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Thousands of Runners Set to Race in the Region's Signature Earth Day Event, Supporting Sustainable and Healthy Neighborhoods, Clean Air and Environmental Health
PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clean Air Council will host the 37th annual Run for Clean Air presented by Toyota Hybrids on Earth Day – April 22, 2018 – from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on MLK Drive next to the Philadelphia Art Museum. More than 2,000 runners are expected to participate in this year's run, which is THE Philadelphia Region's largest and oldest continuously running Earth Day celebration. The Run for Clean Air, once again a certified green run through AFitPlanet, offers runners and their families a chance to support clean air and an overall commitment to environmental protection. This year, the day will include four races -- 10K Run, 5K Run, 3K Walk and Kids' Fun Run. For the first time, Run for Clean Air will also include a Virtual 5K, giving runners across the country a chance to support Clean Air Council and a healthy environment. Online registration for all events and additional details can be found here.
"Now, more than ever, the Run for Clean Air gives me hope," said Joseph Otis Minott, Esq., Clean Air Council's Executive Director and Chief Counsel.
"At a time when our environment and health are being attacked by elected officials and the government, Clean Air Council is seeing overwhelming support from the public and companies like Toyota Hybrids. This race confirms how important it is for us to lead the fight against polluters and to protect everyone's right to clean air and a healthy environment."
"Toyota and the Tri-State Toyota Dealers are very proud of our five-year partnership with Clean Air Council, and to be the Presenting Sponsor for a 4th year, at the 37th annual Run for Clean Air," said Paul Muller, President of the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association, adding, "With Toyota's ongoing commitment to the development of vehicles that help reduce carbon emissions and as a leader in the alternative fuel segment, we are thrilled to once again support the Clean Air Council through this year's Run for Clean Air."
"Toyota is committed to helping play a role in delivering cleaner air and environmental sustainability to our customers. With a portfolio of eight Toyota hybrid models plus the addition of our fuel cell vehicle the Mirai, we are the leader in alternative mobility and have a large selection of both hybrid sedans and SUV models to fit our customers' diversified needs. The newest edition to our hybrid line-up, the Prius Prime, will be onsite for event goers to check out in this year's Toyota Hybrid display. Also at the Toyota display, we will be bringing in a Toyota Mirai, a Fuel Cell Vehicle with a range of over 300 miles per tank and emissions that consist only of water vapor."
About Clean Air Council
Clean Air Council is a member- supported, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air. For more information about Clean Air Council, visit www.cleanair.org.
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