Turtle Races Return to Parks and Recreation’s Friday Fundays - City of Yukon

Turtle Races Return to Parks and Recreation’s Friday Fundays

Posted by City of Yukon on 06/04/2018

Yukon Parks and Recreation is hosting the annual Turtle Race for kid’s ages 5 to 12 on June 15 at 10:00 a.m. Registration starts at 9:30am, with the race to follow. The Turtle Race is held as part of Friday Fun Days.

Believe it or not, this event has been going on for more than 40 years! It has been a staple to Friday Fun Days, consistently bringing crowds from the community to see who has the fastest turtle in town.

Here is what you need to do to participate: 1) Catch your own turtle 2) Decorate your Turtle for speed 3) Register your turtle and race to the Finish line to see who wins. Kids must bring their turtle to the parking lot South of Mulvey Pond behind the Community Center. Turtles are categorized into groups: small, medium, and large. Awards are given to the fastest, biggest, and smallest turtles of the day.

So bring your turtle to see how it stacks up. May the best turtle win!

Friday Fun Days and is one of Yukon’s best programs. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do.  To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.govor call 405-350-8920.