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You are invited to join us for our 8th Annual Ridley Rush 5K/1-Mile Walk/Run presented by Chick-Fil-A.  This family fun run aims to raise awareness for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle.  The Ridley Rush route will take you through the beautiful and scenic Mitte Cultural District and Gladys Porter Zoo as you experience what a baby sea turtle must endure in its rush to the ocean.

As federal and state funds have dwindled over the years, this direct funding has become mission-critical to sustain Kemp’s Ridley Project and provide support to other sea turtle projects. The Kemp’s Ridley Project has both a successful track record and the real possibility of down-listing this most iconic of marine animals.  Other proven sea turtle projects may receive funding to promote conservation efforts.

The cost to participate in the 5K run is only $35.00 and $30.00 for the 1-mile run per runner. This cost covers a limited edition dri-fit Ridley Rush shirt, a race bib, a race medal, and the entrance to the Zoo for the post-race festival celebrating World Oceans Day!

A special thanks go out to this year’s Ridley Rush sponsors, Chick-Fil-A, H-E-B Helping Here, Brownsville Public Utilities Board, CBS 4, NBC 23, Raising Cane’s, Visit Brownsville, and City of Brownsville

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