2nd Annual Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K and Kids Bear Cub Run

5K, 1K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 18, 2015


Madison, WI


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Cheetahs - Experienced and First Time Runners 5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Bear Cub Run 1K - 12 and under age group

$15 $15 Closed

Kangaroos (Parent with Stroller) 5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Tortoises (Walkers) 5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Sloths 0 K (I cannot or will not be running, 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 (Runners who plan on "virtually" running with us on the 19th just not in the vicinity of Madison, Wisconsin) - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 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 running the 1K), Kangaroos (parents with strollers), Tortoises (walkers) and even Sloths (those who cannot attend or will not be running or walking or able moving in general from their couch but still would like to help support and protect their fellow species!)). RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILBLE USING CREDIT CARD, CHECK, CASH OR GOLD BULLION!

The race begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in scenic Vilas Park near the renowned Henry Vilas Park Zoo. The Race will be chip timed. The entry fee is $30.00 ($15.00 for Bear Cubs) and proceeds will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund. Race entry includes a VERY cool shirt. 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 fabled lost, found & recycled Hub Cap Trophies.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 18th at Vilas Park!

The Race Against Extinction Team

Event details and schedule

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Race Bib Pickup

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Race Day Registration

9:00 AM  - 12:00 PM Environmental Awareness Display Booths Open

10:00 AM 5K Race and Walk Start Time (gun start)

11:00 AM Bear Cub Run

Packets and Bibs can be picked up from 8:00 AM until Race Start Time on April 18th

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