Run for the Turtles

Siesta Key, FL, USA
18 Aug 2023 - 06 Apr 2024, (Fri - Sat)


1 mi, 5 km


About the event

Thank you for supporting sea turtles!

Mote Marine Laboratory's 38th Annual Run for the Turtles will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, and we can't wait to see you on Siesta Key Beach! 

Location: 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL 34242

The schedule of events is as follows:

6:30AM - Packet pick up & race day registration opens7:00AM - Warm Up!7:30AM - 1 Mile Fun Run8:00AM - 5K Run sanctioned by Manasota Track ClubAward ceremony to follow 5K

If you can't be here....don't fret.  You can support our program by registering for and participating in our virtual race again this year.

This Run is the major fundraiser for the Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. 

Race Pricing (Prices are the same for the 1 Mile & 5K):

Adults (14 & Up):

$35 Early Bird Pricing through January 1, 2024$40 Regular Pricing January 1 - April 6, 2024

Kids (13 & Under):

$25 Early Bird Pricing through January 1, 2024$30 Regular Pricing January 1 - April 6, 2024

Race registration (for both the 1 Mile Fun Run & 5K) includes a complimentary race t-shirt, access to the food station, kids activities area & more! This event is family friendly and spectators are welcome. All participants in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a finisher ribbon and prizes will be awarded for the overall male and female top finishers. The 5K race will be chip timed and sanctioned by Manasota Track Club. Awards will be given to the top 6 finishers by age group in addition to Overall Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Master etc. This run takes place on the beach so please plan accordingly! To help support our Eco-friendly mission at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, please bring your own reusable water bottle to the race! We will have multiple water stations for you to fill up at.

Early Packet Pick Up:

Early packet pick up dates, locations, and times to be announced

*Packets will also be available to be picked up on race morning*

Race T-Shirts for the 1-Mile & 5K (in person): We have pre-ordered the 2024 race t-shirts to ensure timely delivery by race day. We suggest completing your online registration as early as possible for the best chance of securing the t-shirt size you prefer. There is a set inventory of each size. If your size is no longer available, please select the next best size. Thank you for understanding! 

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 38th Annual Run for the Turtles? Contact Jake Siciliano, at [email protected] or 941-388-4441 Ext. 131

Races offered by this event

Virtual Fun Run or Walk

Virtual race
18 Aug 2023 - 06 Apr 2024, (Fri - Sat) - 08:00
0 km

1-Mile Fun Run or Walk

06 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 07:30
1 mi
On site

5K Manasota Track Club - Sanctioned Run

06 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 08:00
5 km
On site