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Sat September 29, 2018 Isle Of Palms, SC US 29451 Directions
1 14th Ave
Isle Of Palms, SC US 29451

Run for the turtles! The South Carolina Aquarium Turtle Trek, a 5K sunset beach run and kids’ fun run, will take place Saturday, September 29 on Isle of Palms.

Proceeds from the Turtle Trek support the Sea Turtle Care Center™ and the Aquarium’s conservation initiatives. To date, we have rehabilitated and released more than 250 sea turtles back into their natural habitats.

Race Day Schedule

Isle of Palms County Park, 1 14th Ave., Isle of Palms, SC
3:30-5 p.m.         Packet pickup
4-5 p.m.               Beach sweep and warm-up
5 p.m.                   Kids’ fun run
5:30 p.m.             5K beach run

The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC
6-9 p.m.               After-party and awards presentation

Advanced packet pickup will be held on Friday, September 28th from 10am-2pm at Half Moon Outfitters at the Mount Pleasant store (425 Coleman Blvd.) AND West Ashley store (94 Folly Rd Blvd.). The first 200 5K runners to pick up their packets at each Half Moon Outfitters location will receive a Turtle Trek reusable water bottle. 

Registration includes race entry, technical T-shirt and after-party access. The after-party will be held at the Windjammer and includes awards, food for all runners, music and a raffle with excellent prizes.

Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Overall (M/F) and Top 3 in Age Categories (M/F): 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Ribbons will be presented to all kids’ fun run participants.

Turtle Trek registration is non-refundable, and the event will be held rain or shine.
T-shirts are only guaranteed to participants that register on or before August 31.

Parking is in the Isle of Palms County Park lot, $8 per car or free for gold pass members.

Questions or comments? Please contact Stephanie Gabosch at (843) 579-8540 or

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Course Map
Packet Pick Up

Friday, September 28

Advance packet pickup is to be announced.

Saturday, September 29

3:30pm - 5:00pm             Onsite Packet Pick Up at Isle of Palms County Park (1 14th Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC 29451)