33rd Annual Run for the Turtles

April 6, 2019

Time to dust off those running shoes and get ready for the 33rd 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! Registration is live! Please visit mote.org/turtlerun!

For the first time in the history of the run, we will be offering an alternative virtual 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk for those who cannot make it out to the beach on April 6th! Participants will receive our dri-fit run logo tee and  ribbon by mail. The Virtual 1-Mile Fun Run can be ran on your own time anywhere in the United States! We are thrilled to welcome runners across the country who are eager to support STCRP!

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. Please note: The 1-mile fun run and 5K races are entirely on the beach/sand. 

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

Questions? Contact the Mote events team at events@mote.org. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 33rd Annual Run for the Turtles? Contact Development Officer, Kate Knepper at kknepper@mote.org or 941-388-4441 Ext. 393. Check out our sponsorship menu here.

Special thanks to our event partners New Balance Sarasota at University Park, Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota, and Manasota Track Club! 



Enjoy Refreshments & Savings!

*Thurs., April 4th * 3 – 7pm Fleet Feet Sarasota, 711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota

*Fri., April 5th * 11am – 7pm New Balance University Park, 8204 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton

33rd Annual Run for the Turtles


Siesta Key Beach

948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL