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.

About

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!

  • ICG is free and open to all everyday, from dawn to dusk
  • ICG serves over 78,000 youth a year through programs and visitation

Mission

To inspire, promote, and sustain youth and community stewardship of the environment through garden-based learning and discovery.

Vision

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

cheer us on! Volunteer.

Qualifications desired: positive attitude, good cheering voice, and a desire to help your community!

Become a Sponsor

Meet a few of our 2019 sponsors

Iron Design

In its sixth year of partnership with Tough Turtle, Iron Design is a brand strategy and digital design agency in Ithaca, NY.

Community Federal Credit Union

CFCU Community Credit Union has been a tremendous partner and will be joining us again as the Title Sponsor of Tough Turtle for the 6th year in a row!

Home Depot

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

Meet more of ICG's Tough Turtle 2019 Sponsors!

Interested in joining as a sponsor? Email tori@ithacachildrensgarden.org and she'll be glad to share the details.

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