The rain held off June 7 as Longville ushered in the 2017 turtle-racing. Racers and their families gathered on Main Street to enjoy turtle race games, contests, food and fun. After 141 racers competed, Alyssa Lang, age 13, of Ogilvie, Minnesota, emerged as the grand champion. The slowpoke championship went to Aiden Bradigan, age 6,
The Rosewarne family from Minnetonka, Minnesota, reigned supreme during the last turtle race of Longville’s 2016 season, winning two of the three top titles. Ella Rosewarne, age 6, won Grand Slowpoke honors, and her brother, Ben age 12, won the Chamber Resort Race, representing Broadwater Lodge. The Grand Champion title went to Jon Docken, age 9,
The next-to-last turtle race of the 2016 season saw 287 racers compete in the regular races and another six in the Chamber Resort Race. After an afternoon of heated competition on Aug. 17, Grand Champion honors went to Trevor Couch, age 15, of Ottumwa, Iowa, racing his turtle “Ricky” that he caught in Woman Lake.
The top prizes were all won by out-of-state visitors at the Aug. 10 turtle races in downtown Longville. Charlotte Tressel, age 3, of Houston, Texas, won Grand Champion honors, after logging the best time of the 344 racers in the regular heats. The Grand Slowpoke title went to Walton Bondurant, age 9, of Smithfield, Virginia.
August ushered in a blockbuster turtle race as 444 racers and their families and friends gathered in downtown Longville to enjoy the games, contests and food and compete in the racing circle. With 433 contestants in the regular turtle races and another 11 in the Chamber Resort Race, the total ties the previous week’s number
It was a perfect day for turtle racing on July 27 when 444 racers, their families and friends, came to downtown Longville to enjoy the games, food, contests — and try their luck in the racing circle. It was the second largest field of racers this summer. After 435 contestants in the regular turtle races,
The seventh week of Longville turtle racing saw 364 racers enter the downtown circle, despite hot, humid weather and overcast skies. In the end, after 357 racers competed in the regular heats, the Grand Champion honors were shared by Chase Hoover, age 6, of Avondale, Arizona, and James Daum, age 8, of Woodbury, Minnesota. The
The weather definitely did not cooperate July 13 as Longville hosted its weekly turtle races. Despite a brisk wind, intermittent rain showers and temperatures that stayed in the upper-60s, 363 intrepid turtle racers entered the downtown racing circle to compete for fun and prizes. After an afternoon of racing and running for shelter from the
This was the biggest Longville turtle race so far this season, as hundreds of racers, their friends and families converged downtown. Those racers included three young women from Madrid, Spain, who are counselors at Camp Olson YMCA. They even ascended the Turtlemobile stage to sing the “Macarena” in their native language. After an afternoon of fun
Turtle racers from across the country and as far away as Melbourne, Australia, gathered in downtown Longville June 29 to play games and race turtles on a beautiful summer day. After 315 turtles competed in the racing circle, Katie Hamilton, age 8, of Houston, Texas, earned the Grand Champion title. Chloe Rattai, age 8, of St.