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17th Annual Tybee Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run

April 13 @ 8:00 am 12:00 pm EDT

It’s that time of the year again when we prepare for the upcoming sea turtle nesting season starting May 1st!

Help support our Tybee Sea Turtle Project and our resident sea turtles, Westie and Ossie, by participating in our Tybee Turtle Trot 5K beach run fundraiser. Runners receive a t-shirt, a medal, and admission to the center after the race!



Location: North Beach by new Tybee Island Marine Science Center

When: April 13th 8:00 AM

The Tybee Sea Turtle Project locates and protects sea turtle nests on the island. The science center’s resident sea turtles serve as Marine Debris Ambassadors during their three year stay. While growing strong and healthy, Ike and Westie educate visitors on the impacts affecting sea turtle populations and our conservation efforts to protect them.

Deadline for a guaranteed runner shirt is April 4th. Become a sea turtle supporter and register for the Turtle Trot today!

Registration includes runner shirt, a medal, and free admission on race day

Packet Pick Up: Friday, April 12th 3:00 – 7:00 or Saturday, April 13 7:00 AM

Location of Packet Pick Up: Black gate to left (West) of science center, in North Beach parking lot.

Trot Day: 8:00 AM beach run followed by sea turtle activities at the center throughout the day.

A flyer for the turtle trot.