earthRun 2012 planned for June 2

.     The organizers of earthRUN invite you to participate in Kamloops’ annual GREEN participation community event that is now into it’s third year.  (See poster here.)  This non-competitive 5K run/walk is a fun way to raise funds and awareness on local environmental and sustainable community initiatives.  Over the past two years earthRUN has taken place at Riverside Park on a date close to Earth Day (April 22nd).  However, this year we have changed the date and location.  On Saturday, June 2nd, we are holding our 3rd Annual earthRUN as a kick-off to World Environment Week (June 3-9) at the Tournament Capital Centre Lower Field, with the run/walk taking place around the Ring Road at TRU.  Start time is 10 am.

In addition to the run/walk, we have had a well-attended Environmental expo showcasing local “green” organizations and services that demonstrate environmentally-friendly business practices.

What is earthRUN?

  • a vehicle to bring people together to help “green” communities by promoting sustainable lifestyles, encouraging volunteerism and raising funds for local and environmental initiatives

Why Kamloops?

  • We live in a beautiful, yet delicate and complicated dry grassland ecosystem
  • 200 participants, exhibitors and sponsors at earthRUN 2010 reinforced the need for this event
  •  “organic”, local events strongly influence environmentally-conscious behaviours

Event Waste?

  • We host this event under defined Green Planning Guidelines. YES, we are different!
  • We recycle, compost, re-use, re-purpose, borrow, and in some cases “do without” resources to ensure our environmental footprint is as small as possible

Environmental EXPO?

  • Yes, this is a great opportunity for local organizations and businesses to showcase new technologies and environmentally-friendly business practices
  • Last year over 200 participants perused the EXPO. We had great enthusiasm, information transfer, interest and awareness

Local Benefits?

  • Our local environmental beneficiary is the McQueen Lake Environmental Education Centre
  • This facility is dedicated to providing environmental education to children, parents, teachers and the general public; definitely a worthy local cause!

How can I get involved?

  • Opportunities exist for exhibitor sponsorships, donations and partnerships. Participation in any way and in any amount would be gratefully appreciated
  • Create a team and fundraise for local environmental projects!

For more information on the sponsorship and “Expo” opportunities, please contact Darren Bennett. You can email Darren at, or call him at 778.220.6690.


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