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Stone Harbor's Turtle Trot 5K will take place Memorial Day weekend

Race helps save diamondback terrapins

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Running is one way to enjoy the outdoors.

Memorial Day weekend, there will be a family-friendly race in Stone Harbor, N.J.

The 19th annual Turtle Trot 5K and two-mile fun walk will take place on Sunday, May 27. The course winds through the shore town's residential neighborhoods.


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Stone Harbor's diamondback terrapins, which often cross the town's roads in search of an area to nest, inspired the race's name. 

A portion of proceeds will go to the Terrapin Conservation Program at The Wetlands Institute.

Registration for the 5K is $30. Prizes will be given to the top three men and women finishers in each age category.

The two-mile walk is untimed. Registration is $20.

All runners and walkers will receive a Turtle Trot T-shirt, while supplies last.


Turtle Trot 5K

Sunday, May 27
8 a.m. start time | $20-$30 per person
212 96th St., Stone Harbor, N.J. 08247