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    RUN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
    Olive Ridley TURTLES
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    CONSERVE THE ENDANGERED
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    ONE IN A THOUSAND SURVIVES
    Olive Ridley TURTLES

About

Olive Ridley, an endangered turtle species reach our Chennai shores from December unto March every year with the ocean currents, from as far as the Pacific Ocean. They nest on chennai beaches at night, laying eggs as they have been doing for 180 million years.

ezoneINDIA endeavours to create awareness about the plight of this endangered species and the state of coastal environment.

Know Olive Ridley

Olive Ridleys rarely weigh over 50 kg. It will take 45 days for the eggs to hatch and once they are out of their shells they fend for themselves. The Olive Ridley turtles nest on Chennai beaches at night, between December and April every year.

Save Olive Ridleys

Human predation in the nesting habitat, coastal degradation and development and fishing practices such as the use of long lines and gill nets also contribute to the decimation of the Olive Ridley turtles by an astounding fifty percent during the last several decades.

Run for Ridley

Turtles swim more than 21000 miles to make their nest and lay eggs. So let’s run to save these beautiful swimmers. By supporting Ridley Run, you are helping to restore endangered Olive ridley turtle population, help local communities and to protect thousands of hatchlings.

Turtle Truth

  • 1Turtles have been on earth for 150 million years, since before the time of the dinosaurs.
  • 2Sea turtles may live up to a 100 years old.
  • 3The mother sea turtle travels thousands of miles to nest where it was born.
  • 4Sea turtles are the largest reptiles in the world by weight.
  • 5 Female turtles are washed ashore to nest,with several thousand coming ashore at the same time. This migration ashore is called an arribada which in Spanish means "arrival by sea"
  • 6Most females return faithfully to the same beach each time they are ready to nest, not only on the same beach, but within a few hundred yards of where they last nested
  • 7Nesting turtles appear to shed tears, but in fact these salty secretions are the turtles’ way of ridding their body of excess salt consumed at sea.

Events

Run to create awareness and save Olive Ridley Turtles from extinction.

Turtle Events

Turtle walk every night-Marina to Besant Nagar
Sending turtle babies back to sea every evening
Call us for free ‘turtle’ story sessions at your schools
Call us for environmental talks at your offices
Sand Sculpting contest for colleges on 05 Feb 2017
Ridley Run on 12 Feb 2017 Register here

Run Categories

1km, 3km & 5km

Start & Finish

Marina Beach

Date & Time

Sunday, 12 February 2017, 5.30 AM

SCHEDULE

Reporting time : 05:15 AM

Warm up : 05:15 to 5:45 AM

Five Kilometer

Line-up time 05:45 AM

Start time 06:00 AM

Three Kilometer

Line-up time 06:10 AM

Start time 06:15 AM

One Kilometer

Line-up time 06:25 AM

Start time 06:30 AM

REGISTER NOW AND GET VOUCHERS WORTH 3000*

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3000
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Injury Prevention
4000
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Young Athlete Training Program
2000
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Weight Loss
4000
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Reg fee 250, Book your T-Shirts for 250/-in advance. BIB will be distributed one day prior to the event, finishers will receive certificates, medals & refreshment.

supported by

  • Initiative

  • Initiative

  • Forest Department

  • time

  • warm up session

  • Water

  • Beach cleanup

  • Lions club

    Madras Spca

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact us

Telephone: +91 98405 75555