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Alli Worthington is a digital strategist, business coach, author and speaker. She's a wife, a mom to five sons, and a stepmom to an awesome daughter. Some of her interests: social good, startups, photography, transmedia, tech, photography, gardening, and ice cream. You can learn more about her on her website, Alli Worthington. She is the founder of Blissfully Domestic online magazine, and the co-founder of Blissdom Conference.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hermit Crab Races But Were Afraid to Ask

By Alli Worthington |

You heard that right.




What was that?  You’ve never partaken in the thrill and adventure of high-stakes hermit crab racing?

Come along with me and I’ll explain to you everything you will ever need to know about this hottest of all extreme sports.

First, you need hermit crabs of the highest athletic caliber.

Preferably adorned with nail polish, glitter, and of course some serious fake-animal-sponsorship.


Top athletes need to focus on their training and upcoming competitions; hermit crabs are no exception.

This incredible ability to focus can leave them a bit tense and even temperamental prior to events.

It’s your duty to help them along by providing emotional support and letting them know you’ve got their back. Or, errrr…exoskeleton.

Of course, you’re not a professional coach…that’s a coveted position only the best of the best can attain, and people fight for those select spots from all over the globe.

Only they really know the intricacies of the race, the psychology of the sport, and the terrain of the track.

They are true heroes.

Sadly, not everyone can be a winner when it comes to Hermit Crab Races.  Today’s winner was Yellow Dude, sponsored by Little Blue Bunnies Being Held By Turtles™.

Little Blue Bunnies Being Held By Turtles™,  official sponsor of Hermit Crab Races*.

A big thanks to Westin Hotels & Resorts for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion

*OK so there is no real sponsor of hermit crab races, but if there was? Little Blue Bunnies Being Held by Turtles would totally be the one. And yes, there really are Hermit Crab races by the pool at the Westin Resort in Savannah.  It’s rather epic. Between that, the s’mores, the huge classic games on the lawn, the crafts, scavenger hunts, foosball and pool tables and movie night (Happy Feet 2!), it was absolutely blissful. You should go. You deserve it! :)


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Alli Worthington is a digital strategist, business coach, speaker and author. Alli Worthington is also a wife, mother to five boys and one stepdaughter, as well as the founder of the online women's magazine Blissfully Domestic and the founder of the BlissDom conference. Read bio and latest posts → Read Alli's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hermit Crab Races But Were Afraid to Ask

  1. Michelle says:

    I’ve never heard of this! So bizarre yet so cool!

  2. Alix says: kids have hermit crabs. Maybe I should enter them in a race so they’d actually do something interesting…hahah

  3. Lydia says:

    What a fun activity! Our hermit crabs have been shut up in their cages for ages and slightly neglected after their first month home… maybe we’ll bring them out for this!

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