Mote Marine Aquarium will host the 27th Annual Run for the Turtles Saturday, April 6, on Siesta Key Beach to support the conservation and research efforts for the Sea Turtle Program at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Interested adults can register for $30 and children can register for $15 starting at 6:30 a.m. on Siesta Key Gazebo south of the pavilion.
The one mile fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K Manasota Track Club-sanctioned run begins at 8 a.m. There will be ribbons for all finishing participants in the one mile walk/run and prizes to the overall male and female winners. The 5K runners in each age category will receive medals for first through third place and ribbons for fourth through sixth place. In addition prizes will go to masters, grand masters, and veterans in the female and male categories.