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Turtle Crawl Triathlon, 10K, and 5K
May 11 - May 13
Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC). Jekyll Island’s picturesque oceanfront and maritime forest are settings for two triathlons – the International Distance Triathlon and the Sprint Distance Triathlon, both sanctioned by USA Triathlon. New for 2016, a 10K race has been added to accompany the 5K run, providing race fun for the whole family.
These races do more than get your blood pumping; they also benefit the Island’s renowned GSTC. 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.
From elite, world-class athletes to running novices, the Turtle Crawl races offer something for every athlete at every skill level. With four races to choose from and a unique island getaway, Turtle Crawl Weekend on Jekyll is not to be missed “racecation” for all families.