Are you a tortoise or a hare? Lace up and find out by registering for the kid-friendly Greater Vancouver Zoo’s Turtle Dash where everyone’s a turtle, and everyone’s a winner … unless you take a nap under a tree that is.
This September 14th, get your feet moving for conservation in GVZoo’s first ever race event. With a 5 km Turtle Dash and 1 km Hatchling run, there’s something for the whole family.
Three reasons to register for GVZoo’s Turtle Dash
1. Admission for the GVZoo is included with registration.
Enjoy an active family outing, and follow it up by exploring the zoo. Awaken your children’s curiosity by wandering the zoo’s beautiful acreage and visiting your favourite animals.
2. Proceeds from registrations fund conservation projects
Proceeds go towards funding conservation projects at the GVZoo as well as the following groups: Wildlife Preservation Canada, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and International Rhino Foundation.
3. It’s unique!
Talk about a cool run to add to your list of fun runs. There aren’t many places you can take part in a timed 5k race event while running past lions, and tigers and caimans.
Take a look at the interactive race map.
Special deal for VancouverMom readers!
Use the code ‘VancouverMom’ when registering to be entered into a draw to win a behind the scenes experience at GVZoo. Plus receive a free limited-edition Western Painted Turtle ‘We’ve got your back’ WPT conservation t-shirt, designed to be decorated. Be sure to share a photo of someone in the T-shirt.
This post is sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Zoo
Dedicated to education and conservation, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is home to many rescued, donated and orphaned animals. The mission of the Greater Vancouver Zoo is to inspire appreciation of our ecosystems and engage the community to care, share and learn about animal conservation. Discover the sights and sounds of 140 species on 120 acres in the heart of the Fraser Valley. Where curiosity comes alive. Be Here. Find out more at www.gvzoo.com
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).