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April 23-24, 2022

Join us on Earth Day weekend (April 23-24, 2022) for our third annual Stay Away 5K, with all donations benefiting lemur care and conservation!

Register below, then run—or walk, hop, bike, or ride—a 5K, by yourself or with your pets, family, and friends! This is a virtual event, so you can participate from anywhere in the world, on the date that’s most convenient for you.

Your $35 registration fee benefits lemurs AND includes a Stay Away 5K commemorative t-shirt printed with the winning entry from our T-shirt Design Contest. In the weeks leading up to the race, updates and news—including shipping dates for t-shirts—will be posted on our Information for Registrants webpage.

Last year, the DLC’s Stay Away 5K raised nearly $77,000 and drew 2,189 participants from seven countries around the world! Together we ran, walked, hiked, swam, and even rode horses to raise awareness of lemurs and to support lemur care and conservation at the DLC.

What’s a Stay Away 5K? Scroll down to watch a video of Greg Dye, Executive Director of the DLC, and our mascot Maky showing you exactly how to do it!


Registration closed

Huge thanks to everyone who participated this year! We hope you’ll join us on Earth Day weekend 2023!


What’s a Stay Away 5K?

What’s a Stay Away 5K? Watch this video of Greg Dye, Executive Director of the DLC, and our mascot Maky showing you exactly how to do it!


Photos and videos

The race is on the honor system, but we would LOVE for you to share your photos! Please post your photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag @dukelemurcenter. Alternatively, you can email images of you running or walking your Stay Away 5K to our social media specialist, Anna Lee (anna.v.lee@duke.edu).


Questions?

If you have questions about registration, teams, or t-shirt delivery, please contact our Business Manager, Melissa Dean, at madean@duke.edu.

If you have questions about a donation, please reach out to our Development Officer, Mary Paisley, at mary.paisley@duke.edu. Please note that after registering, your tax receipt will come from Duke University.

All other questions, including those related to the t-shirt design contest, should be directed to our Director of Communications, Sara Clark, at sara.clark@duke.edu.