Georgia Aquarium 5K: Turtle Trot

Run, jog or walk for animals in this summer’s most exciting inaugural race, the Georgia Aquarium 5k: Turtle Trot! Come for the fast and flat course and stay for the post-race hospitality and high-energy DJ.

The Turtle Trot will take place in the heart of downtown Atlanta and is perfect for beginners and seasoned runners alike. Registration includes a sweat-wicking, soft to the touch t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, runner’s hospitality and a sponsor fair at the end of the race. The top male and female finishers from each age group will win one 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. The top overall male and female finishers will each win an up-close animal encounter for two and a Big Peach Running gift certificate! 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/mile. There is also a free Tot Trot 50-meter dash for children 4 and under who may not be ready for a full 5k run.

All proceeds from the Turtle Trot go to Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation programs that directly benefit aquatic species, including turtles. Be sure to register before May 23rd to guarantee your t-shirt size. Sign up today!

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Pemberton Place
- Green space between Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola

Now - May 20: $25
May 21 – May 31: $30
June 2 Race Day: $35
Online registration closes on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:59pm. Late registration will be available at Packet Pickup on Thursday, May 31 and Race Day beginning at 7:00am.

Race Day Schedule:
7:00am - Late Registration and Packet Pickup Opens near Aquarium entrance on Baker Street
8:00am - 5k Race Start on Baker Street
8:50am - Children's Tot Trot Start in Pemberton Place (Intended for children 4 and under. No shirt, no bib, $0)
9:00am - Awards Ceremony in Pemberton Place

Packet Pickup will take place on Thursday, May 31st from 4-8pm at Big Peach Running Co. Midtown. For more information about Packet Pickup, Race Map and Registration available at

For frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ page.

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Aquarium Admission Discount Offer For Turtle Trot Racers

Present your Georgia Aquarium Turtle Trot race bib for $10* off General Admission on race day, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Can’t stay after the race? Redeem your bib for your discount any day in the month of 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 2 – 30, 2018.



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