About the event
We proudly present Seattle's Earth Day Run! Come run or walk one of our many race distances and at the same time you can feel good about supporting the environment. This event takes action both locally and globally. Each finisher will receive a native sapling tree + an additional tree will be planted for you in our nations forests. Over the years at our Earth Day events we have handed out thousands of trees that grow and sequester more and more carbon each year. On top of all that we will also be recycle running shoes you don't want anymore so don't forget to bring them so we can donate them to Africa. Tell your friends and come out for this great event!
Day of race registration and bib pick up: 8:30am-9:45am
Kids Dash: 9:45am
All events: 10am
Post Race Tree Planting: 10:30-1pm
We will have a potting station where you can plant a tree in a pot for the parks department or bring the tree home with you to plant where you like!
View the benefits of trees article
View the Course Maps
Different ways to plant your tree for Earth Day:
- Find a place outdoors.
- In a pot.
- In your yard.
- Give it to a friend for their yard.
- Pot the tree at the event.
- At a different park.
Investing in trees is one of the best investments you can make
1. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a year, and at the same time produce nearly 260
pounds of oxygen- enough to support two people.
2. Forests provide natural filtration and storage systems that process nearly two-thirds of the water supply
in the United States. Trees help filter water, help prevent soil erosion, moderate runoff during rain storms as well as increase groundwater aquifers.
3. Trees also reduce the greenhouse effect by shading our homes and office buildings. This reduces air conditioning needs up to 30%, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned to produce electricity. This combination of CO2 removal from the atmosphere, carbon storage in wood, and the cooling effect makes trees a very efficient tool in fighting the greenhouse effect.
4. Crunch the numbers: Over a 50-year lifetime, a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides
$62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and
controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion.
5. A U.S. Department of Energy study reports that trees reduce noise pollution by
acting as a buffer and absorbing 50% of urban noise.
6. Mature tree's can increase property value 5-15%.