Indialantic, FL – The annual Turtle Krawl 5K event returns to the streets of Indialantic, Florida, on Sept. 11, 2021, with both live and virtual options to participate.
Registration opened April 1 for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s family friendly fundraiser, which also will be the second event in the 2021 Space Coast Runner of the Year series.
“We have been overwhelmed by the community’s support of STPS and our local sea turtle conservation programs over the past year, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again at this year’s Turtle Krawl for some family friendly fun,” said Susan Skinner, STPS board of directors chair. “The funds raised through the Turtle Krawl make it possible for STPS to fulfill its mission to help sea turtles survive.”
All race proceeds benefit the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s mission to protect sea turtles and their habitats. In past years, funds raised have supported the Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center as well as STPS programs and activities, including rescue and transport of injured sea turtles, nesting surveys, night walks and other educational outreach programs as well as satellite transmitters for the UCF marine turtle research program.
The 2020 Turtle Krawl all-virtual race drew 1,007 participants from around the world, and the event raised more than
$27,000 for sea turtle conservation efforts.
Registration for the 2021 Turtle Krawl includes a race shirt with artwork by Nemo, and participants may choose to add a special 2021 finisher medal to their registration. The 2021 live event will begin and end at Nance Park in Indialantic, FL.
The Turtle Krawl adoptions and donations program provides an opportunity to support local sea turtle conservation for those who do not wish to register for the race.
Sponsorship opportunities also are available for those wishing to show their support of STPS and sea turtle conservation.
To register, sponsor, or donate to this year’s Turtle Krawl event, please go to the Turtle Krawl website: turtlekrawl.com
For 35 years, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society has worked to protect sea turtles and their habitat in Brevard County.
Through both public education and conservation programs, the all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization strives to fulfill its mission statement, which is helping sea turtles survive. To learn more about the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, visit the organization’s website at seaturtlespacecoast.org.