Jun 1

Ready, Set, Go Slow (If You Want To)

There is still time to register! While online registration has closed, you can still register in person at our packet pick up locations and on race morning!

Georgia Aquarium’s annual Turtle Trot 5k is back for its second year! Whether your motivation is to get in shape or make an impact on aquatic animal conservation, join us on June 1 as we run, jog and walk for our one world ocean.

The Turtle Trot will take place in downtown Atlanta and is perfect for beginners and seasoned runners alike. Registration includes a collectible t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, runner’s hospitality and a sponsor fair at the end of the race. Runners receive the additional benefit of $10* off a General Admission ticket to Georgia Aquarium throughout the month of June!

The event will begin and end at Pemberton Place, giving participants easy access to Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and more. Children may participate in the 5k run, so long as they complete the course at the minimum pace of 20 minutes per mile.

The 5k’s top male and female finishers from each age group will receive one general admission ticket to Georgia Aquarium. The top male and female finishers in the Masters age group (40+) will win an up-close animal encounter for two (valued up to $130). The top overall male and female finishers will win an up-close animal encounter for two (valued up to $130) and a Big Peach Running Co. gift card!

All proceeds from the Turtle Trot go towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation programs that directly benefit aquatic species, including sea turtles.


Race Day Schedule:

  • 6:30am: Late Registration and Packet Pickup opens
  • 8:00am: 5k Race Start on Baker Street
  • 9:00am: Awards Ceremony in Pemberton Place
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Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will take place on Thursday, May 30 from 4-8 pm at Big Peach Running Co. Midtown, as well as on Friday, May 31 from 11am-2pm in the Georgia Aquarium parking garage in front of Oceans Ballroom entrance (parking will be validated). Both locations have ample free parking, so we strongly encourage runners to attend one of the above options! More information about Packet Pickup, Race Registration and the Race Map can be found here.

Present your Georgia Aquarium Turtle Trot race bib for $10* off General Admission any day in June!

*Discount applies to regular full-priced walk-up admission only. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer including Early Bird and Imagination Nights. Cannot be redeemed online or via the Call Center. One discount per race bib. One time use only. Valid June 1 – 30, 2019.

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Presented by Northside Hospital

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the cancellation policy?
  • Are strollers allowed on the course?
  • What are the age groups?
  • Who receives an award?
  • Is this race a Peachtree Qualifier?
  • Can spectators attend the post-race celebration?
  • What is allowed at the post-race celebration?
  • Is there a bag check?
  • I’m taking MARTA to the race. What is the closest station?
  • Is parking included with my ticket?
  • Can children participate?
  • Will there be day-of-race registration?
  • What is included with my registration?
  • Do I have to attend packet pickup?
  • Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
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