11th Annual CRC Earth Day 5K

CRC Earth Day 5K

CRC 5K participants running alongside blossoming trees on a Spring day in Boulder, 2012
CRC 11th Annual 5K Earth Day Run

Run! Forrest Gump did it and made it look cool. And why not? Running is great for your health and a fun way to spend some time outside. Combine it with a good cause and you have an event. And there are events aplenty coming up in the region. The Furry Scurry, Color Run and Bolder Boulder are around the corner. Get ready for the big races with a fun Boulder event, CRC‘s 11th Annual 5K on Saturday April 20th, 2013 at 10 am.

Sponsored by The Center for Resource Conservation, the 5K run/walk is an excellent race held along Colorado Boulevard, Potts Field and the curving roads of the CU Research Park. I love this area, it is really close to Park East and Wellman Creek – two awesome communities. Oops – the Realtor in me. This is the same location as Turley’s Turkey Trot if you are familiar with that Fall race.

CRC Earth Day 5K 2013 What You Need To Know

Race starts at 10 AM, MST on Saturday, April 20th, 2013. It is a five kilometer run/walk race. Entry Fees as follows: $15 for kids twelve and under; $20 adult; $30 adult with T-Shirt.  Students $20 w/shirt.   Cash prizes to top 3 finishers were offered in 2012. Onsite registration starts at 8:30 am. The race is along an RTD route, so consider going green and using public transportation.  Visit the official site at: http://www.active.com/running/boulder-co/crcs-11th-annual-earth-day-5k-2013 .

Alison Layman, the Office & Communications Manager for CRC says, “We are an environmental nonprofit hosting Boulder’s Greenest 5k in honor of Earth Day and for our annual fundraiser.”

Center for ReSource Conservation

Center for Resource Conservation volunteers getting crates of oranges ready for participants at the CRC 11th Annual 5K Earth Day race.
CRC Earth Day 5K volunteers

Conserving natural resources is important and the CRC focuses on safeguarding the water supply and stewardship of energy reserves. Part of the mission of CRC is keeping clutter out of landfills. Many items can be reused rather than simply thrown away. The race benefits the work this non-profit performs. And the CRC does it’s part by creating a zero waste event. The cups are made of recycled materials and are bio-degradable. There will be sneaker recycling, and a “Green Kids Run.”  You can find more photos on CRC’s Facebook page

Earth Day is officially April 22nd, but really, we should be conscious of Mother Earth every day – right. Get out and run. Do it for the Earth, for yourself, or just to be like Forrest. Run Bob, Run.

 

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