The fan-favorite annual race event returns to the road on Saturday, April 29, 2023! Race with us on Jekyll Island as we mark the start of sea turtle nesting season on the Georgia coast. This important fundraising event supports the lifesaving work of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, through the Jekyll Island Foundation. Your support helps continue the Center’s mission of sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education.
Turtle Crawl was created in 2003 as a fundraiser for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to support its mission of sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and education. In more than a decade of operation, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has provided care for more than 3,000 patients, including a variety of sea turtle species and other coastal wildlife. Turtle Crawl participants have raised more than $100,000 to help save sea turtles and we sincerely appreciate your support for this event!
Become a sea turtle ambassador and race for a cause. Registration is now open! To join the races on April 29, 2023, choose between a 10K, 5K, and 1K Fun Run. Or, sleep in and still get Turtle Crawl swag by becoming a Ghost Crawler, our virtual participant option. Online registration closes Wednesday, April 26. To guarantee your shirt size, register by Friday, April 14.