32nd Annual Run for the Turtles

April 7, 2018

Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 32nd 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!

Sign up to walk, run or crawl (for turtles only!) in this year's Run for the Turtles by clicking the "Register" link to the right. For a printable registration form, click here.


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

On Race Day: Registration begins 6:30 a.m. at the Siesta Key Gazebo, south of the pavilion. The 
1-Mile Fun Run or Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 
5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run begins at 8 a.m. 

To help support our eco-friendly mission at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, please bring your own reusable water bottle to the race! We will NOT have plastic water bottles to handout.

Questions? Contact Samantha Byrd, (941) 388-4441, ext. 426 or sbyrd@mote.org.

Sponsor the Run for the Turtles and help support sea turtle conservation and research!

Positive Tracks

Hey, Youth Age 23 & Under! Our partner Positive Tracks wants to help you sweat for good on behalf of Mote Marine Laboratory!  
Sweat for good? Run, dance, play soccer, shoot hoops! If you can dream it, Positive Tracks can help you make it happen, with free hands on help and matching dollars.  
How does it work? Whether you want to join an existing athletic event (like Mote's Run for the Turtles) or create your own event (like a tennis clinic at your club), you apply to Positive Tracks for FREE counsel on fitness, leadership, team building, community engagement, cause advocacy, event planning and promotion. If fundraising is a goal, Positive Tracks can provide an online fundraising page and teach you how to fundraise. Positive Tracks even matches your first $1000 raised!
Want in? Apply here or contact Liz at lgray@positivetracks.org, 603.443.6560. 

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

New Balance
Fleet Feet Sports
Manasota Track Club
BB&T Insurance Services
Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.
Vengroff Williams Inc.
Wilde Insurance Services
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Sarasota Ford/Congressman Vern & Sandy Buchanan/James Buchanan Realty
Sarasota Orthopedic Associates
The Mosaic Company
Molly's! Chic & Unique Boutique
Joan L. Osgood, LMT
Cooper Creek Dental
Holiday Inn at Lido Beach
Keller Williams on the Water
Morton's Gourmet Market 

32nd Annual Run for the Turtles



Siesta Key Beach

948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL