Michigan might be an unlikely place for a , but the efforts of one biology teacher inspires her community to rally for the protection of the endangered species. When the virtual option became available it made it easy for my parents, my husband, and me to support Save the Manatee Club from the convenience of our hometown. Walk, run, swim, kayak, or rollerblade your favorite course or trail for the Virtual 5K, and all in support of manatees. Try participating in the Save the Manatee 5K, Two-Mile Walk or Mini-Mile. Proceeds from the 5K go to support the education and conservation work of Save the Manatee Club, a Florida-based, international nonprofit organization.
For the first time, Lesley and her husband Brian, are opening the race to virtual participants. Each dog receives special recognition with a medal of completion too. The annual Save the Manatee 5K returns May 20th for its 14th year at the Lake St. Bib numbers will be drawn for the sponsor donated prizes. The Save the Manatee 5k has a new goal: Participants from all 50 states! A Virtual Race also allowed runners across the U. The event is held on a paved, flat and picturesque course along Lake St. We are always excited when we have an event that educates and benefits our friends at Save the Manatee.
Every year, L'Anse Creuse High School hosts a 5K run, virtual 5K run, 2 mile walk, and mini manatee mile. The race is open to dog registrants as well. Please enjoy her race video 36 sec, Chariots of Fire accompaniment performed by Center Sister and a couple snapshots, below. This event is dog friendly, as the first 170 dogs also receive a finisher's medal. Senator Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida.
You can join the race in person or participate from anywhere in the world by doing a Virtual 5K on a date and time you choose. This year, YouTube bloggers Justin Charge and Lord Deezus came out to include the race in their comedy show The Following Announcement. You can also join Save the Manatee Club on to see photos and videos and get updates on the states and countries that have the most participants. Email: Contact: Leslie Argiri Timing System: Chrono Track B-Tag Website Link: Registration Link: Registration Form:. About The Save the Manatee 5K The Save the Manatee 5K is a Running race in Mt. These inspired me to create Trop Rockin' Magazine -- the place to share our stories about the beach lifestyle.
Although their numbers have increased, so have threats and 2016 was the deadliest year on record for watercraft mortalities. Clair Metropark, Michigan and run on a paved certified 5K course along the marinas and shores of scenic Lake St. A great t-shirt, your manatee race bib and a Save the Manatee Club logo finishing medal. Get more information and sign up at. All events are scored timed using the Chrono Track B-Tag 2. Firstborn triumphantly completed the in a passionate effort to raise awareness and funding for the gentle giants she adores. All race participants received a unique race T-shirt and beautiful finisher medals, including medals for the pooches.
Click on the map for updated locations represented by virtual participants. Seeing so many people come together at this event to support manatees is heart-warming. Click the following links to for the Save the Manatee 5K Run on May 20th in Michigan or by May 12th. So put your best foot forward for manatees. All participants receive a commemorative manatee finisher's medal, race t-shirt and manatee bib.
The elementary school kids along with senior citizens and all ages in between will participate in the Mini Manatee Mile, a one mile course along the St. When - Saturday May 11th 2019 Where - Lake St. So far, people from 32 states and 5 countries outside the U. The dollars raised through your participation goes to the Save the Manatee Club to be used in conservation, education, rescuing and the rehabilitation of manatees. It was a little cold and windy, but other than that a beautiful morning in mid-May again and time for the 14th Annual Save the Manatee 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Mini-Manatee-Mile at Lake St. Participants receive a race packet with a unique race T-shirt and race bib as well as a newly-designed finisher medal featuring a manatee in an aquatic setting.
We are excited to again offer a virtual race option. The 14th Annual Save the Manatee 5K Run was held on May 20th at the Lake St. I further grant permission to use my name and photographs of my participation. Adding virtual participants is another grassroots effort to spread the word about the event. From these discussions a number of students have expressed interest in Marine Biology.
In expanding the reach of the race, a unique learning opportunity presented itself for kids to meet a local expert. The Club works to reduce manatee harassment, injuries, and deaths from human activity as well as protect aquatic habitat by increasing public awareness and education; sponsoring research, rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts; advocating for strong protection measures, such as boat speed zones and sanctuaries; and taking legal action when appropriate. Last year we had 1,100 actual participants and 1,200 virtual runners from around the world. Three elementary schools in her district started running clubs just to get involved with the manatee run. Save the Manatee Club, a nonprofit 501 c 3 manatee conservation organization, has been the voice for manatees since 1981. Local businesses mostly provide gift cards and products used in raffle baskets to help raise additional charity dollars. This event is held at Lake St.