A spokesperson said, “Join Greenrock in supporting the International Earth Hour Campaign on March 25. Come into Hamilton for a night of activities featuring the 5k Glow Fun Walk & Run, starting from City Hall at 8:30 pm.
“This fun, non-competitive activity, is perfect for all ages and open to anyone ready to encourage action on climate change while exercising under the stars. Thanks to BELCO and the Corporation of Hamilton, many city lights will be shut off throughout the city in support of Earth Hour’s message about global sustainability.
Video highlights from 2015′s Earth Hour event
“Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children under 16. A family rate of $60 covers 2 adults and 2 children. Individual and group registrations are all welcome. Corporate Teams are encouraged and special rates are available for School Teams.
“Greenrock particularly asks that students from their Eco Schools Program make a special effort to get together and participate in school teams. For assistance with setting up teams please contact Keith from Bermuda Timing at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Once registered, each participant will automatically be set up as a fund raiser to accept pledges from friends and family to further support the work of Greenrock in our community.
“To encourage pledges a representative from the America’s Cup will be awarding prizes to the top three individual fundraisers, the top school fundraising team and the top corporate fundraising team.
“Prizes include double passes for Grandstand Seating in the America’s Cup Event Village and Tours of the Official America’s Cup Team Bases. Prizes will also be given for best male and female glow costumes on the night!
“Greenrock is also pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Raynor as Race Director of the 5K Glow Fun Walk & Run. Anthony is already well known in Bermuda as the chairman of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend and brings the benefits of his knowledge and experience to this event.
“With Anthony’s support, the Earth Hour Council hopes to increase participation from last year, with a goal of 1000 participants. Race bags and t-shirts will be given to the first 500 participants, so we encourage everyone to register quickly while supplies last.
“Reusable glow items are available on the registration website again this year and participants are encouraged to avoid single use glow items that will become trash at the end of the event. The goal of the Earth Hour Campaign is to inspire behaviours that lead to a more sustainable Bermuda and with that in mind we recognize that every action counts.
“Persons dining in Hamilton that evening are encouraged to arrive prior to 8.00pm to avoid temporary road closures. The Central Hamilton route will take about one hour for walkers to complete with City Hall as the start and finish point.”