The Worrell 1000 Reunion Race, our Board, volunteers, and staff are dedicated to the principle of environmental stewardship. Our passion for beach catamaran racing brings us into direct contact with habitat and coastal environments that merit and require our personal involvement in restoration and preservation efforts. For the 2019 race, we’re working closely with local and state-level volunteer organizations at every checkpoint. Coordinated beach cleanup events are happening every day of the race to show the residents and businesses in these beach communities that we are grateful for their hospitality, and we’re good stewards of the ocean and shoreline along our route.
Our team is working, too, with the regulatory community and volunteer organizations dedicated to the protection and preservation of sensitive habitat. May is sea turtle nesting season, and since the first Worrell 1000 in 1974, we’re proud that we’ve successfully protected and helped preserve turtle nesting sites all along the Atlantic coastline. Hand-in-hand with local volunteers, we help mark and protect nests, and eliminate nighttime light sources that can negatively impact nesting habits in and near developed beach communities.
There is a growing list of organizations we’re teaming up with in 2019. More details will be posted soon. Please come out and lend a hand for a beach cleanup near you, and stay for the 10:00 AM start of the race every morning on our way to the finish!