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Additional race information can be found at https://www.alligatorfarm.com/3k-raptor-run/.
Raptor Run 3K presented by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm
A portion of the proceeds raised through this event will benefit the Eastern indigo snake through the Orianne Center for Indigo Snake Conservation (OCIC) and AZA's Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE).
The Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC) is the sole captive propagation and release colony for the Federally Threatened Eastern indigo snake Drymarchon couperi. Established in 2010, OCIC works closely with multiple government agencies, AZA zoos, and NGOs to ensure proper management of the captive Eastern indigo snake for breeding and reintroduction. The snakes housed at OCIC have produced over 250 Eastern indigo snakes, allowing for the release of over 170 indigo snakes in Conecuh National Forest in Alabama and The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in Florida. Raised funds are to be specifically ear-marked for disease screening in wild snakes and captive snakes slated for release.
The primary goal of the Eastern Indigo Snake SAFE Program is to contribute to the conservation of the Eastern Indigo Snake as set forth in the reintroduction strategy initiated by the Eastern Indigo Snake Reintroduction Committee (EISRC) and the Eastern Indigo Snake Recovery Plan (USFWS 2019). The reintroduction strategy is, in short, the captive breeding and rearing of indigos for the sole purpose of repatriation of the species into areas where the population is believed to be extirpated. Metrics have been calculated suggesting that a minimum of 30 two-year-old snakes be released annually for ten consecutive years within a predetermined release site in order to ensure population survivability.
Sunday, March 5th, 2023 - 8:00 AM
St. Augustine Alligator Zoological Park
999 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
$35 October 10 - January 29
$40 January 29 - March 3
$45 Race Day
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Pre-Race Day Bib/Shirt Pick Up and Registration: Friday, March 3rd, 2023, 12 - 4 PM at the Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080.
Race Day Bib/Shirt Pick Up and Registration: Sunday, March 5th, 2023, 6:00 - 7:45 AM, St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Race Start: Sunday, March 5th, 2023 - 8:00 AM
Registration will be capped this year at 500 entries. Be sure to register soon!
There are no refunds. In the event of inclement weather, emergency or a natural disaster, the Alligator Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone the race. In the event of cancellation or postponement, there will be no refunds.
Runners and walkers are welcome as we start this event at the world famous St. Augustine Alligator Farm, on Anastasia Island, run through the neighborhood of Davis Shores, and finish back at the Alligator Farm.
There will be water stations at the start, 1 mile and finish.
Digital time clock will be viewable at the finish.
3K USATF Certified Course # FL20012JK
The purpose of the USATF course certification program is to produce road race courses of accurately measured distances. For any road running performance to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked, it must be run on a USATF-certified course. In addition, the certification program is very important to the average road racer, as well as those of exceptional speed. Most runners like to compare performances run on different courses, and such comparisons are difficult if course distances are not reliable. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate.
There will be free parking at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm for the entire day. The start and finish of the race will be at the Alligator Farm.
Overall Male and Female finishers and the top three runners in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and older.
Overall and age group award ceremony will be held by 9:00 am race day. Special awards provided to overall winners and some prizes may be awarded randomly!
Beautiful and unique t-shirt, robust finisher's medal, post-race refreshments, and a comped child’s admission ticket to the Alligator Farm for every adult ticket purchase. Availability and size only guaranteed to those who register by February 17, 2023.
RACE TIMING AND SCORING
The race will be professionally timed and scored by RaceSmith, Inc. The race will be timed using disposable, electronic tags attached to the bib number. Please wear your bib number to the front, pinned at all four corners, visible, and unaltered. Printed results will be posted at the race site and live online during the race at www.RaceSmith.com
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