The Tough Turtle is a challengingly-fun obstacle race for the whole family and for a great cause. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Ithaca Children’s Garden.


Why We Hold This Race

Tough Turtle is the single biggest annual benefit forĀ Ithaca Children’s Garden, and provides critical funding for operations. Proceeds go directly to sustaining IGC’s mission of providing the space and support for kids to develop lifelong habits of physical and mental wellness, caring, and environmental stewardship. ICG changes lives, one child at a time, and we don’t do it alone. Tough Turtle brings our our community together for a fun challenge in support of a vital community resource. Become a Tough Turtle today!


Connecting children to nature to create a more beautiful, resilient, and just world.


To serve as a premier destination for environment, garden-based education for children and their caregivers in Ithaca and the Northeast.

Our Sponsors

Meet a few of our 2020 sponsors

Purity Ice Cream

Purity has been sponsoring Tough Turtle since 2016.

Home Depot

Home Depot has supported ICG for more than a decade – and has been title sponsor of Tough Turtle Jr. since year one.

Your business here

Your sponsorship is important to this event! Email Tori to join our sponsors.

Interested in joining as a sponsor?

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