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Registration Open for “Walk Around Mars” Fundraiser

Walk Around Mars LogoOnline registration for Mars Planet Foundation’s virtual “Walk Around Mars” fundraiser is open at

The goal of the fundraiser, to be held Monday, March 29, through Monday, May 10, is to collectively achieve enough miles (13,263) to make one lap around the surface of the Planet Mars. To achieve that task, participants are each asked to log a total of 26.5 miles throughout the six-week event.

Throughout the fundraiser, participants will also be encouraged to share their support and pictures via social media, using the hashtags, #WalkAroundMars and #WalkRndMars, especially during three (3) theme weeks — “Out of This World Costume Week” (April 5-9), “Where’s the Martian Week?” (April 19-23) and “Spring has Sprung Week” (May 3-7). Prizes will be awarded for the most original photos.

Online registration continues through Friday. March 5, at Fee is $25 per person or $80 for a family of four and $20 for each additional family member.

Registration packets, including a “Walk Around Mars” t-shirt and other Martian swag, will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, March 17, and Thursday, March 18. Participants may choose “Walk Around Mars,” become a fund raiser, join a Team, or simply donate to the cause.

Proceeds will be used to provide for teacher grants to enhance learning opportunities for Mars Area School District students as well as scholarships for students continuing their education beyond high school. For more information, visit