Tipsy Turtle 2 Mile – Running Into Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Coastal Connections, Inc., is a Vero Beach 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose
mission is to protect coastal habitats and help sea turtles recover by educating and connecting people to the
environment. They focus on offering interactive and immersive experiences to help you create a connection with wildlife
and ultimately incorporate conservation minded behavior changes into your daily life. With sea turtle nesting season
starting up, Coastal Connections, Inc (CCinc) is ready to run straight into an exciting nesting season and they want you to
join them! The Tipsy Turtle 2 Mile run/walk is a family friendly and educational way to start your Saturday Morning. This
event is more than just a race however. It is a beach bash!
Following the exciting 2 mile fun run along Ocean Drive with beautiful views of Jaycee Beach, there will be a free
educational hatchling dash on the beach for young runners (9 and younger). Kids will line up and dash their way to the
ocean and sargasso sea as they “escape” predators and human related threats. Donnie Haight will also be providing good
vibes all morning long while adult beverages are provided by Sailfish Brewing Co. and Mulligans Beach House. We will
wrap up the morning fun with a silent auction. All funds raised through the race day events will be used to support
CCinc’s mission and programs to protect sea turtles in Vero Beach.
Location: Sexton Plaza, 1060 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, FL 32963
Date: Saturday, April 10th
Time: 8:00am – 10:30am
To learn more visit: coastal-connections.org/events
Register to Run: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/VeroBeach/TipsyTurtle2Mile
This event is possible thanks to support from LED Capstone and Dyer Subaru. The Event is organized and hosted by
Coastal Connections, Inc. Please come out and visit to support CCinc and the numerous event sponsors who have made
this fundraiser possible and run into sea turtle nesting season with us.
More about Coastal Connections:
Coastal Connections, Inc. was founded in 2017 with a goal of providing engaging opportunities for people to create a
connection with coastal wildlife. The Founder, Kendra Cope, noticed the local need to increase coastal conservation and
awareness, and so has designed multiple interactive and educational programs that contribute to the protection of sea
turtles and their coastal habitats. CCinc and its numerous volunteers pride themselves on being passionately innovative
while having the ability to integrate and communicate science and conservation initiatives to diverse audiences. To
support this event or CCinc’s mission please contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Connections Inc.