From the Organizer
NEPA 5K for Clean Air
Run / Walk
The NEPA 5K for Clean Air & Green Fair, held to promote public health, environmental protection, and sustainability is Northeastern Pennsylvania's first celebration of its growing environmental movement.
Run / walk in this family-friendly, environmental responsible event to benefit Citizens for A Healthy Jessup and Friends of Lackawanna, two local organizations who are working to protect our region’s health, environment, and community well being.
Blakely Recreational Complex (formerly Mellow Park) 100 Keystone Ave, Peckville, PA
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
8:00am-8:45am Sign in
9:00am Race begins
10:00am Awards ceremony
After the race: Enjoy free entry to live music, yoga, local food, eco-friendly vendors, exhibitors, workshops and activities for all ages at the NEPA Green Fair!
$25 - Early Registration- *price includes guaranteed t-shirt
$30 for anyone signing up after April 15th- *Any participant signing up after April 15th will receive T-shirts on a first come, first serve basis. T-shirts will not be guaranteed to those who sign up after this date.
We collect gender information from our participants only so that we may offer age- and gender-graded results in the 5K.
Participants who do not identify as female or male, or who do not want to share their gender identity, are able to choose the “Non-Binary/prefer not to answer” option on the registration form.
Awards: Top 3 overall male and top 3 overall female. There will also be special recognition for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following categories: Ages: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+
Participants who choose the “Non-Binary/prefer not to answer” option and participate in the 5k for Clean Air will be ranked in the age group categories, but not included in the top male and female finishers.
- Reusable Water bottle
Gently used sneakers for recycling program
Money for raffle baskets and any food or items you would like to buy after the race
A friend or team to run with (optional, but encouraged)
This is a Rain or Shine event! All registrations are final and non-refundable. If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, your registration will be considered a donation to the charity.
Our Benefiting Organizations:
Friends of Lackawanna (FOL) is currently raising funds to continue the legal fight against Keystone Sanitary Landfill's (KSL) ongoing operation and proposed Phase III expansion. For over 30 years, Dunmore and Throop have been home to one of the largest landfills in Pennsylvania. Now, KSL wants to expand for another 40 years and take in an additional 100 million tons of trash. If the expansion is granted, it will cement Northeastern Pennsylvania’s reputation as a dumping ground and handcuff the region to an antiquated industry thereby depriving NEPA of the opportunity to be a progressive, healthy and leading community.
Citizens for A Healthy Jessup is currently raising funds for air monitoring equipment as well as other legal avenues to ensure the health and safety of the people in NEPA after Invenergy LLC’s 1,500 megawatt gas power plant in Jessup. The plant will be one of the largest of its kind in the country and we are concerned about negative effects that the plant will have on the area’s health, natural environment, neighborhoods, reputation, and property values.