31st Annual Run for the Turtles

April 1, 2017

Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 31st Annual Run for the Turtles! Our run supports the Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory and is the Program's major fundraiser — it's helping us help sea turtles! 

Be sure to register before Friday, March 16 at 11:59 p.m. when the registration price increases.

Where: Siesta Key Public Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key

Be sure to like Run for the Turtles on Facebook!

Support sea turtles today!

We hope you’ll join us and register for the 31st Run (through RunSignUp). All proceeds will benefit Mote’s Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program. A little extra goes a long way. Just $10 will make a difference! You can donate when you register (through RunSignUp) or click here to help today! 

If you can't participate in the Run, but would still like to support the program by purchasing the 31st Annual Run for the Turtles drifit t-shirt, see below for purchasing details.

Hey, youth movers & shakers!

Good news! Mote has joined forces with a national organization called Positive Tracks that helps youth ages 23 and under sweat for good through the Positive Tracks U23 Challenges Program. Not only does Positive Tracks amp what you're doing by matching the dollars you raise for Mote, but they're way fired up to help you captain your own U23 Challenge with hands on help from a super friendly person named Liz Gray. Liz can help you build your team; set up a fundraising page; help you train for the physical challenge; spread what you're doing far and wide; and trouble-shoot event planning right down to a "day of checklist" so you don't forget the duct tape. Captains are also paired with a Positive Tracks Peer Coach who's done a U23 Challenge - a nice perk that keeps it fun and helps us meet you on your own terms and turf.

Other awesomeness: Positive Tracks doubles every dollar delivered by team members (age 23 & under) up to $23. Plus, Team Captains (up to two per team) dollars are doubled up to $230! Icing on the cake for U23 Challenge Captains: Positive Tracks send you a Positive Tracks t-shirt and banner. 


Interested in sponsoring the 31st Run? We have terrific and affordable sponsor packages available. Your company will reach a great audience! Contact Kate Knepper via email or call Kate directly at 941-388-4441 ext. 393.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: New Balance, Fleet Feet, Manasota Track Club, CapTrust Advisors, Lynches Pub & Grub, Mariash Lowther Wealth Management, Blalock Walters, Wilde Insurance Services, Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, Crunch Fitness, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, Subway, Costco, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Amanda Myers-Campbell, The Mosaic Company, Cooper Creek Dental, Keller Williams on the Water- Sarasota, ER2YOU, Molly's! Chic & Unique Boutique, Mote Scientific Foundation, United Natural Foods Inc., Koala Tee, Publix Super Markets, Holiday Inn at Lido Beach, Deep Sea Diner, Empower Therapeutics, FL State Massage Therapy Association, Tropicana Products Inc., Starbucks, Biofreeze 

31st Annual Run for the Turtles


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Siesta Key Public Beach

948 Beach Road
Siesta Key, FL