Earth Day 5KEarth Day 5K Registration

Saturday, April 21 at 10 am

This fun and challenging run/walk features some of KNC's most beautiful trails, including steep hills, forest views, and a variety of terrain. 

Earth Day 5K shirt$30 registration fee includes a long-sleeved shirt if registered by April 1 - register below by April 1 to guarantee a shirt.  Register in person Friday, April 20 from 9 am - 6 pm, or register the day of event beginning at 7:30 am. Shirts are available on a first-come basis on April 20 and 21.

Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center for FREE admission day and special activities!  See the entire schedule here.  

Cancellation policy: There are no refunds for the Earth Day 5K or Kids' Raccoon Run registrations. Proceeds benefit KNC's early childhood education programs.

Kalamazoo Nature Center Earth Day 5K and Raccoon Run 2018 Waiver and Release

READ CAREFULLY - THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS AND DEPRIVES YOU OF THE RIGHT TO SUE Kalamazoo Nature Center, sponsoring entities, venue/site/course property owners, event volunteers, and any other parties specifically noted in this document. I acknowledge that a running race, walking event, or multi-sport event is an extreme test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. I HEREBY ASSUME ALL THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN TRIATHLONS, DUATHLONS, AQUABIKES, RUNNING RACES, WALKING EVENTS, OR MULTI-SPORT EVENTS. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in this event(s), and have not been advised against participation by a qualified health professional. I acknowledge that my statement is being accepted by Kalamazoo Nature Center and all parties involved with the Earth Day 5K Run or Raccoon Run, in consideration to permit me to participate in any athletic event staged by Kalamazoo Nature Center. In consideration for allowing me to participate in Kalamazoo Nature Center events, I hereby take the following action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs next of kin, successors and assigns, or anyone else who might claim or sue on my behalf, and I expressly acknowledge that it is my intent to take these actions: (a) I AGREE to abide by the Competition Rules adopted by Kalamazoo Nature Center, including Medical Control Rules as they may be amended from time to time, and I acknowledge that my participation may be revoked or suspended for violation of the Competitive Rules; (b) I AGREE that prior to participating in an event I will inspect the race course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used and if I believe any are unsafe I will immediately advise the person supervising the event, activity, facility, or area; (c) I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all claims, losses, or liabilities for death, personal injury, partial or permanent disability, property damage, medical and hospital bills, theft, or damage of any kind, including economic losses, which may in the future arise out of or relate to participation in or my traveling to and from a Kalamazoo Nature Center event, THE FOLLOWING PERSONS OR ENTITIES: KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER, ALL EVENT SPONSORS, RACE DIRECTORS, EVENT PRODUCERS, VOLUNTEERS, ALL STATES, CITIES, COUNTIES, OR LOCALITIES, OR PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTIES IN WHICH EVENTS OR SEGMENTS OF EVENTS ARE HELD, AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS OF ANY OF THE ABOVE, EVEN IF SUCH CLAIMS, LOSSES, OR LIABILITIES ARE CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY; (d) I ACKNOWLEDGE that there may be traffic or persons on the course, and I ASSUME THE RISK OF RUNNING, BIKING, WALKING, OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY EVENT MANAGED BY KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER. I also ASSUME ANY AND ALL OTHER RISKS associated with PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT including but not limited to falls, contact and/or effects with other participants, effects of weather including heat and/or humidity, defective equipment, the condition of the trails, roads, water hazards, contact with other swimmers or boats, and any hazard that may be posed by the general public, spectators, or volunteers. All such risks being known and appreciated by me, and I further acknowledge that these risks include risks that may be the result of the negligence of the persons or entities mentioned above in paragraph (c) or of any other persons or entities; (e) I AGREE NOT TO SUE any of the persons or entities noted in this document (d) for any of the claims, losses, or liabilities that I have waived, released, or discharged herein; (f) ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS, ASSIGNS, EXECUTORS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND SUCCESSORS I HEREBY INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER, and all of the other persons or entities mentioned in this document from any and all claims made or liabilities assessed against them as a result of (I) my actions or inactions; (II) the actions, inactions, or negligence of others including those parties hereby indemnified; (III) the conditions of the facilities, equipment, or areas where the event or activity is being conducted; (IV) the Competitive Rules; or (V) any other harm caused by an occurrence related to a Kalamazoo Nature Center event: and (g) I GRANT PERMISSION for the use of my name and/or likeness relating to my participation in the Earth Day 5K and/or Raccoon Run, and I WAIVE all right to any future compensation to which I may otherwise entitled as a result of the use of my name or likeness CONNECTED TO THIS EVENT OR ANY OTHER MANAGED OR OWNED BY SPIRIT RACING LLC. I HEREBY AFFIRM THAT I AM EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT, AND I UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS.