ECS Free the Science 5K

The ECS Free the Science 5K is back!

Chicago 5K finish line

5K finish line at the 227th ECS Meeting

Join us on Tuesday May 31 at 0700h for an invigorating morning run in support of ECS’s open access efforts.

Profits from the event will support  Free the Science, ECS’s initiative to provide complete open access to our entire Digital Library at no cost to authors, libraries, or readers.

To join the race, simply add a ticket to your meeting registration or visit the customer service counter at the meeting. The cost to run is $30 for early-bird and $35 for onsite registration.

The race will begin at the Promenade Plaza at the Hilton San Diego and will go through the Embarcadero Marina Park.

5K course map


Free the Science is a business model-changing initiative that will make ECS journal content freely available to all readers, while remaining free for authors to publish. It embraces globalization, open access, democratization of information, and the simple fact that our fields are the science of society and sustainability. Running in the Free the Science 5K is one way you can help raise awareness and funds for this critical venture. Don’t feel like running? You can support free the science in many ways, including choosing to publish open access. Learn more about Free the Science.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact to learn more.