The Earth Run is a grassroots run that will launch for the first time in Kamloops this Spring on April 24th at Riverside Park Bandshell. Other runs were held last year, for the first time, in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. Kamloops is one of only six official Earth Run locations in 2010.
The Earth Run Foundation ( the parent/national organization) is committed to raising funds to be used for local, regional and national environmental issues. The Earth Run is a new annual awareness and fund raising initiative that will help bring people together to build green communities and promote sustainable lifestyles.
The Earth Run is centered on a 5K community run/walk fund raising event with the two major elements of Education and Fund raising. National charities are the David Suzuki Foundations and the Earth Run Foundation. Locally, the Organizing Committee has chosen to support the Grasslands Conservation Council.
We will have a mini-expo of sponsors and other environmental initiatives on site for the participants to enjoy before and after the run. The idea is for the event to be zero (or minimal) impact. We are not handing out paper materials of any type and have asked our exhibitors to minimize waste and use only recyclable or compostable materials. We’d like our “carbon footprint” to be as small as possible.
We are hoping for between 100 and 200 participants and their families. Registration will mainly be done online but we will have some promotion of the event in the media and a couple of on-site registration opportunities at Nature’s Fare, our major local sponsor. We are also hoping to set up for one day at the Farmer’s Market.
Registration Tables will be set up at 8:30am and the run will start at 10:00am.
With the event wrapping up around 12:30pm, perhaps sooner if the weather is uncooperative.