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

Last week a few runners took part in a race against a SEPT Bus. Starting at Broad and Oregon, 
A handful of racers did beat the bus arriving at 11th and Vine a few minutes before the bus. That was cool.
The Clean Air Race on Saturday

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

(Thanks to the Clean Air Race for last years race photos. The runners against the bus are all mine.)