The 7th Annual Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Bear Cub Kids Run

1K, 5K

Event Date

Sun, Apr 19, 2015


Brighton, MA


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Cheetahs (experienced and non-experienced runners) - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Gazelles (Inline Skaters/Roller Bladers) - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Kangaroo (Parent With Stroller and Joey(s) Aboard) - Individual Age group/open

$30 $35 Closed

Wolf Packs (Runner or Walker with Pet) - Individual Age group/open

$30 $35 Closed

Tortoises (Walkers) - Individual Age group/open

$30 $35 Closed

Sloths (I cannot or will not be running, in-line skating, walking or moving in general on April 19th but would like to support and help protect my fellow species) - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Monarch Butterflies (I will not be running in or near Boston that day but would like to virtually participate by running on my own during my migration) - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Bear Cub Kids Run - Individual Age group/open

$15 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Come celebrate Earth Day by joining us in The Race Against Extinction 5K Race. We are looking for Cheetahs (experienced and first-time runners), Bear Cubs (children under 12 for a 1K jaunt), Tortoises (walkers), Gazelles (inline skaters), Kangaroos (parents with strollers), Wolf Packs (runners or walkers with their pets)! and Sloths (those who cannot or will not be running, skating, walking or moving in general on April 19th but would like to support and help protect their fellow species!).  RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED - CASH, Credit Card OR CHECK!

The race begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in scenic Artesani Park just off the Charles River in the Boston/Brighton/Cambridge area. The entry fee is $30.00 ($15 for Bear Cubs) and proceeds will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund. Race entry includes a VERY cool shirt and the opportunity to help the WWF's conservation goals even more   Come join us and make a positive impact for Earth Day this year!

The Race Against Extinction is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to generate greater awareness of the need to protect our planet's endangered plants and animals, raise money for the habitat preservation funds of established international conservation groups, and - perhaps most importantly - have FUN!

We encourage all types of athletes and non-athletes to participate. If you have never run a timed race before, here is your chance. If you think that you are fast you have a great chance at winning one of our coveted lost and found and recycled Hub Cap trophies by placing first in one of our many categories. The Race Against Extinction tries to ensure that it's events are as green as possible including our the fabled lost, found & recycled Hub Cap Trophies.  We look forward to seeing you Sunday, April 19th on the Charles! There is limited space so please hurry and sign up as soon as you can so that you do not miss out on all of the fun!

Event details and schedule

Race Day Packet begins at 8:00 AM on race day.

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