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Race to Zero Carbon 5k & 10k

Join us this May as we kick off the first Race to Zero Carbon 5k & 10k in beautiful Duke Island Park! The event supports Footprint to Wings, a nonprofit dedicated to righting climate change by bringing people from all walks of life together to reach a net zero carbon economy. Stick around afterwards for games, food, and festivities featuring solar energy experts, electric car enthusiasts, and zero carbon coaching!  

We will have race day registration starting @ 8 AM. Cost will be $35 for the 5k and $40 for the 10k. To zero and beyond!

The Basics: 
10k Run: 5k Run/Walk
  • 9:30 AM Start, $25 by Mar 31  
  • 4 water stops     
  • Gender-specific t-shirt             
  • Overall & age group awards
  • 9:45 AM Start, $20 by Mar 31
  • 2 water stops
  • Gender-specific t-shirt
  • Overall & age group awards 
*See below for event schedule. More details to come including course maps and parking info! 

We are eco-friendly! All materials are recyclable, reusable, or compostable. Our t-shirts are made from recycled post-consumer waste (for runners who register by May 4), and water stop cups are made of compostable material. We are also working to arrange for a solar-powered finish line!
Have suggestions for how we can be even more environmentally friendly? Send us an email!

Registration fees

10K RUN Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Feb 2 – Mar 31
    2. $30.00
      Apr 1 – May 6
    3. $35.00
      May 7 – May 20

5K RUN Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Feb 2 – Mar 31
    2. $25.00
      Apr 1 – May 6
    3. $30.00
      May 7 – May 20

5K WALK Closed

Registration closed
    1. Closed
      Feb 2 – Mar 31
    2. $25.00
      Apr 1 – May 6
    3. $30.00
      May 7 – May 20

What is the Race to Zero Carbon?

The Race to Zero Carbon is an open challenge from us at Footprint to Wings to each of the 50 states to race each other toward a net zero carbon economy. So far, New York and California are in the lead (with emissions of 8.1 and 9.2 metric tons of CO2 per year, respectively). Our own beautiful state of New Jersey is 14th in the running (with emissions of 12.5 metric tons of CO2 per year).

To win the Race to Zero Carbon, we need to develop strategies for reducing our emissions at the individual, community, and state levels. Our goal at FP2W is develop a "playbook" to do just this. And although we're proposing this challenge as a race, it's a contest where everybody wins.

Click here to become a member of Footprint to Wings and receive our newsletter! 

How will this work?

The state is the ideal unit of competition. We have 50 of them. All unique. There can be red state solutions, blue state solutions, and wild card solutions toward reaching the goal of net zero carbon.

Each State Team is made up of players (You!) that coordinate at the household, club, corporate, school and local government levels to form specialized teams within the State Team, such as Team Solar, Team Divestment, etc. These special teams work together to achieve the sweet victory of a net zero carbon economy with the best quality of life. Just like any other team, success will come from the power of the players and the quality of their teamwork. 

What is Footprint to Wings?

Footprint to Wings (FP2W) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2014. We are a new voice in righting climate change, and our mission is to create an institution that brings people together from all walks of life to win the Race to Zero Carbon, as fast as possible. Our organization is built around the power of games and the ability of human beings to overcome their differences by working together to win them. Our job is to clarify the game in all its glorious complexity, and to empower and awaken the players, the teams, and the love of this game. 
Great things are in the works at FP2W! 
We're writing a Zero Carbon Playbook to deconstruct the game for everyone and help teams make the right plays on their quest for zero carbon. We're also developing Zero Carbon Coaching Clinics that can be taken on the road and tailored to specific communities. Stay tuned via as we roll out the playbook! 

How can I get involved?

We need donations, support, and enthusiasm for our cause.
Help us help others take flight!

Talk to us. You’re probably already leading the charge in one or more of the plays that are part of the Race to Zero Carbon. Let’s talk about how to collaborate and support each other’s efforts.

Help financially. Our work is subsidized by us, and funded by members. In the next several months we will be rolling out key materials to clarify the strategy. We love brainstorming, researching, writing, and developing these materials, but it has taken thousands of unpaid hours and thousands of dollars to get to this point, and it will take thousands more to keep things going, growing, and improving. Click here to make a donation! 

Join FP2W! We’re looking to build a strong team so we can realize the vision of creating an institution that brings out all that is excellent in people to win the Race to Zero Carbon. We are looking for people to join our merry band of carbon free coaches. Team players, team builders. Contact us at


Click the image below & check out a sneak peak of our Playbook Overview
on how you can help WIN THE RACE!


Our Sponsors

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Sally Hur $100.00
2 Klaus Rittenbach $50.00
3 Michele Joseph $25.00

Top Fundraisers


Klaus Rittenbach

Raised: $50.00


Beth Rosenberg

Raised: $10.00


Gavin Beyers

Raised: $10.00

Event Schedule

  • May 21 8:00 AM EDT - REGISTRATION

  • May 21 9:30 AM EDT - 10K STARTS

  • May 21 9:45 AM EDT - 5K RUN/WALK STARTS


  • May 21 11:00 AM EDT - AWARDS

Contact Information

Event Location

Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ, United States

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