Join us on May 6, 2018 for the Fourth Annual CELI in support of a future run on clean energy!

The 2018 Run for Clean Energy is a bi-coastal event to build community around leaders in the clean energy economy. Teams from Washington DC & the Bay Area will compete to raise funds for the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, a professional development organization dedicated to empowers diverse and effective leaders across the clean energy sector. Register here.

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 8:00am – 12:30pm (local time)

Participant registration is $30 (includes event tee-shirt). 100% of registration fees and fundraised dollars go toward The Clean Energy Leadership Institute, a 501(c)3 professional development organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of clean energy leaders.


RACE DAY INFO FOR RUNNERS

We are excited to run with you this Sunday, May 6th at our Fourth Annual Run for Clean Energy 5k in Washington D.C. and Oakland, CA!

Have you met your fundraising goal? There are just a few days left before the big day, so please send one more e-mail and post one more Facebook update for friends and family. You can check your fundraising status here. Thanks for making one last push to reach your goal!

What should you bring?

  • Reusable water bottle: There will be water and Gatorade available post race but, in an effort to minimize waste, we encourage everyone to bring your reusable bottles to stay cool.
  • A stopwatch if you want to time your speed. Although we will keep track of first male/female finishers for prizes, we will not record accurate individual scores. This is a fun run/walk and not an official 5k.

FOR WASHINGTON D.C. RUNNERS

Washington DC Location: Canal Park, 200 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 (View Map)

We highly recommend taking the metro. The Navy Yard metro stop is on the Green Line and is just a couple block from Canal Park.

Check-in: Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM sharp. You will get to pick up your race shirt or tote bag, and meet up with your team and friends.

The Race: We will have some short opening remarks at 8:30am to recognize our local sponsors. The race will begin shortly after that. Following the run, we will announce winners of the prizes! (Highest team fundraiser; Highest individual fundraiser; Highest team fundraiser; Fastest male runner; Fastest female runner)

All runners will get a wristband at check in, sorting you into one of five waves. If you want to compete for fastest runner (the backpack prize), you should be in the fastest (green) wave.

Race Route:

Can I choose to walk? Yes! Walkers will tee-up behind the runners, and are welcome to complete the full route (Approx. 5km or 3.1 mi). Pets/children in strollers are welcome to join for the walk, but are not recommended for the run.

Post Race FUN: Stick around and celebrate with fellow runners and friends. There will be snacks, lawn games, and lots going on around Canal Park after the race. We will also have a photographer available to take team and groups photos. We encourage everyone to bring picnic blankets and lawn games to share, if you want!

Contact: For all questions, email or call Jay Sher, jay@cleanenergyleaders.org 972-742-0996.

FOR BAY AREA RUNNERS

Location: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612 (View Map)

The race will start at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, located between 12th Street and 1st Ave. on Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612. We highly recommend that you take Bart, public transportation, or ride share. There is street parking, but it’s limited. The Lake Merritt Bart Station is less than 2 blocks from the Lake Merritt Amphitheater.

Check-in: Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM sharp. You will get to pick up your race shirt or tote bag, and meet up with your team and friends.

The Race: We will have some short opening remarks at 8:30am to recognize our local sponsors. The race will begin shortly after that. Following the run, we will announce winners of the prizes! (Highest team fundraiser; Highest individual fundraiser; Highest team fundraiser; Fastest male runner; Fastest female runner)

All runners will get a wristband at check in, sorting you into one of three waves – fastest runners (green), slower runners (yellow) & walkers (orange). If you want to compete for fastest runner, you should be in the fastest (green) wave.

Race Route: 5 km (3.1 mi) around the perimeter of Lake Merritt

Can I choose to walk? Yes! Walkers will tee-up behind the runners, and are welcome to complete the full route. Pets/children in strollers are welcome to join for the walk, but are not recommended for the run.

Post Race FUN: Stick around and celebrate with fellow runners and friends. There will be food, lawn games, and lots going on around Lake Merritt after the race! We will also have a photographer available to take team and groups photos.

Contact: For all questions, please e-mail or call CELI’s Events Coordinator Meghan Harwood at meghan@cleanenergyleaders.org / 508-314-6400.