Sea turtles are amongst earth’s most ancient creatures. They have been around for more than 100 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs. Sea turtles live in almost every ocean basin throughout the world, nesting on tropical and subtropical beaches. They migrate long distances to feed, often crossing entire oceans
In this virtual run, we want to emphasize the importance of recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles. “Skip a straw, Save a turtle”. Register SHIKE Skip a straw, save a turtle virtual run today. Be kind to sea turtles and have faith that you can finish the run on time.
To support turtle conservation, 10% of the total sales received by end of May will be donated to Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia, Facebook- @TurtleConservationSocietyofMalaysia.
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia was founded out of necessity in 2011 because there wasn’t an organization in charge of the tortoises and freshwater turtles in Malaysia, despite being home to 18 species of native species. The aim of the Society is to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles through partnerships with like-minded organisations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programmes.
TCS is the first non-governmental and non-profit organisation co-founded by two women and dedicated to the conservation of freshwater turtles in Malaysia. This is done through research, conservation, rehabilitation, education and public outreach. TCS strive to create the conditions for turtles to thrive under the care and protection of informed local communities, an educated and motivated public, dedicated NGOs and a concerned government.
How it works?
1. Register at our website or android apps.
2. Run, jog, walk, stroll anywhere & anytime at your own pace for a total of 5km or more and keep your records using any running app (i.e. Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, Mapmyrun, etc.) or treadmill screen record.
3. Send your result to our website or android apps to claim your items.
4. Receive your virtual run items within 2 weeks.