Earth Day 5K

Leave a positive footprint at the 2nd Annual Earth Day 5K!

April 20, 2024 | Asheville, North Carolina

The Earth Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will start and end at The Outpost, located right by Carrier Park. Parking is available at Carrier Park (220 Amboy Rd).

There will be live music from EcoGroove Collective to play your favorite jam tunes, the Grey Eagle Food Truck, refreshingly cold beer, booths from local organizations, and sauna sessions available with Drip Sauna.

🍻 Runners will each receive a free beer ticket at packet pickup thanks to our beer sponsor, French Broad River Brewery. You MUST bring your ID with you and present to the servers at The Outpost or you will not be able to access this perk.

The after-party is open to the public at a suggested donation of $10 at the door. We encourage you to bring friends to cheer you on at the finish line!

Runners from the inaugural Earth Day 5K celebrate finishing the race. All smiles despite the rainy weather!


Please take a moment to review the event guide below, prior to race day.

Why This Matters

The Earth Day 5K, hosted by Green Built Alliance, is part fundraiser for our nonprofit and part awareness campaign for reducing our community’s carbon footprint. Funds raised will support Green Built Alliance’s programs that promote sustainability, impact environmental justice, and serve our community. The race aims to create a positive footprint, providing educational opportunities for supporting and engaging our community’s commitment to 100% Renewable Energy by 2042.

The nonprofit Green Built Alliance is the event producer with previous consulting from iDaph Events. Green Built Alliance has years of experience hosting fundraisers and other events and are thrilled to continue the Earth Day 5K as their main annual fundraiser. 

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Joining forces with Green Built Alliance through our Earth Day 5K sponsorship opportunities presents businesses with a unique chance to engage with our lively community and spotlight their brand to an eager audience. As a sponsor, your company not only supports the growth of our nonprofit’s primary annual fundraising event but also aligns itself with the values of health, wellness, and active living. If you’re a local business looking to increase your presence in the community or a national brand targeting a diverse audience, we offer a range of sponsorship options tailored to your marketing goals and budget.

Reach out to us today, and let’s chat about how we can team up to boost your brand and create a positive buzz in the community!

Race Details:
— The race will start and finish at The Outpost, right beside Carrier Park. The course loops through the beautiful park and scenic French Broad River Greenway.
— For runners not able to attend in person, there is a virtual race option that allows the participants to achieve their goal, and run the miles on their own, wherever and whenever they want.
— The event will also include a 1 Mile Fun Run making this event an opportunity for all running levels and ages to participate together.

2023 Earth Day 5K In the Press:
Leave a Positive Footprint: Nonprofit Hosts Inaugural Earth Day 5K Fundraiser to Reduce the Community’s Carbon Footprint – Green Built Alliance
Asheville area Earth Day roundup: Cleanups, 5Ks, pollinator events celebrate environment – Citizen Times
Team Sundance to Run in Earth Day 5K! – Sundance Power Systems

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