The Slowest Race on Earth! Turtle Race & Costume Contest Winners Announced - City of Yukon

The Slowest Race on Earth! Turtle Race & Costume Contest Winners Announced

Posted by City of Yukon on 06/16/2017

The Yukon Parks and Recreation Department held the Turtle Race and Costume Contest on June 16th as part of its Friday Fun Day activities.  Over 50 turtle racers turned out in search of the fastest, biggest, smallest and best dressed turtle. There were three divisions for the race small, medium, and large.  Over 25 turtles were entered in the contest.  The costume competition was hard to judge as there were many great costumes.

Small Turtle Race

1st – Noah Stephenson

2nd – Gavin Thornhill

3rd – John Alberts

Medium Turtle Race

1st – Kailyn Pickins

2nd – Aly Garrett

3rd – Carissa Martin

Large Turtle Race

1st – Caleb Williamson

2nd – Carley Fox (Kids Camp)

3rd – Bree & Avery

Biggest Turtle

1st – Carley Fox (Kids Camp)

Smallest Turtle

1st – Austin Gepford

Best Costume

1st – Gavin Thornhill – The Flash

2nd – Cheyenne Powers – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

3rd – Brier Strong – Fidget Spinner

The Turtle Race is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do.  To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.cityofyukonok.gov or call 405-350-8920.