Turtle Crawl


This event happens: May 1, 2021 VIRTUALLY 

Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The 2021 race will be held virtually to ensure the health and safety of all runners. Choose your favorite Jekyll Island route from the list below and run to celebrate the beginning of turtle nesting season!

Registration Tiers


$40/person - Includes 2021 Race Medal & Race T-Shirt

Kemp's Ridley 

$30/person - Includes Race T-Shirt 

Ghost Crawler

$5 Donation 

Turtle Crawl was created in 2003 as a fundraiser for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center(GSTC). Since that time, the event and its participants have raised more than $100,000 to help save sea turtles. In just 12 years of operation, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has provided care for more than 3,000 patients, including a variety of sea turtle species and other coastal wildlife. GSTC has also provided environmental education for more than 1,200 groups, and last year welcomed more than 109,000 guests in the Center from near and far.