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(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – To celebrate the Virginia Aquarium's 34th anniversary on June 14, and World Sea Turtle Day on June 16, the Virginia Aquarium will host its first-ever virtual 5K: the Virginia Aquarium Turtle Trot presented by New Realm Brewing Company. Proceeds from the event will support the Virginia Aquarium's mission-based programming, including educational offerings, animal care, and the Stranding Response Program.

The first 100 participants will receive a medal and participants 21 years or older will receive one free New Realm Brewing beverage ticket, to be redeemed at New Realm Brewing through July 16, 2020 for dine-in only. Participants under 21 years old will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase at New Realm Brewing.

Registration is $34 per participant, and runners are encouraged to complete the 5K any time from June 14-16, documenting their miles using #VAQTurtleTrot and @VAAquarium on social platforms. Registration is available here.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. The Aquarium is also a member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Virginia Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices. It is located at 717 General Booth Boulevard, just south of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach.