Ithaca's first adventure race, the Tough Turtle, is coming April 20, 2013. Are you ready?
Island Health & Fitness joins the Ithaca Children's Garden in presenting a 5k route along the beautiful Cayuga Waterfront and Black Diamond Trails on the south shore of Cayuga Lake, with a dozen challenging, homegrown obstacles with Ithaca flair. Designed to push racers, regardless of age or physical fitness.
All levels welcome: Competitive, general, and family* heats. You may participate as an individual, team, or family group. Ages 8-15 may participate in a family heat with a registered adult. Ages 16+ can participate in any of the heats. Family groups must have a minimum of one adult and one child.
Children 7 and under are invited to participate in Tough Turtle Jr. on site on event day for a small fee. No pre-registration for T.T. Jr.
To register as a non-family team, simply choose the FundRACER or Flat Fee in the heat of your choice, and you will be asked if you want to create or join a team. Team captains may set up the team and team members will add themselves to the team by selecting the correct team name from a drop down menu.
Whether you register as an individual, family, or team, all racers are encouraged to register as a "FundRACER," which costs $zero out of pocket and qualifies you for some ridiculously sweet prizes. Your commitment is to train for and complete the Tough Turtle, and your friends and family members back you up with bucks. To qualify for this category of registration you must commit to raising a specified minimum amount to benefit the Ithaca Children's Garden. Fundraising is made easy with straightforward and effective online tools available to you immediately upon registration.
The Tough Turtle is a benefit for the Ithaca Children's Garden: working hard for healthy kids and a healthy planet. ICG loves the mud, kids, adventure and community- Come join us on this adventure!
* All children under the age of 16 must register with a parent or guardian in a family. group. Ages 8 and up are eligible for the Tough Turtle. Children under 8 will be able to participate in a Tough Turtle Jr. at the Garden on event day for a small fee. No pre-registration necessary.
Event schedule and times
April 19: Packet pick up at Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Club
April 20: 8:00 am - On site packet pick up opens
Competitive 9:00 am
General: 9:20 am
General: 9:40 am
General: 10:00 am
Family: 10:20 am
Family: 10:40 am
Post-event celebration awards, and prizes - details TBA