Folks on Tybee will be kicking off Georgia's Sea Turtle nesting season this weekend by participating in the 9th annual Turtle Trot 5k Beach Run.
This annual event is a fund-raiser for the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project.
Online registration is now closed, but you can register the day of the event beginning at 6:30 a.m. The race will step off Saturday at 7:30 a.m. from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, located next to the Tybee Pier.
The cost to enter is $20 for Science Center members and $25 for non-members.
After the race, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will release a loggerhead sea turtle patient back to the ocean from Tybee.