Sunday’s 5K race in Kure Beach to benefit N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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The 2016 5K Race for the Planet is happening this weekend. Participants of all skill levels can register for the event. Photo courtesy of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
The 2016 5K Race for the Planet is happening this weekend. Participants of all skill levels can register for the event. (Photo courtesy of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.)

Run or walk with the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher this weekend to help plant the seed for eco-conscious living.

The 2016 5K race to raise funds for the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is happening in Kure Beach this weekend. The race begins at the Aquarium at 8 a.m. Sunday. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to join the race, according to the Aquarium.

The flat, mostly asphalt course begins and ends at the Aquarium and runs through scenic Fort Fisher with amazing views of the ocean, maritime forest and historic Fort Fisher Civil War site. The goal for the race is to plant the seed for eco-conscious living and raise funds for the Aquarium’s educational programs and green initiatives.

Serious runners can take advantage of the flat course for a fast pace. First-timers can run or walk at their own pace with encouragement on-course. The fun, no-pressure atmosphere makes it a great choice for families and walkers, according to the Aquarium.

Registration is $35 for the event. Parking will be available at the Aquarium on race day. Strollers are allowed if controlled by a registered race participant. Participants are asked to bring their own water for the race.

Participants will receive race T-shirts, free admission into the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher on race day, reusable bags, and the top three finishers (overall and age group) will receive eco-friendly medals.

To view a course map, list of age groups or to register for the event click here. For questions call the Aquarium at 910-772-0500 or email ffmail@ncaquariums.com.