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Saturday, May 16th 2015

It’s time again for one of Jekyll Island’s great traditions, the Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest, which help launch the annual sea turtle nesting season in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The spring event on this beautiful barrier island celebrates athleticism and ecology and is the perfect place for a fun, family “racecation”!

Known as one of the most-scenic triathlons on the East Coast, the Turtle Crawl Triathlon on Jekyll Island is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Jekyll Island’s magnificent Great Dunes Park is the start-finish area for the three Turtle Crawl races that together accommodate every skill level, from elite, world-class athletes to novices: an International Distance Triathlon, a Sprint Distance Triathlon, and a traditional 5K Run.

These heart-healthy races along Jekyll Island’s picturesque shoreline and forests do more than get your blood pumping; they also aid endangered sea turtle research and rehabilitation, benefiting the island’s renowned Georgia Sea Turtle Center through the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in the educational NestFest activities that will take place near the Turtle Crawl finish line and then to join Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff on the beach for the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.

First have a run, then discover some natural fun!

Register Here:


Weekend Schedule:

Friday May 15, 2015

  • Runners Expo
    • 10:00am to 6:00pm
      • Jekyll Island Convention Center
      • Free & Open to the Public
        • Vendors
        • Packet Pick-up
        • Raffle to win 4 VIP Amenities Passes to Jekyll Island
  • Pasta Party
    • 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    • Jekyll Island Convention Center
    • Ticket required in advance from

Saturday May 16, 2015

  • RACE DAY at Great Dunes Park!
    • 5:00am
      • Body marking and Race Chip pick-up opens
        • Front of Jekyll Island Convention Center
      • Packet Pick-up opens
        • Inside Jekyll Island Convention Center
    • 5:30am
      • Transition Area Open
    • 6:15am
      • International Athletes to the beach
    • 6:45am
      • International Athletes pre-race announcements
    • 7:00am
      • International Athletes race starts – swim
      • Sprint Athletes to the beach
    • 7:15am
      • Sprint Athletes pre-race announcements
    • 7:30am
      • Close packet pick-up and 5K registration
      • Sprint Athletes race starts – swim
    • 8:00am
      • 5K Athletes pre-race announcements
    • 8:15am
      • 5K race starts
    • 8:20am
      • Mascot Dash
    • 10:00am
      • 5K Awards
      • Family Shuttle Service to Georgia Sea Turtle Center & Historic District.  
        • Starts from the front of the Jekyll Island Convention Center
        • Park on the beachside and still enjoy the Georgia Sea Turtle Center & Historic District on the marsh side of Jekyll Island
        • Shuttle runs approximately every 20min until 1pm
    • 11:00am
      • International Awards
    • 11:30am
      • Sprint Awards
    • 1:00pm
      • Family Shuttle Service to Historic District ends
        • Last drop off at Convention Center

Nest Fest

  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • On the Village Green in the new Beach Village
    • Live music
      • Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the evening
    • Family Fun activities with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
    • Photos with Scute the Georgia Sea Turtle Mascot
    • 5:30 Turtle release on the beach











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