Celebrate this 50th Earth Day with the Earth Day Challenge 5K, 1 mile and festival at Mt. Brighton on Saturday, April 25th from 9am-1pm! Our 5k is different in that our focus is on our planet: proceeds benefit local environmental nonprofit organizations, we strive to be a zero landfill event, provide each runner with a tree to plant, in lieu of the traditional finisher medal, we instead hand out a sustainable gift - and of course our awards are sustainable, created from a lightning struck tree!
Our Earth Day Village (collection of eco friendly businesses and nonprofits) creates a festival atmosphere following the race, with family friendly activities, feathery visitors from the Howell Nature Center, brief sustainability speakers and winning artwork from the Our Changing Climate Art Show on display with awards presentation.
- Race registration begins at 8 a.m. (packets can be picked up at Running Lab in Brighton on 4/24 from 3-6pm)
- Earth Day Village 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Yoga warm-up 9:30 a.m.
- 5K race start 10 a.m.
- 1 mile race start 10:05 a.m.
- Awards begin 10:45 a.m.
- Sustainability speakers 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free admission to the Earth Day Village activities and award ceremonies. 5K/1 Mile pricing is as follows and includes event t-shirt, forestry grade tree plug to plant and sustainable gift with proceeds benefiting local environmental nonprofit organizations:
The Earth Day Challenge is a professionally timed event with a cash prize being awarded to the Men and Women's best overall time. Additional prizes will be warded to age groups 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over.