Annual Fundraiser for The Crest
Welcome to Turtle Trot 2023
July 1: In-person race
July 2-16: Race-on-your-own option
Registration is $25.00 per entry (includes t-shirt), with unlimited entries per person.
This event is a hybrid style race, with two options to participate:
- July 1: In-person race – Register for Kick-off Race
- July 2 – 16, 8am-8pm: Race-on-your-own option (registration opening soon!)
Turtle Fest at the CREST
The in-person Turtle Fest at the CREST will be held on July 23 to celebrate our winners, enjoy food, beverages, and entertainment, and showcase the stars of the show: the Willow-Witt turtles! This is a family-friendly event.
How To Race
July 1: Kick-off Race
An in-person race, where you can experience the rush of adrenaline and thrill of competition as you run alongside your fellow participants! This will be timed with support from Southern Oregon Runners. Runners will be released in waves of 25.
- First wave front of the pack (8:00 am) 20 runners
- Second wave front of the pack (8:15 am) 20 runners
- First wave middle of the pack (8:45 am) 20 runners
- Second wave middle of the pack (9:00 am) 20 runners
- Slow and steady (9:00 am) 20 runners/sloggers
Snacks and refreshments will be served at the start/finish. A water station will be available around the 1.5 mile mark.
July 2–16: Hybrid Race
The race-on-your-own option allows you to complete the race at your own pace and convenience. You can run the track as often as you like during this period!
- Register before you run
- Race any time between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
- Sign in at the start/finish log book (located at a table near start/finish).
- Track your time using Strava (make sure to download the app ahead of time)
- Send us your time with the Strava link included (if there is no link, you may not be eligible for prizes). Your registration confirmation email will include a link to record your race results on our website. Enter the date, your time. Individuals whose times cannot be confirmed with Strava will not be eligible for prizes.
- Come to our Kick-off event July 1st
Registration opening soon!
- Fastest male 16-35
- Fastest male 36- 201
- Fastest female 16-35
- Fastest female 36- 201
- Slowest male (That’s right, even the slowest runner is a winner in this race!)
- Slowest female
- Most Times Trotted (the Turtle Trot Award)
- Free food and drink at the Turtle Fest at the CREST on July 23rd
- Free entry in next year’s Turtle Trot
- Naming rights for a numbered turtle in The Crest/SOU study population
The Most Times Trotted Winner will also be awarded the honor of having their name added to the Turtle Trot Award that resides at the ranch and winner names will be added each year. Be the first! Run often!
Winners of each category to be announced at the Turtle Fest at the CREST on July 23rd.
Turtle Fest at the CREST
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Family/Children Blue Grass Band
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Blue Grass Music
Bring your own picnic. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. We will be raffling off some fun prizes as well. Please leave dogs at home; no outside dogs are permitted at the ranch.
Support the Cause
The Crest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Conservation, Restoration, Education, Stewardship, and Trust. Throughout the year, The Crest provides education programs and has restoration projects; this wouldn’t be able to happen without your generous support.