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Save the Date!

The Friends of the National Center Science Stride 5K kicks off its first run/walk this year on Sept. 14, 2024, at the Boulder Reservoir! 

The Science Stride 5k brings together our community for a common cause: Inspiring the next generation of scientists! This event offers staff, local companies, and their families a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a team-building activity while fundraising for a good cause. Runners and walkers are welcome!

Your participation in the Science Stride 5K directly supports Friends’ mission is to inspire, support, and educate the next generation of scientists and researchers. In a world where the stability of our Earth is under increasing threat, we are committed to addressing the intricate challenges of our Earth system by ensuring that the cutting-edge research and innovation at UCAR and NSF NCAR is carried forward into the future.

We can’t wait to see you at the Science Stride!


Registration is now available via our RunSignUp page!


We’d love for you and your organization to get more involved with the great work of UCAR and NSF NCAR via Friends of the National Center. If you are interested in supporting the next generation of scientists solving important global problems, please consider sponsoring the Science Stride 5K! The Science Stride 5K is an awesome community-focused event and a great opportunity for some team-building and to demonstrate your commitment to science education.

 Please check out our Science Stride 5K Sponsorship Packet for more details.


Contact Emma Byers at if you have any questions!