Turbo Turtle Race comes to Bartlett July 1

Adopt a Turtle to compete in our Turbo Turtle Race and cheer them on to a quick finish and chance to win prizes.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, the Bartlett Parks Foundation turtles will enter the water at the top of the Bartlett Aquatic Center tube slide making their way through the lazy river to a single lane channeled finish line. Turtles are pulled out one by one, in order, at the finish line. Each turtle has a number on the bottom that corresponds with the numbered ticket. Winners are announced at the end of the race. The first- and second-place receive a cash prize with additional prizes for many more turtle finishers including gift cards, memberships, passes, and more.

Adopting a turtle has never been easier. This year a link to online purchase has been added or visit

For more information about the Turbo Turtle Race or to donate prizes and services, call (630) 540-4824.

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