30th Annual Pawleys Island Turtle Strut 5K/8K/1 Mile

Sat November 4, 2023 Pawleys Island, SC 29585 US Directions


Town Hall of Pawleys Island
323 Myrtle Avenue
Pawleys Island, SC US 29585


in memory of Chief Guy Osborne and Presented by Pawleys Island Realty
Pawleys Island, SC
Saturday, November 4, 2023



Join us on Saturday, November 4th for the 30th Annual Turtle Strut 5K/8K/1 Mile Run/Walk. This race is held in memory of Chief Guy Osborne, former Pawleys Island Police Chief who passed away in 2015. Participants will start at the Pawleys Island Nature Park and head south on Myrtle Avenue along the Pawleys Island Creek. 1 Mile participants will continue along the course for half a mile and then turn back toward the finish line. 5K participants will turn around in the Bird’s Nest area of the island while 8K runners will continue down Springs Avenue and enjoy a stunning ocean view. The 8K will turn around at the far south end beach access and head back to the Nature Park toward the finish line. This early morning race will take place on an extremely flat course, with amazing natural beauty.

Pawleys Island is a barrier island less than 4 miles long and mostly 1 house wide, separated from the mainland by a beautiful salt marsh and accessible by two short causeways. It is located 70 miles north of Charleston and 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach and is known as one of the oldest summer resorts on the East Coast. Our race dates are chosen based on the tide charts for the season.

Sponsorship Opportunities: If interested, please email coachdawnwhite@gmail.com for more information.

Race Location and Parking:

  • Pawleys Island Town Hall-323 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, SC
  • Please park in designated areas only
  • Make sure your car is off the road completely

Packet Pickup:

  • Friday, November 3 from 4:00-6:00pm at Old Town Hall building (321 Myrtle Ave., Pawleys Island, SC 29585)
  • Saturday, November 4 from 6:45-7:45am at Old Town Hall building (321 Myrtle Ave, Pawleys Island, SC 29585)

Race Swag:

  • Race Participant Shirt
  • Custom designed race bib 
  • Made in the USA Custom Designed Finisher Medal (5K/8K only)
  • 1 Mile receives a finisher gift

Race Info:

  • Portos located near the start line
  • No water stop on the 5K or 1 Mile course
  • Water stop at turnaround of 8K course
  • Both race distances are part of the Grand Prix series for Grand Strand Running Club
  • Online registration closes Saturday, November 4 at 6:45am
  • Virtual participants will receive race swag within 2 weeks post race. Registration cost includes shipping

5K/8K Awards:

  • Overall Male and Female 1,2,3 place
  • Overall Masters Male and Female-1 place
  • Overall Grand Masters Male and Female-1 place
  • Age Groups Male and Female 1 place-10 year increments (1-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and up)

Post Race:

  • Participant Medal
  • Water and snacks 
  • Overall Awards 
  • 5K Overall/Age Group Awards will begin approximately 9:00am
  • 8K Overall/Age Group Awards will begin approximately 9:20am

Social Media:

Town of Pawleys Island: https://www.townofpawleysisland.com 




Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Presenting Sponsor

Loggerhead Sponsor

Surf Sponsor

1 Mile Fun Run

Turnaround point at Sea View Inn


Finisher Medal

Participant Shirt


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