Runners hit the pavement to support clean water education at Urban Runoff 5K
Runners hit the pavement to support clean water education at Urban Runoff 5K.
PORTLAND, Maine — Runners and environmentalists are celebrating Earth Day today at the Urban Runoff 5K and Festival.
Runners will hit the pavement and raise money to support clean water education at schools in Portland and Saco.
Lessons are provided by the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conversation District’s Connect Program, which gives students hands on lessons about water pollution in the classroom and outdoors.
The race kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The court takes racers through the suburbs of Portland, along the Forest City Trail, which is part of the Portland Trails System.
Top fundraisers and top fundraising teams will be awarded prizes after the race, as well as top female and male finishers in age groups and overall.
After the race is Portland’s Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members can enjoy hands on activities about water, live entertainment, face painting and more.
WMTW News 8 is a proud sponsor of this event.