Over 840 Participated in “Run 4 The Sea” on Saturday in Juno Beach

The four-mile run/walk begins! (Photo by Carla B. Mroz/LMC.)

Race benefitted The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Just over 840 people participated in this year’s eighth annual Run 4 The Sea on Saturday, June 15. Participants of all ages and from all over ran or walked to support Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s mission to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.

The race included a four-mile run (or walk) for adults and a one-mile kids’ fun run/walk. A Virtual Run option was also available so participants of all ages could “run” anywhere in the world at any time.

After the race, guests enjoyed a complimentary breakfast, shopping in vendor village, kids’ activities, music and the race awards announcement in Loggerhead Park. Awards were presented to the top overall male and female, master male and female, and top three male and female in 13 age groups.

All participants received runner gift bags and finisher medals. LMC invites everyone to share race photos on social media by tagging Loggerhead Marinelife Center and using the hashtag, #Run4TheSea.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center would like to thank this year’s Presenting Sponsor Downtown at the Gardens, as well as the additional sponsors who helped make this event a success, including: Garden of Life, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Lakeshirts/Blue 84, United Bank, Open Water, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Eavenson Fraser and Lunsford, Keola Health and Well Being Studios, Coastal Obsession, Jersey Mike’s-US 1 Palm Beach Gardens, Trader Joes-PGA Boulevard, Anchor Commercial Bank, Twisted Trunk Brewery, Burrito Brothers, Card My Yard, Jupiter Bounce, The Petting Zoo, Get A Gadget, Orangetheory Fitness-Palm Beach Gardens East, Carve Surf and Coffee, The Capital Grille, Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce.


About Loggerhead Marinelife Center:

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 76 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the world’s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.

About Downtown at the Gardens:

Downtown at the Gardens is a lifestyle center located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, featuring a unique collection of shops and restaurants, including Whole Foods, Cobb 16 Theaters, Yard House and many more. Accented by an abundance of signature events, pet friendly atmosphere, family centric experiences, and so much more, Downtown at the Gardens is a favorite in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The stylish venue, conveniently located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL, features a collection of local boutiques and dining options sure to please any palate. Discover something special at Downtown at the Gardens! Downtown at the Gardens is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

One-mile kids fun run takes off! (Photo by Carla B. Mroz/LMC.)