"SAVE TURTLES RUN 2023 “- fundraising for sea turtle conservation in Con Dao

Tuesday - 05/09/2023 09:56
On the morning of August 20th, the activity "Save Turtle Run 2023" \ was organized by The Secret Con Dao Hotel and AKYN Hospitality Group. The activity aims to raise funds for sea turtle conservation in Con Dao.

 As the 2nd year held in Con Dao, the race is organized with the goal of raising the community and visitors’ awareness of the value and importance of sea turtle conservation. This is also an opportunity for visitors to experience sport activities, and discover Con Dao’s beauty through the running routes of the program.

 The program with the participation of 150 athletes competed in 2 distances of 5km and 15km. Starting from The Secret Con Dao Hotel, the running route of Save Turtles Run passes through the famous historical sites of Con Dao such as Con Dao prison relics, Hang Keo cemetery, 914 pier, Quang Trung lake - the largest lake in Con Dao, the relic trees and beautiful beaches.


Athles enjoy snacks before runnimg

Con Dao Sea Turtle Conservation Fundraising Run was launched by The Secret Con Dao Hotel in early July through online and face-to-face running. For every kilometer completed, The Secret Con Dao Hotel contributes VND 1,000 to Con Dao National Park's sea turtle conservation fund. In addition, when athletes buy rooms and pay fees to participate in the live race on the morning of August 20th, The Secret Con Dao Hotel also deducts revenue of 100,000 VND/athlete to contribute to the sea turtle conservation fund.

 Medals of athletes with high performance

A representative of The Secret Con Dao said that the total amount extracted in this running tournament is more than 130 million VND. Immediately after the end of the tournament, all money was given to representatives of Con Dao National Park to serve the conservation of sea turtles.

Runners warm up before the run


Miss Sports 2022 Doan Thu Thuy with athletes preparing at the starting line



Ms. Tran Thi Phuong Mai, Sales & Marketing Director of AKYN Group handed over a symbolic board of money to support the sea turtle conservation fund to Mr Nguyen Khac Pho, Director of Con Dao National Park


Sea turtles are rare, endangered animals globally. In Vietnam, Con Dao National Park is the first to join the Indo-Southeast Asia Sea Turtle Conservation Network as its 11th member, meanwhile, Con Dao is the place with the largest number of sea turtles nesting and breeding in Vietnam.




Author: Xuan Da

Source: condao.com.vn. Translated by: Xuan Da:

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