The Gladys Porter Zoo invites everyone to join the 1st Annual Ridley Rush 1 Mile Walk/Run. This family fun-run aims to raise awareness for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. This run will kick-off the 6th Annual YappoPalooza Sea Turtle Festival, which will be taking place at the Zoo for the first time.
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. Sea turtle costumes are encouraged.
The cost to participate is $12 for adults and children. This covers admission to the Zoo, medal, and entrance to the YappoPalooza Sea Turtle Festival family event, located on Zoo grounds, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All proceeds for these events will go the Kemp’s Ridley Bi-National Conservation Program. Registration opens on Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 a.m. Spaces are limited.