Since 2003, Jekyll Island has hosted the Turtle Crawl, a set of races benefitting 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. Returning for 2018, a 10K race will accompany the 5K run, providing race fun for the whole family. All races are timed, and take place on certified courses.
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 coupled with a unique island getaway, Turtle Crawl Weekend on Jekyll is a not to be missed “racecation” for all families.
Friday, May 11, 2018
12-7:00 p.m.: Race Expo at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
NEW LOCATION includes packet pick-up, food trucks, sponsors, and race vendors
The GSTC is located in the National Historic Landmark District at 214 Stable Road
We highly recommend picking up your packet prior to your race morning. No new triathlon registrations on race weekend.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
7 a.m.: International Distance Triathlon
1500M swim: Point-to-point in Atlantic Ocean
29-mile bike: Two loops of Jekyll Island
10K run: Out & back course
7:30 a.m.: Sprint Distance Triathlon
600M swim: Point-to-point in Atlantic Ocean
14.5-mile bike: One loop of Jekyll Island
5K run: Out & back course
Location: Great Dunes Park, N. Beachview Drive, between the Jekyll Island Convention Center and Tortuga Jack’s
4-7 p.m.: Packet Pick-Up, including 5K & 10K runs & new registrations
Location to be provided at a future date
We highly recommend picking up your packet prior to your race morning.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
NEW HOURS FOR 2018 ROAD RACES
7 a.m.: 10K
7:15 a.m.: 5K
Both runs start near the Jekyll Island Convention Center electronic sign and run along Beachview Drive. At the half-way point of each race, runners will turn and finish along either the bike path or “beach walk” before finishing at Great Dunes Park.