You are invited to join us for our 5th Annual Ridley Rush 1 Mile Walk /Run.  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 Gladys Porter Zoo as you experience what a baby sea turtle must endure on its rush to the ocean.  This year, runners will be able to choose any day from June 8th, World Ocean Day, to June 16th, World Sea Turtle Day, to complete their 1 mile.

As federal and state funds have dwindled over the years, this direct funding has become mission critical to sustain the 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 Ridley Rush is $15 for adults and children. The cost covers your entrance to the Zoo, race bib and 2021 Ridley Rush medal.


$15 for adults and children.

This cost covers entrance to the zoo race bib and a 2021 Ridley rush medal.

Registration at gpz.org



Jun 08 - 16 2021


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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