Georgia Sea Turtle Center Turtle Crawl Races

Date: May 1, 2021

Location: Great Dunes Park
75 North Beachview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

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The fan-favorite annual race event returns virtually on May 1, 2021. Race with us from your favorite stretch of sand or pavement 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. Your support helps continue the Center’s mission of sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education.

Become a sea turtle ambassador and race for a cause. Registration is now open!

While we encourage you to track and share your progress with friends and family, we will not be collecting official race times or declaring winners. Every turtle-loving supporter is a winner this year! And, although this is a virtual event, you are encouraged to visit picturesque Jekyll Island to run! You can find recommended race routes at

More race info, details and Registration



Past Course Maps


Past Map & Directions to Race

These races do more than get your blood pumping; they also benefit the Island’s renowned GSTC. The GSTC is operated by the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) as a conservation program dedicated to increasing awareness through education, rehabilitation, and research programs. The Center is a working wildlife hospital that is open to the public, offering an interactive exhibit gallery and rehabilitation pavilion where guests can observe and learn about sea turtle and other wildlife patients. Since opening its doors in 2007, the GSTC has healed and released nearly 2,500 animals. The JIA, along with generous supporters through the Jekyll Island Foundation, enable the GSTC to operate its life-saving facility, the only one of its kind in the state of Georgia.

Check out past Race Results.