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The PALMETTO DUNES THANKSGIVING TURTLE TROT 5K is a 5 kilometer run/walk taking place in beautiful Palmetto Dunes Resort - Hilton Head Island, SC. We hope to provide you a memorable run / walk experience that starts you on a wonderful Hilton Head Happy kinda day. We utilize 2 unique courses: at low tide we run the Beach Course - and - at high tide we run the Road Course.
Registration is online only - cut-off for registration is race day at 7:30a - FAST Registration on your Phone! We have streamlined registration via your mobile phone - click Sign Up (above) or visit PDPOA.RUN - register, and your bib will be waiting for you at packet pickup. Its simple and fast!
Participants pick up their packets at the race site - Dunes House (Palmetto Dunes) (MAP) on race morning 7a - 7-45a.
Please bring your confirmation email (hardcopy or smartphone) to Pick Up.
- Yes, you may pick up for more than one person - actually, this is recommended and appreciated.
- Yes, you may purchase additional race T-shirts at packet-pickup.
7 - 7:45a | Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration @ the Dunes House (Palmetto Dunes).
FAST Registration on your Phone!
We have streamlined registration via your mobile phone - click Sign Up (above) or visit PDPOA.RUN - register, and your bib will be waiting for you at packet pickup. Its simple and fast - and you don't have to wait in line to register!
8a | Race Start
Results will be emailed to you directly shortly after the completion of the race.
PALMETTO DUNES CARES - a charitable giving initiative targeting the areas of health, environment, arts and culture, community development, and education within the greater Hilton Head area.
Kids 12 - under run for FREE -and- t-shirts are available for purchase on race morning for $10.
Every paid registered participant receives a custom race T-shirt (a really cool one too!) and a custom race bib. Kids 12 - under receive a race bib (but no t-shirt) - you may purchase extra race t-shirts during registration for $10.
We encourage everyone to ride your bike or walk to the race site - due to the limited vehicle parking at the Dunes House. There are lots of bike racks available - and, its a great warm up for the run.
Bike parking, handicap parking, and runner drop-off only at the Dunes House lot.
** Vehicle parking will be available at the Marriott, Centre Court, and Robert Trent Jones lots.
Safety for our participants, volunteers, and staff is our number #1 concern. Any decision we make regarding the production or cancellation of the event will be made with their interest first and foremost. If mother nature does not cooperate on race morning - we will delay the event until the conditions are safe - this delay will continue for a reasonable amount of time until we deem it necessary to cancel the event. If time permits and if the weather is poses a threat that is certain to make us cancel the event in the hours prior the start, we will notify participants of the race cancellation via email as soon as that decision is made.
There are no refunds for the event and all proceeds benefit the Palmetto Dunes Cares Fund, a charitable giving initiative targeting the areas of health, environment, arts and culture, community development, and education within the greater Hilton Head area. In case of cancellation, race t-shirts may be picked up at the race site on race morning - or, at the Palmetto Dunes POA Office (MAP) on race day between 10am and 4pm. We do not mail race shirts.
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