4 Reasons to Run 4 the Sea

Summertime in Florida is hot. There is no doubt about it. However, a nice ocean breeze makes a morning run in Florida quite enjoyable. Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC)’s fourth annual Run 4 The Sea will be held on Saturday, June 20, along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and A1A. The event features a four-mile run for adults and a one-mile fun run for the kids. The race proceeds will directly benefit LMC’s continued mission: to promote conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.

Need more reasons why you should sign up to Run 4 The Sea?

1.You’ll help protect our precious sea turtles and the sea.

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Whether you walk or run the four miles, you’ll be an ocean conservation ambassador for Loggerhead Marinelife Center. This is a simple and fun way to tell your friends and family you care about the beautiful oceans and the creatures that call them home.

 2. Exercise makes you happier and healthier

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It has been scientifically proven that exercise increases happiness and your overall health. A four-mile run could burn between 300-500 calories, depending on certain variables. I’d say that’s a solid workout.

 3. Medals and t-shirts. Need we say more?

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 This year, every Run 4 The Sea participant will receive a medal. All pre-registered runners will also receive a beautifully designed t-shirt. Along with these goodies, guests will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, perfectly paired with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. DJ Al will be back for the second year, spinning the perfect summertime race jams.

 4. You’re running alongside beautiful Juno Beach.

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Did you know that Juno Beach is one of the most densely nested loggerhead sea turtle beaches in the entire world? Along with the delightful ocean breeze, you can gaze out towards the very beach that is home to over 10,000 sea turtle nests every year.  Not only will the race provide a nice view, it will also serve as a reminder of how important ocean and sea turtle conservation efforts are.

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The four-mile race begins at 7:00 a.m. with the one-mile run following at 8:15 a.m. Registration opens at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. Package pickup will be at Loggerhead Marinelife Center on Friday, June 19 between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Race day pickup will begin at 6:15 a.m. Race bags include official Run 4 The Sea t-shirt and other goodies.

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Interested in being a vendor at Run 4 The Sea?  Your business will have a captive audience of over 500 people, with the majority interested in an active lifestyle. Vendor fee is $100, which includes two chairs and a table. You must provide a tent. You can email Kat Rumbley at krumbley@marinelife.org or call 561-626-8280 ext. 115 for more info. You can also find more information on the race at www.marinelife.org/run.

Special thanks to our 2015 Run 4 The Sea Sponsors: Anchor Commercial BankDunkin’ DonutsEavenson, Fraser & Lunsford; Florida Power & Light; Jersey Mike’s SubsJupiter Medical Center, Loggerhead Marina, Road ID, Roger Dean Stadium, The Gardens Mall, Trader Joes, and Tri Bike Run.

Written by LMC’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Kat Rumbley

2 comments

  1. I love the loggerhead center! We live in Minnesota and wish we could be there for the run. Could you send us our shirts and we could run in Minnesota? We will pay for the postage if you’d like. Let Me know. Thanks for all you do! Kathy Hoel

    • Kathy,

      We apologize that no one responded to you until now. Somehow your comment fell under the radar. We love your support! Although the event occurred this past Saturday we would still love for you to purchase the shirts and conduct your own run in spirit if you would like. What are your sizes? We can check the availability. Again, we apologize for the delay in response.

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