When you register for the Turtle Krawl, you will have the option to register as a “competitive walker.” Competitive walkers will start approximately 5 minutes after the rest of the field and will be scored separately, as if they were participating in a completely different race from the runners and casual walkers. The Top 5 competitive walkers (regardless of sex or age) will be awarded with Turtle Krawl medals. If you register as a Competitive Walker, you MUST start with the other competitive walkers. Anyone who starts before this time will automatically be scored as a runner and will not qualify for the Competitive Walking awards.
Competitive Walkers must walk the entire race, per USATF race walking rules:
- Race walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs.
- The advancing leg must be straightened (i.e., not bent at the knee) from the moment of first contact with the ground until in the vertical upright position.