Events

RACE FOR THE PLANET AT AQUARIUM APRIL 23
April 23, 2017

Registration is now open for the 5K Race for the Planet 8 a.m. Sunday, April 23 at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Join seasoned runners, first-time racers and families at the greenest race around and help celebrate Earth Day. The Aquarium’s goal for the race is to plant the seed for eco-conscious living while supporting education and conservation initiatives.

A scenic course, t-shirts for the first 300 runners and free Aquarium admission on race day for registered participants adds pep to the step, whether walking or running. Overall and age group winners receive eco-friendly awards. The 5K Race for the Planet starts and ends at the Aquarium. The flat course runs through scenic Fort Fisher with impressive views of the ocean, maritime forest and historic Fort Fisher Civil War site.

To register online visit www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or call 910.772.0500.. Early registration is $30; $35 after April 1. Walk-up registration begins at 7 a.m. on race day, April 23; $40.

About the Aquarium

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Kure Beach, a short drive south from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Aquarium is one of three state aquariums in North Carolina administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR).

Generalinformation: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

 

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is one of only 230 accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. In addition, the Aquarium is an AZA partner in SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction. More on AZA: AZA.org

 

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

 

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.