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Shelly welcomes back runners from the one mile fun run during the Run for the Turtles on Saturday morning.

Runners storm Siesta in Run for the Turtles

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Shelly welcomes back runners from the one mile fun run during the Run for the Turtles on Saturday morning.

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Members of the Girls on the Run team received personalized medals.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Members of the Girls on the Run team received personalized medals.

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Overall winner Ben Olson with Shelly the turtle after crossing the finish line.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Overall winner Ben Olson with Shelly the turtle after crossing the finish line.

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Overall winner 15-year-old Ben Olson just before completing the race.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Overall winner 15-year-old Ben Olson just before completing the race.

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Overall female winner Heath Butcher crosses the finish line.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Overall female winner Heath Butcher crosses the finish line.

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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium volunteers Doris Anne Lucia, Sue Stolberg, Diane McKissick, Lillian and Dennis Riley were there to educate guests on sea turtle conservation.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium volunteers Doris Anne Lucia, Sue Stolberg, Diane McKissick, Lillian and Dennis Riley were there to educate guests on sea turtle conservation.

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Runners start the course for the 5K Run for the Turtles on Siesta Beach.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Runners start the course for the 5K Run for the Turtles on Siesta Beach.

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Volunteer Lillian Riley holds up a flag that is used to mark sea turtle nests.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Volunteer Lillian Riley holds up a flag that is used to mark sea turtle nests.

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Shelly the turtle leads runners in a warm up before the race.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Shelly the turtle leads runners in a warm up before the race.

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Runners take their places before the start of the race.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Runners take their places before the start of the race.

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Dori Law shows off her turtle friend on her hat.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Dori Law shows off her turtle friend on her hat.

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Reece Lanum brought his turtle to the race.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Reece Lanum brought his turtle to the race.

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Nancy and Katie Morris before the race.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Nancy and Katie Morris before the race.

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Members of the Girls on the Run group Elizabeth and Emily Ireland with Claire Taylor, Kaya McCue and Brooke Taylor.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Members of the Girls on the Run group Elizabeth and Emily Ireland with Claire Taylor, Kaya McCue and Brooke Taylor.

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Shelly the turtle poses with Ella Kovach.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Shelly the turtle poses with Ella Kovach.

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Amy Brumagin, Jarivette and Jamaris Ayala with Josefa Lozano before the race.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Amy Brumagin, Jarivette and Jamaris Ayala with Josefa Lozano before the race.

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Krystal Lyons has fun with Shelly the turtle.

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

Krystal Lyons has fun with Shelly the turtle.

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Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015 |

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