The first 5K I ever ran is close to my heart not just because it felt like an amazing triumph at the time, but because it was for a cause near to my heart. I am a bit too pregnant to even want to walk a 5K this year, but this Earth Day you can consider participating in the 5K Run for Clean Air as a family and joining others in our community coming together to celebrate environmental health, clean air and sustainability.
The 5K Run for Clean Air, now in it’s 32nd year, is the largest Earth Day Festival in Philadelphia. Moms Clean Air Force, a non-profit over 120,000 concerned parents strong, is sponsoring a Kid’s Fun Run at the the 5K on April 20. This new event will include a 250 yard dash for kids under 5 and a half-mile fun run for ages 6-12. The event will take place on the steps of the Art Museum with a course following Martin Luther King Drive. Family entertainment will include eco-friendly activities like rain stick making and Frisbee spin art and programming and giveaways from Radio Disney’s Green Team.
Moms Clean Air Force is a nation-wide non-profit organization committed to protecting our children’s health from toxic air pollution. The Southeastern PA chapter is actively working for strong mercury and carbon standards to protect our most vulnerable citizens, including children with asthma, pregnant women and babies. They are active in the community raising awareness and support, while also connecting with our elected representatives to remind them to keep children’s health a top priority in legislative decision making. If you are interested in getting involved with Moms Clean Air Force, be sure to sign-up for action alerts and for updates on local events.
On-line pre-registration for the 5k Run and Kid’s Fun Run is open until April 15th and you can save 15% off the registration fee by using the promotion code IRUN4KIDS.