Celebrate Earth Day by participating in the World Wide Race Against Extinction Earth Day Outdoor Activity Challenge!

Born to be Wild? Passionate about preserving what is Wild, or what remains of our planet’s wilderness?

Make a positive impact this Earth Day by helping us create the second annual, World Wide Race Against Extinction Outdoor Activity Challenge!

Pick your favorite outdoor activity and go wild to benefit Mother Nature!

You can participate anytime, anywhere and anyhow by selecting one of our many activity categories listed below, and on active.com or help us create your own!

The Race Against Extinction Earth Day Challenge is located wherever you decide to run, walk, bike, hike, paddle, blade, walk your dog or whatever you want to do outdoors, to honor Mother Nature and help us collectively accumulate 25,000 miles and raise $25,000 to benefit our wildlife conservation partners, including World Wildlife Fund.  Simply register here, or on active.com and choose or create your favorite activity to complete on or before the weekend of Earth Day April 22nd.

Earth Day Challenge Tracker

Follow our overall progress towards the $25,000 goal via the “Earth Day Challenge Tracker“  and help our polar bears visit all seven continents and get back home safely.


Last year we raised $15,260.00 exceeding our $10,000 goal!  This year lets run over our $25,000 goal!

How does the event work?

First Step?  Register for the Event.

Step Two:  When you register,  tell us what animal/species you would like to dedicate your activity to and how many miles/kilometers you pledge towards the 25,000-mile goal!  You don’t have to do anything other than answer this question during the registration process.

Outdoor activity challenge registration categories include:

  • Cheetahs (experienced and first-time runners)
  • Tortoises (walkers)
  • Kangaroos (parents running or walking with their “Joeys” in strollers)
  • Wolf Packs (runners, hikers, or walkers with their pets)
  • Mountain Goats (Hikers)
  • Polar Bears (Road Cyclists)
  • Grizzly Bears (Mountain Bikers)
  • Sea Otters (Canoeists and Kayakers)
  • Mantas (Scuba Divers)
  • Dolphins (Swimmers)
  • Gazelles (Inline Skaters)
  • Sloths (those who cannot or will not be running, peddling, paddling, walking or moving in general on or near Earth Day but would like to support and help protect their fellow species!)

Whether you choose to participate as a Lone Wolf, or as part of a larger ‘Green Herd’, your miles/kilometers and registration $ will go toward our collective team goal, with proceeds going to our exclusive charitable partners including World Wildlife Fund.

Each $ will help our Polar Bears traverse the globe, visiting all seven continents and their friends along the way. Revisit this website to check the Bear’s progress!

Participants will not only receive a one of a kind and quite awesome (if we do say so ourselves) commemorative shirt, but the satisfaction of doing something positive for Earth Day.  Be part of a worldwide event, whose proceeds will go toward global solutions to stem the loss of biodiversity and foster sustainable living solutions for everyone on our planet!

Step Three: Help spread the word and grow the ‘Green Herd’ by sharing your activity and passion for wildlife, on your favorite social media.  Tell your friends, family, colleagues, coworkers, classmates, neighbors or fellow worshipers! #BEACTIVE4EARTHDAY:

“I would run five kilometers for a tiger”, or “I would bike 25 miles for a polar bear”.  Share a picture of yourself doing the activity as well!

The Last Step, or Peddle or Paddle?   Have FUN and enjoy your time outdoors!



Our Partners and Charitable Beneficiaries

World Wildlife Fund

If you would like to learn more about World Wildlife Fund and the great work they are doing, please visit WWF here.

Would you like to do more to raise awareness and funds for their great work?  Set up a Panda Nation Page by clicking here or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/PageServer?pagename=panda_nation_rae

And if you have any questions regarding your Panda Nation Page or fundraising for WWF please contact our friends at WWF, via email at pandanation@wwfus.org


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