Ready? Set. Crawl!
Saturday May 17, 2014
It’s time again for one of Jekyll Island’s great traditions, the Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest, which help launch the annual sea turtle nesting season in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The spring event on this beautiful barrier island celebrates athleticism and ecology and is the perfect place for a fun, family “racecation”!
Known as one of the most-scenic triathlons on the East Coast, the Turtle Crawl Triathlon on Jekyll Island is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Jekyll Island’s magnificent Great Dunes Park is the start-finish area for the three Turtle Crawl races that together accommodate every age and skill level, from elite, world-class triathletes to novices enjoying a 5k run.
These heart-healthy races along Jekyll Island’s picturesque shoreline and forests do more than get your blood pumping; they also aid endangered sea turtle research and rehabilitation with a portion of each race registration going to the Jekyll Island Foundation for the benefit of sea turtle conservation and other conservation, preservation and education programs.
Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in the educational NestFest activities that will take place near the Turtle Crawl finish line and then to join Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff on the beach for the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.
First have a run, then discover some natural fun!
International Distance Triathlon
- 1500m swim, 29 mile bike, 10k run
- Start at 7am
Sprint Distance Triathlon
- 600m swim, 14.5 mile bike, 5k run
- Start at 7:30am
- Start at 8:15am in the parking lot in front of Great Dunes Park
We are looking for great volunteers for Jekyll Island’s 12th Annual Turtle Crawl Triathlon and 5K race, May 17, 2014! With more than 700 athletes participating, we need many hard working volunteers to make this event fun and safe. Join with us and take part in this exciting weekend that benefits the Georgia Sea Turtle Center through the Jekyll Island Foundation.
Familiarize yourself with the course prior to race day and avoid any confusion during the competition.