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Why take part?
- All race profits will go toward funding conservation projects. Learn more about the conservation projects here.
- Registration includes zoo admission so you can visit your favourite animals after the race.
- Every registrant receive goodies including a souvenir running shirt and medal.
- Benefit from a timed 5K course giving you an opportunity to get that PB.
Everyone who registers for Turtle Dash with the code “ModernMama” gets a FREE cotton ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ Western Painted Turtle conservation T-shirt. Don’t forget to share a photo of someone in the T-shirt.
Western Painted Turtle
The Western Painted Turtle is the only remaining native pond turtle left in BC and with new developments, pollution and predators they have been endangered since 2006. In British Columbia, there are two populations of the Western Painted Turtle: the Intermountain, Rocky Mountain Population in the southern interior and Pacific Coast Population in the southwest. In 2006 the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) the Intermountain – Rocky Mountain Population of the Western Painted Turtle is listed as Special Concern in Canada. The Western Painted Turtle requires wetland habitats for foraging and hibernation and suitable warm sites on land for egg-laying. All race profits will go toward funding conservation projects.