Once again the Clean Air Council
will host the Run for Clean Air
in celebration of Earth Day on April 18. The day of races includes activities for all ages based at the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps.
MOM's Organic Market has sponsored two fun runs just for kids, half a mile for ages 6 to 12 and a 250 yard dash for those 5 and under. Walkers can take a 3K stroll and runners can try the flat, scenic 5K course up MLK Drive. New this year, a 10K long distance run will be available thanks to Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Along the museum steps, exhibitors will be on hand for pre- and post-race activities. Yoga instructor and marathon runner Patricia Blumenauer will lead runners in pre-race stretches. Runners can enjoy a free Victory beer or a cup of Joe Coffee after the race and vegetarian pitas and smoothies will be available. Kids will have fun with environmentally friendly make-and-take crafts and a rock wall, too.
All proceeds from the race go toward the Clean Air Council, which has been fighting to improve air quality for 45 years. Runners can make a donation when they register and/or fundraise prior to the race.
Of course, the Run for Clean Air is also a green event. The T-shirts are made from recycled materials, the event is powered with solar energy, run bibs are made from seeded paper, registration is paperless and there's even a valet for participants who bike to the race.
Saturday, April 18
7:30 a.m. | $10-45
Eakins Oval and PMA Steps
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.