The 9th Annual Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Bear Cub Kids Fun Run

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Artesani Park 1255 Soldiers Field Road BostonMA  02135
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Artesani Park 1255 Soldiers Field Road BostonMA  02135

About This Activity

Come celebrate Earth Day and heed the Call of the Wild by joining us in The Race Against Extinction 5K Run/Walk & Bear Cub Kids Fun Run!

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 22nd, but would like to support and help protect their fellow species!). 


The race begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in DCR Artesani Park along the scenic Charles River in the Boston/Brighton/Cambridge area. Bear Cub Kids Fun Run will begin at approximately 11:45 AM.  The entry fee is $30.00 ($15 for Bear Cubs) and proceeds will be donated to our exclusive charitable beneficiary, World Wildlife Fund. Race entry includes a VERY cool shirt and the opportunity to help WWF reach their conservation goals.   Come join us and make a positive impact for Earth Day!

Race Day Packet pickup begins at 9:30 AM, on race day, at DCR Artesani Park.

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 to win one of our coveted 'lost, found and recycled' Hub Cap trophies, by placing first in one of our many categories.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 22nd, on the Charles! There is limited space so please hurry and register as soon as you can so that you do not miss out on all of the fun!

If you would like to learn more about our exclusive race charity beneficiary World Wildlife Fund and the great work they are doing please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org.

If you would like to do more and raise awareness and funds for their great work, please set up a Panda Nation Page by visiting: http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/PageServer?pagename=panda_nation_rae

The Race Against Extinction Team 



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Artesani Park 1255 Soldiers Field Road BostonMA  02135
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