1st Annual Earth Day 5K
When: Saturday, April 17th
Where: Jonathan Dickinson State Park – Kitching Creek Pavilion
NOTE: It takes 15 minutes to drive from the ranger station to the event race area. Please take this into consideration when planning your race start time.
Price: $45 General 5k Admission
$40 Virtual Race – Run or walk the race wherever you want in your own time!
$35 Friends and Club Scrub Membership card holders. (not a Friends member?) Join Here
**Shirt, medal, and park entrance fees are included in prices.
Date and Time:
Park Opens 6:30am
Wave 1 will begin at 7:15am – Wave 1 will be for those interested in competitive racing or experienced trail runners.
Wave 2 will begin at 7:45am – Wave 2 will be for beginner trail runners and everyone else.
Welcome to the 1st Annual Earth Day 5K presented by The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Southern Timing.
We love the earth, it’s beautiful, amazing … and it needs our help. The phrase Earth Day originated in 1969. It means “a day’s observance of the need to protect the Earth’s environment”, and in today's busy world, it's more important than ever!
Our race will take you back along the Kitching Creek Trail in the west end of the park, winding through beautiful scenery and along the tree-lined canopy of the famous Loxahatchee River.
We wanted a day for our Friends and community to join us in celebrating our amazing planet and our beloved park while getting outdoors (socially distanced of course) and exercising in the fresh cool air of spring.
Proceeds benefit the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Inc.; a 5013) providing direct support to help enhance the ecological, historical, and cultural resources of our beautiful park.
The trail is natural surface; mostly dry grass, with some sugar sand mixed in. As this trail is in a low-lying area of the park there can be puddles and slightly uneven terrain.
COVID-19 Safety Protocol:
All participants are asked to wear face coverings while not running and in the general pavilion/race area. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up around the event. We ask everyone to please socially distance as much as possible to keep our event healthy and safe for all.
All Staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings for the duration of the event.
Due to this being a fundraiser, there will be no rain dates or reschedules of the event. If tickets are purchased and the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, no refunds will be given.
Registration fees 85 spots remaining
Tickets are discounted for our Friends and Club Scrub members ONLY, as part of our membership program with the park.
$35.00Now registering Jan 12 – Apr 16
$40.00Apr 17 – Apr 17
Can't make it to the race? Sign up for our virtual option and have your packet mailed to you! Track your time on your own or through the Asics RunKeeper App!
$40.00Now registering Jan 12 – Apr 16
$45.00Apr 17 – Apr 17
If you are NOT a member of the Friends or Club Scrub, please chose this option. You may sign up as a Friends or Club Scrub member to receive the 12 free park entries and discounted event tickets at www.friendsofjdsp.org
$45.00Now registering Jan 12 – Apr 16
$50.00Apr 17 – Apr 17