Save Turtles Run
A trip to the place famed for one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for its golden sand, crystal-clear water, and lush green plant life leads to Côn Đảo, representing a contemporary lifestyle that reflects sustainable tourism – shaping experience for modern travellers.
Situated in Côn Đảo District, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province, Côn Đảo National Park covers a total natural reserve area of 19.883,15 ha and is one of 34 Vietnam national parks. It was recognized by World Ramsar Convention Secretariat as one of 2,203 important international wetlands, listed as an official member of the Indian Ocean-Southeast Asia (IOSEA) – Marine Turtle Conservation Network and recorded by Vietnam Record Association as Vietnam’s leading center in incubating, hatching and releasing sea turtle.
Due to remarkably low survival rate (only about one in 1,000 turtles survive to adulthood) and polluted natural environment, all the sea turtle species are currently on the brink of extinction and have been named in the Vietnam Red Data Book and the world’s list of threatened species.
Save Turtles Run is organized annually by AKYN Hospitality Group and The Secret Côn Đảo in the occasion of hotel’s anniversary to raise community’s awareness about the value and importance of Con Dao sea turtle conservation and support Con Dao National Park’s sea turtle conservation activities via the organizing committee and runner’s contribution.
Exploring the destination through every step of the run will be a memorable experience not to be missed for all participating athletes. Starting from The Secret Côn Đảo hotel, the marvelous road will embrace the most beautiful coastal route of Côn Đảo and pass through the most famous attractions and historical sites such as Con Dao Prison Relics, Hang Keo Cemetery, Quang Trung Lake – the largest freshwater lake on the island, the historic pier 914… The event thereby aims to promote the destination of Côn Đảo with its local cultural imprint and meaningful experiences to the Modern Travellers.