Since 2003, participants from across the world have taken part in the annual Turtle Crawl event, all in the name of supporting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s mission of sea turtle rehabilitation, research, and education. In that time, participants have raised more than $100,000 to help sea turtles thrive and survive. 

Check back later for details on upcoming races. 

About the Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is Georgia’s only sea turtle education and rehabilitation facility. The Center offers the public a chance to learn about sea turtles and see rehabilitation in action with a host of interactive exhibits and experiences. Year-round indoor and outdoor programs are also available for guests of all ages.

More Ways to Support


Explore the Georgia Sea Turtle Center's gallery and learn about sea turtle rehabilitation in the pavilion.


Visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center's gift shop or shop online at


Become a member of the Center to enjoy unlimited annual access and savings on programs & purchases.


Make a monetary donation to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center through the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Suggested Routes

We’ve mapped out the best running routes on Jekyll Island. Follow along and loop through unique, picturesque areas, each safely separated from roadways.

Beach Fun Run

This family-friendly route takes you through an easy, one-mile stretch of sand along the Atlantic Ocean at Great Dunes Beach Park. 

Oceanside 5K

Walk, jog, or run on our oceanside multipurpose pedestrian path. Start and end at Corsair Beach Park, near Beach Village.

Maritime Forest 5K

Lace up for this multi-surface route, starting near Beach Village and taking you through our maritime forest’s crushed-shell path.

Plan Your Visit to Jekyll Island