Over the past 34 years, more than 50,000 people have celebrated Earth Day by participating in the Clean Air Council’s Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids – a celebration in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Run supports the Council’s mission to protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air.
“Clean Air Council is thrilled that so many people chose to celebrate Earth Day with us,” said the Council’s executive director, Joseph Otis Minott, Esq. “I’m also extremely proud of the steps the Council takes to make this event the greenest of its kind. Many of our sponsors, like Toyota Hybrids, provide critical support to make that happen.”
The Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids includes:
5K Run: A flat, fast, scenic course along MLK Drive
New 10K Run Presented by Philadelphia Insurance Companies: A new longer distance Run
3K Walk: A fun and spirited stroll to celebrate Earth Day
MOM’s Organic Market Kids Fun Run: A 1/2 mile fun run for ages 6 – 12 and 250 yard dash for ages 5 & under
As one of the greenest races in the country, the Run for Clean Air has been certified as a green run by AFitPlanet.
The Council implements dozens of sustainable practices, including Toyota hybrid pace cars, paperless online registration, solar powered generators, recycling and composting of almost all of waste, bicycle valet, seed-paper run bibs, reusable race bags, medals made from recycled material, and tech shirts made from 100% recycled material and environmental education exhibits.
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
10K starts at 8:30 a.m., 5K and Walk start at 9:00 a.m.
Earth Day Celebration starts at 10:00 a.m.
Kids’ Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m.
Award Ceremony starts at 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Staging area and Earth Day Celebration: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Race course: Out and back on MLK Drive, Start / Finish in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Clean Air Council is a member-supported, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air.