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June 11 - 13, 2021

Virginia Aquarium Turtle Trot 5K 2021

Organized by Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation

About this event

To celebrate 35 years of the Virginia Aquarium (June 14) and World Sea Turtle Day (June 16), we will be hosting the Second Annual Virginia Aquarium Turtle Trot - Virtual 5K! Proceeds support the future of our world's oceans and help us to provide educational offerings, feed our animals, continue to operate our Stranding Response Program, and more.

All Participants (Aquarium employees excluded) will be entered into a drawing to recieve 4 one-day passes to a Behind-the-Scenes Sharks and Turtles experience. Winner will be announced on June 15, 2021. (Please see a complete description of contest rules and policies HERE.)

Participants 21 and over will receive one voucher good for one 16oz pint from Smartmouth Brewing Co. Must be 21 or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Limited to one voucher per paid participant. Voucher to be redeemed at Smartmouth Brewing’s Virginia Beach location between June 11-June 18, 2021. Restrictions may apply, subject to change. Please drink responsibly.

Participants under 21 will receive a $5 OFF voucher to Smartmouth Brewing that can be used towards non-alcoholic beverages. Limited to one $5 off voucher per paid participant. Voucher to be redeemed at Smartmouth Brewing’s Virginia Beach location between June 11-June 18, 2021. Restrictions may apply, subject to change.

Event details and schedule

Complete your 5K anytime between June 11 - June 13. Share a photo or video of your run using #VAQTurtleTrot and tag @VAAquarium

What is a Virtual 5K?

After signing up, participants are on the honor system to walk, run, or perform a combination of each for 5 kilometers, beginning June 11 through June 13. Complete your 5K in your neighborhood, on your home treadmill or your favorite park! Participants will have the opportunity to document their time, steps, or kilometers on the registration website.

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