Turtle Crawl

This event happens: April 27, 2024

Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Choose your favorite Jekyll Island route from the list below and run to celebrate the beginning of turtle nesting season!

View The Turtle Crawl Routes

Race Tiers & Registration

In-Person 10K Race | $35/person

In-Person 5K Race | $25/person

In-Person 1K Fun Run | $20/person 

Virtual Ghost Crawler | $35/person

Learn more and register here.

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.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center