You can take part in our contests by “liking” the Turtle Krawl on facebook.

Ever since its launch in 2010, we’ve had a giveaway every time the Turtle Krawl’s facebook page reached another 100 followers (and at some other random times too). We give away all sorts of goodies, including free entries to the race, various gifts from our sponsors, and more. The more people who “like” the Turtle Krawl on facebook, the more prizes we will give away, so help us spread the word by sharing the Turtle Krawl’s facebook page with your friends!


This Year’s Contests and Winners:

NOTE for 2015: We are still having contests on our Facebook page, but have stopped posting the results here.



Previous Year’s Contests and Winners:

2014 CONTEST #9 – Bass Pro Shop Goody Bag (9/1 – 4100 fans)

It’s giveaway time!

We’d like to thank Bass Pro Shops for sponsoring this year’s Turtle Krawl and for putting together this fun goody bag for us to give away.

To enter this contest, simply Like Bass Pro Shops – Palm Bay, FL on facebook and then leave a comment telling us your favorite thing about their store and/or your favorite item they sell. We’ll randomly select a winner sometime Tuesday night.

P.S. Comment as much as you want, but you’re only going to get one entry per person. 

Winner: Eliana Tillero de Ocasio


2014 CONTEST #8 – Change Your Profile Pic (8/21 – 4000 fans)

4000 likes = FOUR free Turtle Krawl entries!!!

To enter, all you need to do is temporarily change your facebook profile picture to something Turtle Krawl related and tag the Turtle Krawl 5k Run/Walk facebook page in the description. Then share THIS post (so your friends will know what’s going on) AND leave a comment here so we can all see your new profile pic.

We’ll randomly select FOUR winners out of the qualifying entrants sometime on Saturday – so don’t change your profile pic back before then, obviously. If you’ve already registered for next month’s race and win, you can transfer the free entry to a friend OR we’ll add a free finisher medal to your registration if you didn’t order one – your choice!

Here is the 2014 artwork for your convenience, but feel free to use our profile pic of the bib or the medal, or your finish line pic from last year, etc. Good luck!!!

Winners: Lynn Dotson, Ilse Berube, Lisa Neitz, and Jenny Stump-Clark


2014 CONTEST #7 – Spend a Weekend at the DoubleTree (8/7 – 3900 fans)

3900 Likes = Giveaway time! Today’s giveaway comes courtesy of the official hotel sponsor of the Turtle Krawl, the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, located less than 1.5 miles north of the Turtle Krawl starting line.

Not only is the DoubleTree offering discounted room rates for Turtle Krawl participants the night before and after the race (more info here:, but they are giving us a free two-night stay at their hotel to give away to one of you! This can be used any time – not only during Turtle Krawl weekend. This is a great prize for out-of-towners coming for the race or for locals who just want to “get away” and spend a weekend at the beach!
For a chance to win the two free nights:
1. Like Turtle Krawl 5k Run/Walk on facebook if you don’t already.
2. Leave a comment on this post tagging a friend you think might like a FREE two night stay at the Melbourne Beach DoubleTree.We’ll randomly select a winner sometime tomorrow evening. Good luck!
Winner: Summer J Holland


2014 CONTEST #6 – Post Your Photo (7/25 – 3700 and 3800 fans)


To enter, post a photo-comment in this thread anytime between now and Sunday night. The photo needs to be of YOU and you need to be running or walking (or krawling)!

The photo can be from your favorite race, a PR, that epic shot of you finishing Boston, you with your running buddies, or just you showing off your new kicks and your favorite Lulu speeds! Be serious or be funny – just make sure it’s a running-related photo of YOU!

Sunday night, we’ll announce two winners, each of whom will win a free entry into this year’s Turtle Krawl:

1. The photo that gets the most Likes.
2. A randomly selected winner.

Prize transfers/refunds are fine if you’ve already registered. This should be fun. Let’s see what you’ve got!

Most Likes Winner: Allison Patterson Stauffer
Random Winner: Christine Kennedy


2014 CONTEST #5 – 2014 Turtle Krawl Shirts! (7/21 – 3600 fans)

Presenting the 2014 Turtle Krawl race shirts! Top to Bottom: Men’s/Unisex, Women’s, Youth.

Now let’s have a #giveaway! To enter:

1. Like the Turtle Krawl 5k Run/Walk (if you don’t already).
2. Leave a comment on this post tagging at least one friend you’d like to do the Turtle Krawl with.

We’ll randomly select a winner sometime Wednesday evening and we’ll give you AND one of the friends you tagged a free entry to this year’s race!

Can’t decide which friend to tag? Tag as many as you want and if you win, we’ll randomly select one of them to give the free entry to for you so you don’t get accused of playing favorites. 

Learn more about the Turtle Krawl and register at

Good luck!

Winners: Deb James and Joesph I. James.


2014 CONTEST #4 – More Finisher Medals! (6/25 – 3200, 3300, 3400, and 3500 fans)

GIVEAWAY TIME! There are only 5 days left to register for this year’s Turtle Krawl with the option to add a Finisher’s Medal to your registration. We know there are going to be people who are disappointed because they missed the deadline, so please help us spread the word by entering this contest:

1. LIKE the Turtle Krawl 5k Run/Walk if you don’t already.
2. SHARE this post with your friends!
3. LIKE and COMMENT on this post, telling us you did #1 and #2 above.

We’ll randomly select a winner from all of the eligible entries on Sunday (6/29). The winner will receive a FREE ENTRY into this year’s race PLUS a Finisher’s Medal!

But wait – there’s more! This page has 3257 fans right now – If we reach 3300 by the time of the drawing, we’ll choose a SECOND free race entry winner. If we reach 3400, we’ll choose a third – Etc, etc. Only the grand prize winner will receive the free Finisher’s Medal, but certainly the other winner(s) can add them to their free registration just like everyone else.

And if you’ve already registered for the race, you can either give your free entry to a friend or we’ll refund your money – it’s up to you!


P.S. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Turtle Krawl can be found here:


1. Mary Ann Micolites – Free Turtle Krawl registration + Finisher’s Medal
2. Jennifer Meyers – Free Turtle Krawl registration
3. Anya Roberts – Free Turtle Krawl registration
4. Judith Turner – Free Turtle Krawl registration


2014 CONTEST #3 – FINISHER MEDALS! (6/11 – 3100 fans)

A Turtle Krawl first: FINISHER MEDALS!!!

Remember, these OPTIONAL medals are only available for a limited time – To get one, you must register online by 6/30/14!

Now let’s have a giveaway... Simply LIKE this post and leave a COMMENT tagging a friend who you think might like these medals too. We’ll randomly select a winner tomorrow (Thursday) night to receive a FREE Turtle Krawl entry, including a Finisher Medal! If you’ve already registered, don’t worry – we’ll refund your entry fee.

Good luck!

Winner: Lisa Sparks


2014 CONTEST #2 – Tell Runner’s World What You Love (5/9 – 3000 fans)

We passed 3000 fans recently, so it’s time for another contest! This one is going to be super simple…

Runner’s World contacted us this week to let us know they have decided to feature the Turtle Krawl in their September issue! I am going to be doing an interview with them later today, and I am sure they are going to want to know what makes the Turtle Krawl unique and why people should travel here to take part in it. I know why *I* love the Turtle Krawl, but why do YOU, the runners, love the Turtle Krawl?

To enter, like this post and leave a comment with your favorite thing(s) about the race, and we’ll randomly select a winner for a free race entry sometime tonight!

Winner: Gina Myers


2014 CONTEST #1 – Tag Your Friends (4/1 – 2900 fans)

Turtle Krawl registration is now open at, and it’s time to celebrate with a contest! All you need to do is tag some facebook friends in a single comment on this post sometime today, and we’ll randomly select and announce a winner tomorrow.

What will you win? Well, that depends on if you register for the race today or not!

If you register today, YOU AND ALL OF YOUR TAGGED FRIENDS (max 3, randomly selected if you tag more than 3) will receive free Turtle Krawl entries WITH finisher medals! (We will refund the money of anyone who has already registered).

If you don’t register today, you and JUST ONE of your randomly selected friends will win free entries, but WITHOUT finisher medals.

Either way, GOOD LUCK!!!

Winner(s):  Lauri Gigstead and her friend Tammy Coverdale
Bonus Winner:  Denise Ekey


2013 CONTESTS #16 – Turtle Krawl Medal (9/12 – 2700 fans)

Last minute giveaway!!!

Online registration closes at midnight tonight. After that, the price goes up to $35 and you will need to register in person at Running Zone tomorrow or in Nance Park Saturday morning. If you haven’t already, register online RIGHT NOW here–>

Remind your friends for a chance to win your very own Turtle Krawl medal. Simply Like, Comment AND Share this post to be entered into the random drawing. This is your only chance to get one without earning one of the 123 we will be awarding at the race!

Speaking of earning a medal, did you know that our “Middle of the Nest” winner (the person who finishes exactly in the middle of the pack) will win a medal, a framed award, AND a *$100* Gift Certificate to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society? Read more here–>

This contest runs through midnight tonight. We’ll announce the winner sometime tomorrow. Good luck!

Winner: Caitlin Jones


2013 CONTESTS #5-15 – Thank you, Sponsors! (7/19/13 – 2200 fans; 8/12/13 – 2300 fans; 8/22/13 – 2400 fans; 8/28 – 2500 fans; 9/8 – 2600 fans)

Currently sitting at 2199 fans, it looks like it’s just about time for our next giveaway. Rather than have ONE giveaway though, we’re going to have a whole SERIES of giveaways, courtesy of some of our awesome race sponsors!

Over the next several weeks, we’re going to thank each and every one of our 2013 Turtle Krawl sponsors here on our facebook page, and some of the thank you posts are going to include ways to win some great prizes including gift cards, massages, hotel stays, race entries and more! Stay tuned…

Winners List:

Francis Poleo – One hour massage courtesy of Clow Chiropractic
Charles Eccleston – One hour massage courtesy of Clow Chiropractic
Crystal Fernquist – One hour massage courtesy of Clow Chiropractic

Jennifer Stewart – One night stay at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
Terri Varnadoe – One night stay at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

Jonathan Howse – Custom sun shade courtesy of Toyota of Melbourne

Holly Chichester – Custom Pet Portrait courtesy of Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard

Les Dunne – Free Turtle Krawl Entry courtesy of Giant Stride Solutions, Inc.

Tom Cavalli – Free Turtle Krawl Entry courtesy of the Canaveral Port Authority
Jay Wherley – Free Turtle Krawl Entry courtesy of the Canaveral Port Authority
Drew Straka – Free Turtle Krawl Entry courtesy of the Canaveral Port Authority
Michelle Shaw Corey – Free Turtle Krawl Entry courtesy of the Canaveral Port Authority
Jeff Fetzer – Free Turtle Krawl Entry courtesy of the Canaveral Port Authority

Tina Theobald – Free entry to the (sold out) 2013 Space Coast Marathon courtesy of Space Coast Runners

Rene Dunne – $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of Running Zone
Lisa Petrillo – $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of Running Zone

6 Raffle Tickets courtesy of the STPS and Southwest Airlines – Rebecca Weber
1 Raffle Ticket courtesy of the STPS and Southwest Airlines – Heather Franco Haley, Vicky Darby, Tiffany Snyder Johnson, Doug Chasick, Lori Allyn, Mary Carney, Michael Petrillo, Tori Gariety, Jay Wherley, and Les Dunne

Tom Cavalli – $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of Absolutely Natural

Lorie Patzer Simmons – 1 pound of coffee and a mug, courtesy of the Palm Bay Starbucks


2013 CONTEST #4 – Pick Your Bib Number (6/27/13 – 2100 fans)

Here is a sample of the 2013 Turtle Krawl 5k race bib. You’re going to want to save this one, so how about a chance to have your lucky number on yours?

To celebrate reaching our 2100th fan, we’re going to have a contest with 21 different winners! Twenty randomly selected people will get to pick their bib number (in the 1-1000 range) and the grand prize winner will get to pick their own number AND will win a $25 gift certificate to use at the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, the non-profit beneficiary of the Turtle Krawl.

All you need to do to enter is be registered for the race (register at if you haven’t already), and then comment on this post with the bib number you want if you win. Numbers will be awarded in the order the winners are drawn, so you may want to list a handful of numbers in case your first choice is already taken.

We’ll pick the winners Sunday night, so you have three full days to get registered and enter this contest. Good luck!

P.S. 623 isn’t available. That one is mine. 🙂

Grand Prize Winner: Alan Myers (#55)
Additional Bib Number Choice Winners: Too many to list; They will be surprised during packet pick-up!


2013 CONTEST #3 – 2000 Likes = 2000 Shirts (6/8/13 – 2000 fans!)

This page reached *2000* Likes earlier this week, which happens to be the same number of Turtle Krawl shirts we are guaranteeing to race participants this year. To celebrate, let’s give away TWO free race entries (or just the shirt for our long distance fans or anyone who can’t make it to the race). The last contest we had was a very challenging quiz, so this one is going to be easy!

It’s thanks to our awesome sponsors that we are able to give away top of the line shirts, bags, medals, food, etc. First, like our FB page if you don’t already. Then go to take a look at the list of sponsors we have lined up (so far) for 2013. Come back here and write a comment telling us why you like any one of them. You can leave comments for up to FIVE different sponsors (one sponsor per comment, please) and will receive an entry for each one.

We’ll randomly select two winners sometime Sunday night!

P.S. This is the Men’s/Unisex shirt. Click to our page to see the Women’s V-neck we posted a few days ago

Winners: Stacy Bowen and Amy Reilly


2013 CONTEST #2 – Online Trivia Contest (5/2/13 – 1900 fans)

On Your Marks….. Get Set….. GO!!!!!
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The first person to score a 100% will win a 2013 Turtle Krawl medal PLUS a free entry into this year’s race, and we’ll also randomly pick another winner out of everyone who scores 100% between now and Sunday night at 9 PM (or a max of 200 entries, whichever comes first).

After you finish, come back here and Comment on this post if you got 100%. Please don’t share any answers in the comments.



  • First to get 100%: Celeste McWilliams
  • Randomly Selected 100% Score Winner: Marianne Riker
  • Randomly selected Bonus Winner (medal only): Lorna Santos Mazza


2013 CONTEST #1 – Registration is Open (4/1/13 – 1800 fans)

Registration for the September 14, 2013 Turtle Krawl is NOW OPEN, and we are going to give away $150 worth of sea turtle and running goodies to celebrate! To enter:

  1. LIKE the Turtle Krawl 5k Run/Walk on facebook
  2. REGISTER for the race between now and 11:59 PM ET Wednesday (4/3) at
  3. SHARE this post with all of your facebook friends, letting them know about this contest
  4. COMMENT on this post, letting us know you did all of the above

That’s all there is to it! We’ll randomly select THREE winners on Thursday from the qualified entries. Prizes will be:

  1. A $50 Gift Certificate to Running Zone AND a $50 Gift Certificate to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society‘s gift shop (the Sea Turtle House).
  2. A $25 Gift Certificate to the STPS’s Sea Turtle House.
  3. A $25 Gift Certificate to the STPS’s Sea Turtle House.


  1. Lesley Flakus
  2. Chris Derivan
  3. Lynne DeMarsh Cheek


2012 CONTEST #7 – Bring a Friend (9/8/12 – 1600 fans)

With just one week to go before the 2012 Turtle Krawl, it’s time for one last giveaway. Surely you have registered for the race by now, but wouldn’t it be nice to win a additional entry for a friend?

To enter our “Bring a Friend!” contest, simply SHARE this status update on your wall and then comment here so we know you did. We’ll randomly pick a winner from all the qualifying entries sometime Sunday night, and that person will win a free Turtle Krawl entry to give to a friend – yes, you MUST give it to someone else! Don’t worry though, we won’t leave you empty handed… You will also win 6 raffle tickets ($10 worth) for our Southwest Airlines TWO Roundtrip ticket raffle. The winner of that $800 value raffle will be drawn live during the Awards Ceremony after the race, but you don’t need to be present to win. Follow the link for more info.

Good luck!!!
Winner: Stacey Rinaldi


2012 CONTEST #6 – The Best Looking Race Bib You Have Ever Seen (8/22/12 – 1500 fans)

‎1500 Likes means it’s time for a BIG giveaway! How does a FREE entry into the Turtle Krawl and $100 worth of gift certificates to Running Zone for the winners sound? Follow this link for more info and to enter (the link may not work on mobile devices).

We are really looking forward to seeing what you folks come up with for this one. Gogogo!!!

1st Place – A free entry to the 2012 Turtle Krawl AND a $50 gift certificate to Running Zone
2nd Place – $25 gift certificate to Running Zone
3rd Place – $25 gift certificate to Running Zone

It’s time to get creative! Upload a photo of you that you think your fellow Turtle Krawl fans are going to vote for. Maybe it is a photo of you holding up a sign that says you love the Turtle Krawl, maybe it is a photo of you crossing the finish line of last year’s race, or maybe it is something else entirely. The decision is yours.

1. You need to be in the photo.
2. One entry per person.
3. Keep it family friendly, please.

At the end of the voting period (Sunday, 8/26/12 at 11 PM ET), the top 5 vote getting photos will be collectively ranked by a committee of STPS volunteers to determine the first, second and third place winners. The photo that gets the most votes MAY end up being the grand prize winner, but it doesn’t have to be, and in theory may not even rank in the Top 3. Certainly encourage your friends to vote for your photo, but more importantly, post a quality image that you think the judges will like.

Speaking of which… The criteria the STPS judges use to rank the photos will remain a mystery (each judge will use his/her own criteria), and their decisions are final. Good luck!

Annie Caza – Free Turtle Krawl Entry + $50 GC to Running Zone
Star Sanner – $25 GC to Running Zone
Mish Angeles – $25 GC to Running Zone
Patrick Watkinson and Jennifer Clark – 2 raffle tickets each for our Southwest Airlines TWO roundtrip ticket raffle


2012 CONTEST #5 – The Best Looking Race Bib You Have Ever Seen (8/16/12 – 1400 fans)

This is a sample bib from the upcoming (9/15/12) Turtle Krawl. To celebrate it’s greatness, we are going to give away a free race entry and two raffle tickets for our Southwest-Airlines-Two-Roundtrip-Ticket Raffle to the grand prize winner… and we’re also going to give away two raffle tickets to TEN runner-up winners!!! To enter, it’s the same as last time:

  1. LIKE the Turtle Krawl on facebook.
  2. SHARE this beautiful race bib with all of your facebook friends.
  3. COMMENT on this status.

We’ll randomly select the 11 winners from all qualifying entries late Friday night, so you have about 48 hours to take care of Steps 1-3 above. Good luck!!!

More info about the SWA raffle can be found here.

Grand Prize Winner: Julie Crawford
Runner-Up Winners (in the order they were drawn): Stephany Schler, Les Dunne, Carly Alana Keim, Jeff Cook, Tara Sanz, Amy Bassinger, Shane Turner, Chad Coffy, Roni Paulsson, and Katie Cutchin.


2012 CONTEST #4 – Post the Poster (7/31/12 – 1300 fans)

Time to give away another FREE (fully transferable) entry to this 2012 Turtle Krawl! To enter:

  1. LIKE the Turtle Krawl on facebook (you probably already do).
  2. SHARE this post of our 2012 poster with all of your facebook friends.
  3. COMMENT on this status, telling us you did #1 and #2.

We’ll randomly select a winner from all qualifying entries sometime Wednesday night (so you have at least 24 hours to enter). Good luck!!!

Winner: Patina Grogan


2012 CONTEST #3 – Goals, Goals, Goals! (7/6/12 – 1200 fans)

We’ve reached 1200 Likes, so it’s time for another contest!!! This one is going to be very simple to enter, but it is only valid for people who plan to participate in this year’s race.

Simply COMMENT on this post with your 2010 and/or 2011 Turtle Krawl times (you can find them here) and tell us what your goal time for this year’s race is. If you didn’t run in the 2010 or 2011 Turtle Krawl, tell us your 5k PR, or if this is going to be your first ever 5k, tell us that. We’ll randomly select a winner from the comments sometime Sunday evening (you have until then to enter), and that person will win a free entry into this year’s race!

If you’ve already registered, we can either refund your entry fee or you can give your free entry to a friend.

Winner: Kira Juranek


2012 CONTEST #2 – Unveiling of this year’s shirt designs (6/6/12 – 1100 fans)

The moment you have all been waiting for is here: THIS is the 2012 women’s-fitted Turtle Krawl technical shirt. Ohhh, ahhhh!!! Now let’s have a contest to celebrate its greatness!!!

We will give away a fully-transferable race entry (or just the shirt if you don’t want the entry) to a randomly selected person who does all of the following by Friday at 5 PM – about 48 hours from now:

  1. “Like” the Turtle Krawl on facebook (hopefully already done!)
  2. “Share” this post on your facebook wall
  3. “Comment” on this post, so we know you did #1 and #2 (we will still be checking).

We will announce the winner Friday evening. Good luck!!!

Winner: Marti Renfroe


2012 CONTEST #1 – 1000 fans! (3/13/12)

Are YOU the Turtle Krawl’s #1 fan??? Registration for this year’s race opens at 7:30 AM this Thursday, 3/15, 6 months to the minute before the start of the race! We are going to kick things off with a contest to crown the Turtle Krawl’s #1 fan – To enter, all you need to do is register for the race online by 11:59 PM on 3/15 and then “Share” the news with your facebook friends (there will be a handy link on your screen after you register and another in your confirmation email). The randomly selected winner will receive:

-A full refund of their entry fee
-A $50 gift certificate to the Running Zone
-The #1 Turtle Krawl race bib

Winner: Heidi Ovalle