Turtle Trot 5K FAQs

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes, as long as they have proof of purchase.

Do I have to pick up my packet on May 31st?

No, runners have the option of picking up their packet (which includes bib number and safety pins, drawstring bag and a t-shirt) from 4-8pm at Big Peach Running on Thursday, May 31st or at Pemberton Place the morning of the race starting at 7am. Please note that those who choose to pick up their packets the morning of the race will need to stop by the registration desk twice—once before the race to receive their bib number and a second time after to receive their drawstring bag and t-shirt.

What is included with my registration?

Registration includes a race bib, drawstring bag, t-shirt, and access to our post-race celebration.

Will there be day-of-race registration?

Yes, runners can register day-of at the registration table for $35. Day-of registrants are not guaranteed their preferred shirt size.

Will the race be held if it’s raining?

Yes, the race will be held if it is raining. If it is storming, the race will be delayed for up to 20 minutes. Should the storm not pass in this time period, the race will be cancelled. Please note there will be no rain date and no reimbursements.

Can children participate?

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.

Is parking included with my ticket?

No, parking is not included. Parking will be available in the official Georgia Aquarium parking deck for $5 with proof of participation in the race (valid proof is limited to a race bib). Please keep in mind that there may be heavy traffic the morning of the race due to road closures and consider taking public transportation.

Is there a bag check?

No bag check will be available, but Pemberton Place is conveniently located just a few minutes from Georgia Aquarium’s parking garage.

What is the closest MARTA station?

Take the red or gold lines to the Civic Center or Peachtree Center stops; both stops are less than a 15-minute walk from Pemberton Place.

What is allowed at the post-race celebration?

Please, no pets, alcohol or glass bottles. Strollers are allowed at the post-race celebration as well as on the race course.

Can spectators attend the post-race celebration?

Yes, the post-race celebration is open to all runners’ friends, families and support systems!

Is this race a Peachtree Qualifier?


Who receives an award?

Every participant will receive a finisher medal upon completion of the race. The top male and female finisher from each age group will receive one free ticket to Georgia Aquarium (valued up to $39.95). 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 each win an up-close animal encounter for two (value up to $130) and a $50 Big Peach Running gift certificate!

What are the age groups?

Age groups are broken down as follows: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.