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2021 Virtual Turtle Crawl

A sea turtle patient swimming in a rehabilitation tank.

The 2021 virtual Turtle Crawl race T-shirt.

A Diamondback Terrapin hatchling.

By Erin Evors, JIA Social Media Manager

Turtle Crawl is back! Created in 2003 as a fundraiser for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC), the Turtle Crawl races have continued to support the Center’s mission of sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and education. Since its inception, race participants have raised more than $100,000 to help sea turtles survive and thrive.

This year, to ensure the health and safety of all, the 2021 Turtle Crawl is going virtual! Run from your favorite stretch of sand or pavement on Saturday, May 1, 2021 to mark the start of sea turtle nesting season. Loggerhead, Kemp’s Ridley, and Ghost Crawler registrations provide multiple participation levels. Loggerhead registration is available for the first 200 participants at $40 per person, and participants receive a race T-shirt and medal. Kemp’s Ridley, the standard registration, is $30 per person and participants receive a race T-shirt. For those looking to sleep in and still support the Center, Ghost Crawler registrations are available for participants to provide donations in increments of $5.

Become a sea turtle ambassador and race for a cause by registering for the 2021 Virtual Turtle Crawl Race, where every turtle-loving supporter is a winner! Looking to support the Center in other ways? Consider a symbolic adoption to directly support many of the Center’s current patients undergoing rehabilitation, or text SAVETURTLES + any donation amount to 844-889-2692 to provide financial support for patient care and resources needed to continue the life-saving work.

Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100