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June 2, 2021
Space Foundation Discovery Center Kicks Off ‘Summer of Discovery’ With 5K Fun Run Through the Solar System, June

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center has partnered with Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center to host a 5K Fun Run Through the Solar System, promoting both active lifestyles and community interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject matter. The event will be part of the kickoff of its Summer of Discovery program Science of Sport.


Event: 5K Fun Run Through the Solar System


Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021; 4-6 p.m. MT


Venue: Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs


Admission: Free


Register: Sign in at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center lobby


This noncompetitive, space-themed run/jog/walk will be complemented by interstellar race photos, fun giveaways, and customized medals for participants while supplies last. Participants should sign in at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center to receive 50%-off admission to Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Summer of Discovery Kickoff block party happening from 5-8 p.m. MT that same evening.


The 5K Fun Run begins with a meet-up in the lower lobby of the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center at 1805 N. 30th St. in Colorado Springs, where check-in credentials will be distributed to participants after signing liability waivers. Masks are only required inside the visitor center. Capacity for the event is unlimited. Children are welcome, and one designated stroller route will be available. Dogs are also welcome on leashes; please bring baggies to pick up after them. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, and there will be no bag check-in, so participants should plan accordingly.


About Space Foundation Discovery Center


Space Foundation Discovery Center is a dedicated space, science and technology center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is an interactive, education-focused destination that advances awareness, access and training in space exploration and space-inspired industries for students, teachers, families and space enthusiasts. Partnerships with government and commercial enterprises support exhibits like the El Pomar Space Gallery; Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®; and Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Lab, the Education Activities Center, and the AGI Space Missions Simulation Lab. For more information, please visit


About Center for Innovation and Education


Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that offers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals via digital programming or live at Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through its Workforce Development Roadmap, sponsored programs, and global collaborations, Center for Innovation and Education enhances the outlook and opportunities for new jobs, careers and new business ventures through its Space Commerce Entrepreneurship Programs, New Generation Young Professional Program, Professional Teacher Training, and Space-Inspired Curriculum. To learn more about Center for Innovation and Education, please visit, and visit to learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center.


About Space Foundation


Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through corporate membership, sponsorship, fundraising and grants.  Center for Innovation and Education is a lifelong learning platform. Symposium 365 is the premier source for media and events, including the world-renowned Space Symposium. Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.




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