Earth Day Global 5K
April 21-23, 2023
Join us on Earth Day weekend for our fourth annual Earth Day Global 5K (formerly the Stay Away 5K)! All tax-deductible donations raised through the Earth Day Global 5K will support the DLC’s internship program, training and supporting the next generation of environmental stewards!
Registering as a member of a team? Click here for details.
A t-shirt sizing chart and other information can be viewed here.
BY REGISTERING BELOW, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, AGREE TO, AND WILL COMPLY WITH THE EVENT REGISTRATION WAIVER AND THAT IF REGISTERING A MINOR, YOU ARE THE LEGAL GUARDIAN.
THIS EVENT HAS ENDED AND REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!
How to Participate
Register to participate, then make plans for Earth Day weekend to 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. The race is on the honor system and the grand prize for teams is a drawing for teams with 7+ participants, so you do not need to submit your 5K times to us.
Your $35 registration fee benefits lemurs AND includes a Global 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 5K Info. Hub for Participants.
Since the inaugural “Stay Away 5K” in 2020, our this virtual race has raised tens of thousands of dollars and drawn thousands of participants from around the world! Together we’ve run, walked, hiked, swam, and even ridden horses to raise awareness of lemurs and to support lemur care and conservation at the DLC.
Share your photos and videos
We would LOVE for you to share your photos that weekend! Please post your photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag @dukelemurcenter. Alternatively, you can email images of you completing your your 5K to our social media specialist, Abby Flyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration, teams, or t-shirt delivery: Contact our Business Manager, Melissa Dean, at email@example.com.
Your 5K donation or other ways to support us: Reach out to our Development Officer, Mary Paisley, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that after registering, your tax receipt will come from Duke University.
Media inquiries, or questions related to the t-shirt design contest: Contact our Director of Communications, Sara Sorraia, at email@example.com.