Fun Runs

The Perham Cross Country Boosters Club would like to invite you to 22nd Annual Turtle Fest Road Race. We have a Half Marathon and a 5k/10k. We have hired out professional chip timing (Gopher State Events) that will feature live results and start and finish chip timing. In addition, we have updated our courses with better start and finish setups and course flow. This will also help us better manage traffic flow for parking. We would love to have you come and run one of our races on Saturday, June 17th. The Half Marathon will begin at 7:00 am with the 5k & 10k at 9:00 am. We will feature new race gear - Instead of race participants receiving t-shirts we will have a choice between a sports visor or sports hat. All Half Marathon Participants will receive finishing medals. All races have Age Group Awards.

Please see race details below or go to www.perhamhalfmarathon.com.

You also can register online at http://www.tempotickets.com/TurtleFest!!!

22nd Annual Turtle Fest Half Marathon & 5k/10k - Saturday, June 17th 2017

2017 Race Registration for the Turtle Fest must be received before Thursday, June 15th otherwise late fee will be applied to registration.

Mail form and entry fee to: 
Perham Cross Country Boosters Club 
PO Box 65
Perham, MN 56573

5k and 10k Entry Entry Fees
$25.00 for pre-registered runners
$30.00 for race-day registration

Half Marathon Entry Fees
$40.00 for pre-registered runners
$45.00 for race-day registration

Pre-Registration & Packet Pickup
Packet Pick-up & Pre-Registration will be offered on Friday, June 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Perham Area Community Center in Perham. Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up will take place starting at 5:45 a.m. and closing 15 minutes prior to races.

Start Time
Half Marathon will start at 7:00 am and  5k/10k will start at 9:00 am. 

Free Kids Fun Run
We will host a free kids fun run at 10:00 a.m. The course will go one loop around the Softball fields by the finish line for the 5k, 10k, & 1/2 marathon. The run is approximately a quarter mile. There are no awards or results. No registration is required other than filling out a release form on the day of the fun run.

Time Limit
The time limit for completing the half marathon is 3 hours. Any half marathoners finishing after 3 & 1/2 hours will not be scored as official finishers.

Entry Requirements
Participants must be at least seven years old on race day to register for the half marathon. The 5k/10k has no age requirements.

Course Map and Course Location
Registration & Start will be located on Highway 51 at Arvig Park by the softball & baseball diamonds. Start and Finish Line are both in Arvig Park by the softball/baseball diamonds. All races will use chip timing. For the Half Marathon we will have AID stations with water and gatorade every 2.5 miles and 5 Porta Potties place at aid station on the course. We also include a gel packet at the 7 mile aid station of the half marathon.

Headphones
Headphones are allowed for race participants.

Awards
Top Overall Male & Female for each race will receive awards.

Age Group Awards to Top 3 male & female for each race

  • 13 and under
  • 14-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over


All preregistered half marathon & 5k/10k participants receive a sports hat or sports visor at packet pickup. All official half marathon participants receive a finisher medal. Race Day entries are not guaranteed a sports hat or visor the day of the race, but will be given out on a first come first serve basis. If you do not receive a hat we will mail out upon your request with an addition $5 for postage.

Cancellation Policy
In the event of extreme or unsafe conditions on race day, the Turtle Fest 5k/10k & Half Marathon may be altered or canceled to ensure the safety of all participants and the community as a whole.

Weather
Start time temperature has averaged 55 F.
Finish time temperature has averaged 65 F.

Contact Information
Jeff Morris - Race Director
Mandi Kjelshus - Co-Race Director
Phone: 218-371-5992
Email: perhamcc@gmail.com

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
KLN Enterprises
The Nest
Napa Auto Parts
The Wild Goose
Goose Gang

Gold Sponsors
Bremer Bank

Silver Sponsors
Perham Health
All Creatures Veterinary Hospital
McDonald's
Arvig Communications
RL Miller Construction ​
LongWeekend Sportswear