The Third Annual "Race For the Conch" Date AnnouncedJune 11, 2012 By: Danielle Stepongzi
Scheduled for July 7, 2012, the "Race For the Conch" is the third annual open water swim race held in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.
The eco-swim race was created to build awareness of the valuable ocean and reef systems surrounding the island, and race funds support local charities including Provo Children's Home, the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources as well as TractorShare, a non-profit organization that provides tractors and related equipment to assit in Haiti recovery operations in Port-au-Prince.
Both the one-mile and the 2.4-mile ocean swim races are open to all recreational and competitive swimmers, and there is a separate 100 meter children's "Race for the Conch" for swimmers 12 and younger.
For more information, visit www.ecoseaswim.com.