The Turtle Trot runs are September 4th and you can still sign up on the morning of the race and be guaranteed a t-shirt.
The artistic t-shirts for this event are quickly becoming treasured souveniers and this year you are guaranteed a t-shirt, even if you have waited until race day to sign up.
Sandra Baker-Hinton, a local artist and turtle patrol volunteer, designed this year’s shirts in watercolor to depict the turtles in their Sargassum seaweed hideaway.
This annual Labor Day event is presented by the Amelia Island Runners Club. Proceeds from the Turtle Trot will benefit Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, sea turtle patrols inside Fort Clinch State Park and the club’s youth running programs.
The Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Inc. is focused on the conservation of Amelia Island’s nesting sea turtle population. The original group was spawned from Greenpeace and the Florida Department of Natural Resources until 1988 when the group became incorporated.
Concerned about the decline in nesting sea turtles their primary function is to survey Amelia Island’s beaches during May through October, the months the sea turtles nest and hatch.
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