Location: Sarasota, FL US 34242
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Run Only
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Additional race information can be found at

Event Time Price Details
1-Mile Fun Run or Walk
7:30AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT
5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run
8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
Siesta Key Public Beach, Siesta Key Gazebo (South of the pavillion)
948 Beach Road
Sarasota, FL US 34242

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! 

Please Note: The 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K races are entirely on the beach/sand!

Race Contact Info
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Packet Pick-Up Information

Packet Pick Up Locations, Dates, and Times

NOTE: Packets are NOT required for race day!

To help support Mote’s Eco-friendly mission, please bring your own reusable bag for packet pick-up and be entered into a raffle to win prizes! Thanks to our partners at New Balance/Fleet Feet for providing a $50 certificate as one of the prizes. Also, thank you to our friends at Sears Clean and Sears Garage Doors for contributing a $50 raffle prize as well! Other fun prizes will be given away too, so don't forget those reusable bags!

Items for pick up include: Race day dri-fit t-shirt (women fit or unisex fit), race day bib, and coupons/samples.

If you cannot pick-up your packet on the dates, times, and locations provided below, then you can check-in at the registration table on race day. On race day, you will ONLY receive your race day shirt and bib.

Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fleet Feet Sports
1830 S. Osprey Ave. #1 Sarasota, FL 34236

Date: Friday, April 6
Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: New Balance University
8201 Tourist Center Drive Bradenton, FL 34231

Questions? Please contact Race Director, Samantha Byrd at 941-388-4441 Ext. 426 or!

What to Expect on Race Day

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.

Schedule of the Day:

  • 6:30 a.m. - Day of race registration opens
  • 7:00 a.m. - Warm up exercises
  • 7:30 a.m. - 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk begins
  • 8:00 a.m. - Manasota Track Club sanctioned 5K Run/Walk begins
  • Raffle drawings
  • Award ceremony to follow 5K

What to Expect on Race Day:

  • Warm up exercises
  • DJ entertainment
  • Spinal Screenings with Dees Family Chiropractic
  • Fresh snacks and multiple water stations for you to fill up your reusable water bottle
  • Raffle drawings with fun prizes
  • Awards ceremony
  • Fun for the whole family!
  • Children activities and multiple interactive learning stations such as Fintastic Friends, Turtley Turtles, Florida Watersheds and Radical Reefs 

*Please note: Day of race registration and t-shirt sales on race day are cash only. Please plan accordingly!


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