The 2nd Annual Race Against Extinction Earth Day 5K Run/Walk & Bear Cub Kids Fun Run

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Lincoln Park - Lincoln Harbor - Diversey Center: 2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, United States

Walking, Other endurance, Running, Distance running, 1K, 5K


  • Cheetahs (experienced and non-experienced runners) - Individual Age group/open
  • Bear Cub Kids Fun Run (Under 12) - Individual Age group/open
  • Kangaroo (Parent With Stroller and Joey(s) Aboard) - Individual Age group/open
  • Tortoises (Walkers) - Individual Age group/open
  • Wolf Packs (Runner or Walker with Pet) - Individual Age group/open
  • Gazelles (Inline Skaters/Roller Bladers) - Individual Age group/open
  • Sloths (I will not be moving in general on April 22nd or may remain on my couch but would like to support and help protect my fellow species) - Individual Age group/open


Come celebrate Earth Day and heed the Call of the Wild by joining us in The Race Against Extinction 5K Run/Walk & Bear Cub Kids Fun Run benefitting World Wildlife Fund!

We are looking for: 

  • Cheetahs (experienced and first-time runners)


  • Bear Cubs (children under 12 for a 1K jaunt)


  • Tortoises (walkers)


  • Gazelles (inline skaters)


  • Kangaroos (parents with strollers)


  • Wolf Packs (runners or walkers with their pets) and


  • Sloths (those who cannot or will not be running, skating, walking or moving, in general, on April 22nd, but would like to support and help protect their fellow species!).  

The race begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in beautiful Lincoln Park near Diversey Harbor and across from the Peggy Notebeart Nature Center on North Cannon Drive.  The Bear Cub Kids Fun Run will begin at approximately 10:45 AM. The entry fee is $30.00 ($15 for Bear Cubs) and proceeds will be donated to our exclusive charitable beneficiary World Wildlife Fund. Race entry includes a VERY cool shirt and the opportunity to help WWF reach their conservation. Come join us and make a positive impact for Earth Day!

Race Day Packet pickup begins at 8:30 AM, on race day, near 2430 N. Cannon Road, Chicago, IL.

The Race Against Extinction is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to generate greater awareness of the need to protect our planet's endangered plants and animals, raise money for the habitat preservation funds of established international conservation groups, and - perhaps most importantly - have FUN!

We encourage all types of athletes and non-athletes to participate. If you have never run a timed race before, here is your chance. If you think that you are fast you have a great chance to win one of our coveted 'lost, found and recycled' Hub Cap trophies, by placing first in one of our many categories.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday, April 22nd, in Lincoln Park! There is limited space so please hurry and register as soon as you can so that you do not miss out on all of the fun!

If you would like to learn more about our exclusive race charity beneficiary World Wildlife Fund and the great work they are doing please visit

If you would like to do more and raise awareness and funds for their great work please set up a Panda Nation Page by visiting:

The Race Against Extinction Team 



Event details and schedule

Organised by

The Race Against Extinction

602 Schiller Court, Madison

Phone: 617-312-6268

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