The Turtle Trot 5Ks are Starting Very Soon!
The Turtle Trot 5Ks are starting very soon! These 3.1 mile run/walk events are fun for the whole family, a good way to stay in shape, and a neat way to help raise money for a great cause.
The Turtle Trot covers both beach and road sections and there are prizes for the top female and male adult and youth finishers of each race. Registration is always from 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM the day of the race, with the race beginning at 9:30 AM sharp.
Pre-registration: Adults $35, Children under 12 $25
Day of Race: Adults $45, Children under 12 $35
T-shirts are included with the registration fee. You can pre-register or get information on volunteering by emailing Lindegaard@bhic.org. Those of you who do not live on the island would need to take the 8 AM ferry to ensure on-time arrival. All ferry tickets come with two free tram rides to get you where you need to go on the island.
This year’s race dates are as follows: 4/4, 5/24, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 9/6, 10/10, 11/28, and 12/30. All races can be cancelled due to inclement weather. Visit bhic.org/turtle-trots for more information.
The money raised benefit the Sea Turtle Protection Program by funding monitoring and tagging equipment, barrier island conservation, education, and preservation. Check out a video of one of the rescue turtles below!
Here is a map of the race route: