Turtle Trek V – 5k Trail Run & 1 Mile Nature Walk

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5k Race & Walk

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Location: Marshy Point Nature Center in Middle River, MD
Time: 9:00 AM

Turtle Trek 5 was started in 2011 to support the creation and development of a new trail at Marshy Point Nature Center in memory of mother, Katie, and son, Wil, who tragically lost their lives in a car accident in 2008.  In 2013, the trail was constructed and 300+ acres that was once inaccessible has become a major part of the Nature Center.  Once deemed “The Bridge to Nowhere” has now become “The Bridge to Anywhere” and is where you can find Katie & Wil’s Trail.

Last year, Marshy Point Nature Center Council and Katie & Wil’s Foundation joined together to make this event an incredible opportunity to spend time with family & friends. All of the proceeds will go to Marshy Point Nature Center for needs throughout the Center; as well as the maintenance of Katie & Wil’s Trail.

The course this year for our “Turtle Pace” participants (1 mile) will again take place on Katie and Wil’s Trail and the challenging Trail Run (5k) will continue with the off-road route. This is the complete 5k course and will make you think about more than just running! It takes place on the natural, remote trails throughout the Nature Center with very minimal paving. Watch out for the tree roots and foot placement; and, you never know when you might come across a fallen tree branch along the way. We do clear all the trails of branches, etc.; but, hey – it’s nature, it keeps you on your toes!

Awards for best times (managed by Elite Race Management) of the 5k run will be given for various age groups. There will also be plenty of door prizes, free goodies and lots of fun other things too.

And don’t forget: The Team Challenge is back again, but you must register your team by Nov by 10/31/15.  And of course, don’t miss out on Early Bird Registration!

For more information, Please visit: www.marshypoint.org or www.katieandwil.org!


Overall Results

Age Group Results




Printable Registration Form

Online registration is available until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 11th. After that point, please register in person at the pre-race packet pickup on Friday, or on race day beginning at 8 AM.

Entry Fees:

5k & 1 Mile Walk
$25 until 9/30/15
$30 until 11/13/15
$35 Race Day

Rabbit Racers aka “Snooze Registration” – Can’t make it to the event?  Please support us by registering this way!    If desired, you’ll even get the race shirt to show your support!  (All fees, deadline dates, etc. are the same)


Please inquire to kelly@katieandwil.org for Team Registration of up to 10 people for $200 until 10/31/15!

The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Course Information:

5k Course
The 5k will take place on the scenic trails of Marshy Point Nature Center. Participants should be prepared to run on natural surfaces with rocks, roots, and other normal trail features. This is NOT a road race!

A course map will be posted shortly!



Top overall male and female, as well as the top male and female finishers in each age group as follows:

16 & under, 17-35, 36-49, and 50+


Race shirts are guaranteed to participants who register no later than October 30, 2015. Shirt sizes and availability NOT guaranteed to those who register after this cutoff. Water station positioned on the 5k course, and course marshals will direct racers at major turns.

Packet Pick Up:

Packets will be available for pick up on Friday, November 13 from 3PM – 6PM at Marshy Point Nature Center, as well as on race day beginning at 8AM.

Marshy Point Nature Center
7130 Marshy Point Road
Middle River, MD 21220




Will Murdoch

Shawn Loper

Elite Race Management
P.O. Box 314
Jarrettsville, MD 21084

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