Race to raise money for sea turtles at this Boca Raton 10k

A sea turtle is released before a crowd at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. The sea turtle was rescued and rehabilitated as part of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s program. (Contributed)

BOCA RATON — The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, the only sea turtle rehabilitation center in southern Palm Beach County, is hosting a Race for Sea Turtles to raise money for the nonprofit’s efforts.

The event will be held Sunday, April 9 at 7 a.m. and will include a 10k race and 1 mile walk/run through the Intracoastal neighborhoods of Boca Raton. The race begins at Spanish River Park, at 3001 N. State Road A1A.

The 10k race is chip-timed (provided by Accu Chip) and limited to 1 hour and 45 minutes. The fastest racers in various age categories will earn medals.

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The 1 mile walk/run isn’t timed, and Gumbo Limbo is encouraging families and children who prefer a less competitive atmosphere to participate.

Advanced registration for the 10k costs $30 for adults and $20 for children. Advanced registration for the 1-mile walk/run costs $15.  All participants will receive a T-shirt.

For more information, visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s website.