Friends of Lovers Key State Park

Together, we protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park

13th Annual Turtle Trot

May 12, 2018 – 8:00 AM

Registration is now open!

Each year participants run and walk the 5k trail course through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem on a hard-packed shell path before finishing on the beach sand of the Gulf of Mexico. The course ends at the pavilion overlooking the beach where refreshments are served and awards are presented.

Entry Fees:
Youth early registration (through 5/11/17) $25.00
Adults Early registration (through 5/11/17) $35.00
All entries race day $40.00
Non-refundable and Non-transferable.
Make checks payable to: Fort Myers Track Club
More detailed information on Age Groups and Awards is available here.
You can register online here
Or you can download and print a mail-in registration here.
Mail-in registration address (Postmark deadline: May 2nd):
Fort Myers Track Club
PO Box 60131
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Registrants' race packet pickup will be on Friday, May 11th, 12:00 PM–6:00 PM at
Run Florida, 13101 McGregor Blvd.,Fort Myers, FL 33919.
Call 239-225-0234 if you have questions.
Registration on the day of the race will begin at 7:00 AM.
Heat warning:
Temperatures/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluids (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.

This event will be timed with the ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology. Your timing chip is attached to your race number. Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle it or your race number. Do not cover your race number (Bib Tag) with a jacket. Simply pin all four corners to your running shirt. This event will have a Chip Start and Finish.
First overall winners, Ruben Guzman and Tamara Kasper

First 2016 Overall winners, Arye Beck and Joanna Citarella, smile for the camera.


Proceeds from the race benefit the Friends of Lovers Key, Inc. so that we can continue our mission to help protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park


Each May hundreds of runners and walkers come out to enjoy the annual party that is Turtle Trot! Join us in May 2018 for the 13th Annual.

Thanks to our Sponsors for the 12th Annual Turtle Trot!