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Summer Turtle Races

Turtle races are held every Thursday, mid-June through mid-August.

No races will be held on Thursday, July 4th.

We will be racing the turtles at the Phelps Mill Festival on Sunday, July 14th.

Registration begins at 11:00am with the first races starting shortly after.

Races are held in the parking lot of Lakes Country on Main, at 112 Main Street E. There is public parking available at the lot right behind First National Bank.

We ask for a $3 donation per race or $5 for 2 races.

The proceeds go to the Lakes Area Community Center and specifically towards putting on

family friendly events all year long in Battle Lake.

We have turtles available for use or you can bring you own. A local family looks after our turtles safely all summer. They go back to their natural habitat when they are done racing.

Please, no pets other than turtles allowed in the park during the races. 

Each individual race takes a few minutes. Depending on how many people we have, the races can last from 30 minutes to two hours. Winners take home fun prizes that have been donated by local businesses!

On most occasions (dependent on volunteers), the LACC will also sell popcorn and t-shirts.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for any cancellation announcements due to weather

or any other unforeseen circumstances.

We hope to see you there!

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