordered but are not guaranteed for day-of registrants.
Packet Pick-up:People Chase participants may pick up registration packets on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Aiken Public Safety Community Services Building – corner of Newberry Street and The Alley. Registrants who are 12 or under must present proof of age and be accompanied by a parent.
Race Schedule:The event begins with 5K runners at 9:00 from Newberry Street and Park Avenue. Fun Run participants will follow at 9:15.