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Race for the Environment takes place May 2 in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The second annual Race for the Environment is scheduled for 10 a.m., May 2, and will offer runners of all ages and abilities a 5k race and 1k family fun run through Vail Village to celebrate the 40th annual Earth Day.

Costs are $25 per adult in advance or $10 per child and pre-registration is available until April 30 at http://www.vailrec.com or by calling the rec district at 970-479-2280. Day-of registration will be available until 9:45 a.m. and will cost $30 per adult or $10 per child.

All net proceeds will benefit Shaklee Cares, a charitable organization that helps people directly affected by natural disasters and emergencies. Additionally, the local Shaklee Independent Distributors will make a donation in each racer’s name to the Eagle River Watershed Council for reforestation in the Vail area.

The race will begin at 10 a.m. at the bottom of the Vail Village Transportation Center/ The course takes runners through Vail Village via ail Valley Drive, Mill Creek Circle and Ptarmigan Road. Participants of the 1k will follow a quick loop through the Village and Ford Park.

Race participants will receive a swag bag that will include a T-shirt or water bottle. Prizes will be presented to the top three men’s and women’s finishers. A raffle for all participants will follow the race.

In addition to the race, an Earth Day Expo will be held in Vail Village and will include an opportunity for racers and spectators to learn about environmentally products.

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