Ridley Rush

You are invited to join us for our 6th Annual Ridley Rush 1 Mile Walk /Run.  This family fun run aims to raise awareness for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle.  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.

As federal and state funds have dwindled over the years, this direct funding has become mission critical to sustain the Kemp’s Ridley Project and provide support to other sea turtle projects. The Kemp’s Ridley Project has both a successful track record and the real possibility of down-listing this most iconic of marine animals.  Other proven sea turtle projects may receive funding to promote conservation efforts.

The cost to participate in the Ridley Rush is $15 for adults and children.  The cost covers your entrance to the Zoo, race bib and medal!  T-shirts are also available for purchase.

Packet Pick-up

For those of you that already registered packet pick-up is on Friday, July 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Gladys Porter Zoo in the Meadows Room.

Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to Brownsville Public Utilities Board, KVEO 23 and City of Brownsville for helping make this event possible.

Stay in Brownsville

Brownsville is the perfect family-friendly getaway with a multitude of attractions within walking distance of the Zoo.  Support the Gladys Porter Zoo by using this link to make your hotel reservation.

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