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Throughout each year, The Painted Turtle hosts special events and participates in fundraisers held by members of our local communities to benefit camp and increase awareness of our programs.

If you would like to sponsor or participate in any of these events please contact Julie or click here for sponsorship information.


Santa Barbara 1/2 Marathon

May 10, 2014
Santa Barbara, California

Looking for a way to celebrate this Mother’s Day? Run/walk with The Painted Turtle in Santa Barbara on May 10th.

This scenic course runs from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into the Danish-settled town of Solvang. The area has plenty to offer including beach and ocean activities, hiking, biking and running trails, historic towns and missions, plenty of shopping and restaurant options, and an abundance of wineries and tasting rooms.

Cross the finish line and begin your Mother’s Day celebration when you will be handed a wine glass to enjoy the music and wine festival.

The Painted Turtle Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon team members receive:

  • Guaranteed Race Entry
  • Half Marathon Coaching & Training support
  • Official Team SeriousFun and The Painted Turtle race gear
  • Plus, your own personal fundraising web page.

Most importantly, you will be helping in sending children with serious illness to The Painted Turtle camp!


Luv on the Run

5K Series in San Francisco, California

  • Saturday, June 14: Bad Prom 5K/ Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, July 19: Back to College 5K/ Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, August 16:  Fundy Undies/PJs 5K/ Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, September 20: SuperHeroes to the Rescue 5K/ Cocktail Party

Click here to register!


Turtle Camp Anniversary Hoedown BBQ

September 6, 2014
The Painted Turtle
Lake Hughes, California

Celebrate 10 years of The Painted Turtle with a delicious BBQ, live music, tours and a very exciting live and silent auction!

Click here to purchase your ticket or sponsorship! (link coming soon)


Tour de Turtle

October 19, 2014
The Painted Turtle Camp
Lake Hughes, California

Join Team Turtle and peddle in the 2014 Tour de Turtle bike ride. This event includes scenic route options for of all levels, rest stops, SAG vehicle support, souvenir apparel and a finish festival with Camp tours, activities, food and entertainment! 18, 33 and 62 mile route options beginning and finishing at The Painted Turtle camp.

Click here to register! 

Minimum Fundraising Commitment
Tour de Turtle (18 mi, 33 mi, 62 mi): $250

As a member of Team Turtle you will receive:

  • A personal fundraising Web page
  • A custom Team HITW t-shirt
  • A pair of Tour de Turtle socks
  • A custom Team Turtle jersey for top fundraisers
  • Delicious catered breakfast
  • Finish Festival at Camp
  • Training and fundraising tips and support
  • Additional fundraising incentives

10 Year Anniversary

September 2014
The Painted Turtle Camp
Lake Hughes, California

The Painted Turtle is excited to celebrate 10 years of extraordinary friendship and camp magic. Join the Celebration.


Other ways to join the fun!