Island Montessori Tinted Turtle Trot

Sun May 16, 2021 Directions


$30 10:00AM EDT Price increases after April 16, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT


$20 10:00AM EDT Price increases after April 16, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' Dash

$5 10:00AM EDT Registration ends May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Price increases after April 16, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 1-Mile

$20 Price increases after April 16, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Island Montessori School will hold the sixth annual Tinted Turtle Trot 5k and 1 Mile Run on Sunday, May 16th at 10 a.m. at Mike Chappell Park in Carolina Beach. This year’s event features a new Kids’ Dash for younger participants. Participants can sign up to participate in an in person 5K, 1-mile, or kids dash or a virtual 5K or 1-Mile.

The run has a colorful twist: runners and walkers will experience color explosions before and during the race! Our event is unique to this area and we are excited to serve our community with simultaneous live and virtual events this year!


Registration for the 5K event is currently $30, with discounts provided to school, athletic, corporate, and community teams. Registration fees increase after April 16th. Participants can register at before May 11th.

Onsite registration will also be available. 


Packet pick-up location is TBA, Friday, May 14th, 5-7 p.m., and also the morning of the race starting at 9am. An awards and after-party will be held at TBA immediately following the race. Participants registered for the virtual event can still pick up their packet locally, or pay an additional fee to have their shirt shipped directly to them.

Proceeds of the race will benefit Island Montessori School – the only free and public Montessori education offered in New Hanover County.

Cost of Registration: 

5k - $30 until April 16th

April 17-May 14th - $35

Race Day - $40


1mile - $20 until April 16th

April 17-Race Day - $25

 Shirt size guaranteed if registered before April 16th 


KIDS' DASH - $5 - No shirt



5K Awards:

Overall M/F 1st-3rd place

Age groups M/F 1st-3rd place 9&U, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60&Over

1mile Awards:

Overall M/F 1st-3rd place

Age groups M/F 1st-3rd place 5&U, 6-9, 10-13



Finisher's ribbon

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What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is an event where you sign up and participate on a course of your choosing (or a treadmill). Without physical races going on right now, this is a great opportunity to work towards your running goals, stay healthy and support a great cause, while following social distancing guidelines!

The event will feature a leaderboard so you can still see how you stack up against your fellow competitors!

Do I have to run at a certain time?
You can run anytime during the weekend of June 6-7.

When do I need to submit results by?
You should submit results sometime on June 6-7.

When will I get my swag?
Swag will be shipped directly to your door!

How do I get my finisher certificate?
Great job on finishing the race! Once you've run and submitted your results, there will be a button on your results page that says "Certificate".

How to Submit Your Results

After completing your virtual run or walk, don't forget to submit your time so we can include you in the official race results online and you can access your finisher's certificate!

Results must be submitted on the weekend of June 6-7.

There are 2 easy ways to submit your time:

Option 1: Submit via Website
Go to the Race Results page, then click the Submit Virtual Results button.

Option 2: Submit via E-Mail
You will receive an e-mail on race weekend with instructions on how to submit via e-mail.

Don't forget to print out your finisher's certificate (from the Results Page) after you submit your time!


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