The Jekyll Island Turtle Crawl Triathlon, 10K, 5K and NestFest returns to the island May 11-13, 2018. One of Jekyll Island's greatest traditions, this race kicks off the annual sea turtle nesting season in Georgia's Golden Isles. The Turtle Crawl is known as one of the most scenic triathlons on the East Coast, starting and finishing at Great Dunes Park.
After the race, spectators and participants of all ages are invited to participate in educational NestFest activities and join the Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff on the beach for the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.
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The Westin Jekyll Island
Relax and renew in your serene guest room, which features Westin's famous Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. We invite you to celebrate the beauty of the Georgia coast here at our hotel, right on the beach. Our hotel features thoughtfully designed guestrooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center, and numerous dining outlets including a rooftop bar overlooking the ocean. You can also enjoy premium shopping at Jekyll Island Beach Village, located right next door to the hotel.