Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is taking part for the second year running in the Marin Human Race, Saturday May 12th, 2007 at Marin Center Fairgrounds. TIRN staff and volunteers will walk or run the 5-kilometer course to raise funds to help save endangered sea turtles and protect their marine habitats around the world.

The Marin Human Race is the biggest nonprofit community fundraising event in the county. This unique and well-established collaborative event is organized by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin. The Marin Human Race has been growing every year and this year it is expected to draw more participants and sponsorship than ever before. Participating nonprofit organizations keep 90% of the funds they raise to benefit their programs.

The Marin Human Race is a great opportunity for TIRN to raise funds as well as be visible in the community. Maeve Murphy, TIRN Development Associate, says, “We had a great time at last year’s race – there was a fun atmosphere and our booth was one of the most popular. This year we aim to double the funds we raised last year so we really need as many people as possible to come out to run or walk with us, or pledge a donation – and spread the word.”

The event includes a Community Fair with games and activities and over 100 participating nonprofits and community businesses, a kids’ fair, and over a dozen local bands and performing groups.



How you can help:
1. Sponsor one of our runners/walkers! Contact Carrie Singer on (415) 488-0370 ext. 101 or email info@tirn.net.
2. Register for the race and collect donations. Ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers, your club, your church, to donate. We suggest a donation of $25 or upwards – or whatever you feel is appropriate. The race registration fee is $25. Consider asking someone, perhaps a business, to sponsor your registration. The 4-mile course can be run or walked. Bring your partner, friends, or running group. Wear a fish or turtle costume and make a bigger splash for TIRN!
3. Collect donations only. You can send your collected donations to us and there your commitment ends – or, come along on the day, cheer on our team and enjoy the Family Fun Fair afterwards.

For more information visit www.marinhumanrace.org.

TIRN’s main program is the Sea Turtle Restoration Network (STRP), which works to protect endangered sea turtle populations and marine biodiversity worldwide. For more information about our programs visit www.seaturtles.org.