KICK-OFF FOR COASTAL GEORGIA’S SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON
Nesting season for Georgia's sea turtles officially starts on May 1st. The Turtle Trot is a fundraiser for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center's Sea Turtle Conservation Fund. Our Tybee Sea Turtle Project watches over the island's nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings.
On the pavillion, there will be music and you'll meet Ike, our resident sea turtle and marine debris ambassador, whom we will be releasing into the Gulf Stream this summer.
After the race we'll have our ceremonial releasing of a loggerhead sea turtle back to the ocean. right off our beach and next to the pier--with our partners the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Event details and schedule
APRIL 21: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR A FREE TEE-SHIRT
APRIL 27: REGISTER ONLINE AT ACTIVE.COM UNTIL NOON
APRIL 28: PACKET PICK-UP 4 TO 7 P.M. AT SCIENCE CENTER
APRIL 29: TURTLE TROT AT THE TYBEE PIER & PAVILLION
7 A.M. - SIGN-IN/DAY-OF REGISTRATION STARTS
7:30 A.M. - 5K BEACH RUN BEGINS
AWARD CEREMONY AND SEA TURTLE KISSES FOLLOW THE BEACH RUN.
TOP THREE FINISHERS IN EACH AGE GROUP AND OVERALL TOP MALE/FEMALE WINNERS
Tybee Island Marine Science Center