Mark Your Calendar for the 2nd Annual Earth Day 5K

April 20, 2024 in Asheville, North Carolina

The 2nd annual Earth Day 5K returns to Asheville for 2024! Make plans to leave a positive footprint with your family and friends next spring.

Race details coming soon. Do you have photos or stories from last year’s event we could share? Send them over! Email jpg. files or Google drive links to earthday5k@greenbuilt.org.

Leave a Positive Footprint!

Runners from the 1st Annual Earth Day 5K celebrate finishing the race. All smiles despite the rainy weather!

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 Appalachian Offsets, a local carbon offsetting program that supports clean energy projects for local schools, like Isaac Dickson Elementary school, and nonprofits like United Way. The race will create a positive footprint and there will be 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. 

As this is the 2nd Annual Earth Day 5K, Green Built Alliance is seeking sponsorships from business leaders in the community that will allow this event to grow for many years to come as both a race and sustainability expo. The event will be heavily promoted to give sponsors a tremendous amount of exposure to potentially thousands of people.

Race Details
— The race will start and finish at the Carrier Park Velodrome as 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.
*Course subject to change

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

Event Contact: earthday5k@greenbuilt.org