- Runyan Lake Point Turtle Race -
Turtle Race History: The first turtle race occurred in 1940, The Turtle Race is a social activity of the Runyan Lake Point Property Owners Association (RLPPOA) and participation is restricted to RLPPOA Members and their immediate families and guests. Many members of the RLI community come to watch the Turtle Race, which often generates large crowds. Below is the flyer for the first race and the original trophy.
Event Information: Each year on the Sunday before Labor Day, the RLPPOA sponsors an event historically known as The Turtle Race. If the race must be postponed due to rain, the Turtle Race will occur on Labor Day. The location of The Turtle Race is the upper level of the Community Property also known as the Ballpark, specifically upon the basketball court. Registration for the race begins at 9:30 AM. Heats of the race begin at 12:00 PM. The race is open to all Members of the RLPPOA and their guests, however the RLPPOA Member is responsible for next year's race activities (see below) if their guest places or wins. In addition to the races, there is a train ride for the kids, face painting, photo booth, and a frozen yogurt truck.
2017 Turtle Race was Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Congratulations to the 2017 winners! Winners are responsible for the activities described above during the 2018 Turtle Race. If you cannot fulfill this obligation please contact us ASAP so we can find an alternate.
Thank you to our residents for the participation in this year's turtle race, not only those who put on the event but also the rest of the group.
Please click here for the Cake Contest flyer.
Please see below, or click here, for the food menu flyer.
YoFresh in Brighton, will be back again and will be serving their Yogurt and all toppings for $5.00 a bowl.
Winner Responsibilities: Please keep in mind winners of the Turtle Race become responsible for certain activities during the Turtle Race held the following year.
First Place:The RLPPOA member or the guest of a RLPPOA member who places first shall cause the RLPPOA member to be responsible for running the Turtle Race during the following year.
Second Place:The RLPPOA member or the guest of a RLPPOA member who places second shall cause the RLPPOA member to be responsible for providing food during the Turtle Race during the following year.
Third Place: The RLPPOA member or the guest of a RLPPOA member who places third shall cause the RLPPOA member to be responsible for children’s games following the Turtle Race during the following year.
Fourth Place: The RLPPOA member or the guest of a RLPPOA member who places fourth shall cause the RLPPOA member to be responsible for the Cake Contest during the following year.
First Place: Williamson
Second Place: Ladd
Third Place: Rand
Fourth Place: Ladd
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Fenton, MI 48430-0105, USA
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