KEY LARGO, FLA. – All are invited to register for REEF’s Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K, to be held from June 7-13, 2021, coinciding with World Oceans Day on June 8. Participants may choose their preferred exercise (run, walk, bike, hike, swim) to support ocean conservation. Individuals may complete the 5K (3.1 miles) at their own pace; in one day or over the course of the week.
Fish Out of Water 5K participants will choose to join one of five “Fish Teams.” Each team represents an iconic fish species monitored by citizen scientists through REEF’s Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Participants may report their 5K times if desired; after the race each team’s results will be shared. Those who wish to join as a group can form a “Fish Shoal” with friends and family.
Registration starts at $35 per person and will increase to $45 after April 30. Two registration packages are available. The Starting Line package includes a limited-edition shirt, finishers’ medal, and race bib. Those who choose to upgrade to the Finish Line package will receive a shirt, medal, and bib, plus a retro fanny pack and sticker set. Registration is open until May 28. Supplies are limited, so early registration is highly encouraged.
Fish Out of Water 5K proceeds support REEF’s "Oceans for All Fund." This fund provides ocean-focused educational opportunities for underserved communities and those with financial need; allowing REEF to increase inclusive programming for populations traditionally underrepresented in science, diving, and conservation.
For more information or to register online, visit www.REEF.org/5Krace.
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) conserves marine environments worldwide. Our mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community. For more information, visit www.REEF.org.