Turtle Trek 5K to benefit threatened and endangered sea turtles

Turtle Trek 5K to benefit threatened and endangered sea turtles
August 29 15:17 2016 Print This Article

turtle logoGet your running shoes ready and join the South Carolina Aquarium for the inaugural Turtle Trek 5K sunset beach run/walk taking place September 10, 2016 at Isle of Palms County Park, Isle of Palms, SC at 6:30 p.m. Kids can also participate by taking part in the Kids’ Fun Run on the beach at 6 p.m.

All proceeds from the race will support the construction of the Sea Turtle Recovery exhibit, part of the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center. The Center will allow visitors to share in the remarkable journey from rescue, to rehabilitation, to release that each of the Aquarium’s sea turtles experience.

The 5K registration includes race entry, t-shirt, reusable water bottle and access to the after-party. Kids’ Fun Run registration includes t-shirt, reusable water bottle and participation ribbon.

The Turtle Trek will take place rain or shine with an after-party immediately following at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Boulevard, Isle of Palms, featuring live music by The Distinguished Gentlemen and food from Home Team BBQ.

Join the Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for a beach sweep starting at 5 p.m. Picking up litter from the beach keep turtles safe from marine debris. Bags and gloves will be provided. Thanks to College Hunks Hauling Junk for trash and recycling removal.

Ticket and registration information:

  • $40 for the Turtle Trek 5K which begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • $20 for the Kids’ Fun Run which begins at 6 p.m.
  • Packet pick-up is Friday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods at 1114 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant, SC.
  • Day-of packet pick-up begins at 5 p.m.
  • To register, click here

Turtle Trek 5K is sponsored by Crews Subaru of Charleston, AstenJohnson, Caldwell Partners and Publix Super Markets Charities. For more information, call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit scaquarium.org.