5K for Clean Air
Congratulations to our 2013 5K Run & Walk for Clean Air winners and ALL participants for a great race! If you were one of our top three winners and didn’t claim your prize, you may pick it up at Omega Sports in the Arboretum.
Your feedback is important to help us make next year’s 5K bigger and better – please complete our short survey.
Charlotte’s Only “Green” Race
When you sign-up for the 5K Run & Walk for Clean Air, you’re not only supporting our programs that work to clean-up the Charlotte region’s air quality, you’re supporting efforts for a sustainable planet too! The 2012 race was held on Climate Impacts Day – a day when communities around the world raised awareness and took action to reduce fossil fuel consumption, a leading cause of climate change. To reduce our carbon footprint, we encouraged participants to leave their cars at home and find alternative means of travel to the race site.
Each year, Clean Air Carolina makes the Pledge of Sustainability with Athletes for a Fit Planet and commits to eco-practices that make our 5K Run & Walk for Clean Air environmentally responsible. Our 5K was the only race in the Carolinas to be verified by Athletes for a Fit Planet in 2010-2012. Our goal is to be a model for other race events around the region – together we can make a big difference!
We’re always looking for new and creative ways to make our event as environmentally-friendly as possible. A few of the eco-practices we are committed to each year include:
- 100% online registration
- A virtual race bag
- Clothing/shoe recycling program
- No single-use water bottles
- Biodegradable cups and eating utensils
- Onsite composting and recycling bins
- Environmental education
- Serving local grown foods
- VIP parking for carpoolers/bicycles
To stay updated on the 2014 5K as information becomes available, sign up for our elist here.
We need you!
We are seeking dedicated volunteers to join our 5k planning team and help during the event. If you are interested in participating in the planning of the 2014 5k Run & Walk for Clean Air, please contact Michelle at (828) 279-8602 or michelle[at]cleanaircarolina[dot]org.
5K Run & Walk for Clean Air Photo Gallery