Untamed Lowcountry

Turtle Crawl race set for July 19

The 6th annual Turtle Craw road race, which raises funds and awareness for the Fripp Island Turtle Patrol, is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Both the 1-mile run/walk and 5K race start at 8:30 a.m. at the Fripp Island Beach Club. The entry free for both races is $25, which includes a T-shirt, a ticket for a prize drawing and food. Families can enter five runners for $100.

Registration will be from 5 yo 7 p.m. Thursday at the Beach Club. Race-day registration will start at 7 a.m.

T-shirts are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also, "Adopt Skully" dolls will be available for sale. The stuffed turtles are being sold to raise money for sea turtle rescue and are named for a stranded loggerhead rescued from a sandbar by the team in late June. The turtle was taken to the S.C. Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston for care.

Information: Contact Rachel Eyler at reyler0555@gmail.com or 432-553-7585; sponsorships also available.

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