Come join us for a run on the beach to celebrate the annual return of right whales and kick-off the 10th annual Right Whale Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018!
This chip timed 5k run/1mile walk will begin at 10:00am at beach in front of the Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville beach. The price is $30 for the 5k run and $20 for the 1 mile walk. T-shirts will be provided to those that register online by Thursday, October 12, 2018. 5k run awards will be based on the overall top female and male, and top male and female awards for each of the following age groups, 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 plus.
After the race, come join us for the Right Whale Festival! The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of the endangered North Atlantic right whales to the warm coastal waters off northeast Florida and Georgia, where they give birth to and nurse their young. Scientists estimate only about 450 North Atlantic right whales remain, but with the tragic death of 17 right whales last year and no calves born last season, it is more important than ever to protect the remaining whales. This family-fun event raises awareness of the threats to right whales, and how we can help in their recovery. The festival will be held from 10am to 4pm and highlights local efforts to protect these whales from extinction, as well as ocean-themed activities and exhibits that emphasize education, and environmentally responsible adventures and products. For more information, find us on Facebook or visit our website: www.rightwhalefestival.com.