The Run for Clean Air 4/18/15 – Details and Photos. Plus last week a few runners raced a SEPTA bus, did they beat it?
Over the past 34 years more than 50,000 people have celebrated Earth Day by participating in the Clean Air Council’s Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids – the largest celebration of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia area. Held on a beautiful spring morning (it’s going to be 60F at race-time), the Run supports the Council’s mission to protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air.
“Clean Air Council is thrilled that so many people chose to celebrate Earth Day with us,”
said the Council’s Executive Director, Joseph Otis Minott, Esq. “I’m also extremely proud of the steps the Council takes to make this event the greenest of its kind. Many of our sponsors, like Toyota Hybrids, provide critical support to make that happen.”“Toyota and the Tri-State Toyota Dealers are very proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 34th annual Run for Clean Air. With Toyota’s alternative fuel leadership and ongoing commitment to the development of vehicles that help reduce carbon emissions, our support of the Clean Air Council and this year’s Run for Clean Air is a
perfect match for us,” said Paul Muller, President of the Tri-State Toyota Dealers
Association. “Toyota is committed to helping play a role in delivering cleaner air and
environmental sustainability to our customers. With a portfolio of seven Toyota hybrid
models (soon to be eight), we are the leader in hybrid vehicles and have a selection of
hybrid car and SUV models to fit our customers’ diversified needs – including the newest
edition to our hybrid line-up, the RAV4 hybrid, which will be available this fall,” Muller
The Run for Clean Air Presented by Toyota Hybrids has something for everyone to enjoy!
5K Run: A flat, fast, scenic course along MLK Drive
NEW 10K Run Presented by Philadelphia Insurance Companies: A new and exciting
longer distance Run
3K Walk: A fun and spirited stroll to celebrate Earth Day
MOM’s Organic Market Kids Fun Run: A 1/2 mile fun run for ages 6 – 12 and 250
yard dash for ages 5 & under
Not only is the Run for Clean Air green, it is fun! Highlights include
Eco-friendly race swag like an Earth Day sweatband for runners and solar
powered pedometer for walkers
Pre-run yoga stretch
Sustainably-brewed beer from Victory Brewing Company for all finishers 21 & +
Sweet and savory vegetarian sandwiches from SOOM Foods
GrandyOats granola and organic fruit to re-fuel post-race
Post-race massages from Phila Massages
Commemorative photo booth fun to memorialize your race
The Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids is truly a family event. All post-race
activities are free and open to the public. Kid specific fun includes:
25’ Rock climbing wall
Make and take Earth Day planting activity from Camden Children’s Garden
The Garden State Discovery Museum Giant Bubble Apparatus
SEPTA’s famous “Bus Toss” game
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
10K starts at 8:30 a.m., 5K and Walk start at 9:00 a.m.
Earth Day Celebration starts at 10:00 a.m.
Kids’ Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m.
Award Ceremony starts at 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Staging area and Earth Day Celebration: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Race course: Out and back on MLK Drive, Start/Finish in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
more information on the Run for Clean Air visit www.runforcleanair.com
(Thanks to the Clean Air Race for last years race photos. The runners against the bus are all mine.)