Join us on the 1st day of Shark Week for a 5K or 10K race in beautiful Mendon Ponds Park. Enjoy an easy run along the Southern Meadow Trail. If you are running in the 10K race you will complete two loops.
Make sure you bring your shark gear because we will be giving out special prizes for the BEST SHARK COSTUMES!
SharkBytes aims to improve shark and human relations by educating the public regarding shark related incidents and to increase awareness on the depopulation of sharks around the world.
Shark Finning is an increasingly alarming problem around the world. Every day over 200,000 sharks are killed for the sole purpose of their fins. Once the fin has been cut off the shark, the carcass is then discarded back into the sea. At this stage the shark is usually still alive. It then drowns and sinks to the ocean floor. This practice has caused most shark species populations to decline by 70, 80 and even 90%. Some scientists say that if something doesn’t change soon sharks could be extinct in as little as 10 years! SharkBytes is committed to raising awareness of this ongoing problem through our Save Sharks Blog. All proceeds are going towards shark awareness. Thank you for your support!
Both races will feature ten year age groups. Age group winners will receive gift certificates from Medved Running and Walking Outfitters.
Packet pickup for both races will be held at Medved on Saturday, July 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.