June 11, 2021  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Virginia Aquarium (Virtual)

Cost: $35 and registration is required

Contact: Virginia Aquarium

Phone: (757) 385-5104

It's time for our 2nd annual Virginia Aquarium Turtle Trot Virtual 5K run/walk!

Once again we are combining two celebrations with a single event - our Virtual Turtle Trot! 

What are we celebrating? 

On June 14, the Virginia Aquarium will celebrate 35 years of being on mission to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research, and sustainable practices. On June 16, World Sea Turtle Day, we are recognizing the important work being done to protect the world's threatened sea turtle populations.   We hope you will join the celebration, join the fun, and join the mission. 

Register NOW!

What is a virtual 5K?

  1. Sign up at the link above.
  2. After signing up, participants are on the honor system to walk, run, or perform a combination of each for 5 kilometers, beginning June 11 through June 13. 
  3. Complete your 5K in your neighborhood, on your home treadmill, or your favorite park!  
    Click HERE for a suggested route.
  4. Document your time, steps, or kilometers on the registration website.

Registration and logs must be completed by June 13. 

Share a photo or video of your run on social media using #VAQTurtleTrot and tag @VAAquarium

Proceeds will go to support the future of our ocean and help us offer educational opportunities, provide exceptional care to our animals, operate our Stranding Response Program, and much more. 


  • Participants 21 and over will receive one voucher good for one 16oz pint from Smartmouth Brewing Co. Must be 21 or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.
  • Participants under 21 will receive a $5 OFF voucher to Smartmouth Brewing that can be used towards non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All Participants (Aquarium employees excluded) will be entered into a drawing to recieve 4 one-day passes to a Behind-the-Scenes Sharks and Turtles experience. Winner will be announced on June 15, 2021. (Please see a complete description of contest rules and policies HERE.)

*Please note:  Limited to one voucher per paid participant. Vouchers to be redeemed at Smartmouth Brewing's Virginia Beach location between June 11-June 18, 2021. Restrictions may apply, subject to change.

We want to say a special thank you to all our sponsors!

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