33rd Annual Otsego County Parks & Recreation

• 4 Mile Elk Course Run
• 10 Mile Run
• 4 Mile Elk Course Walk
• 10 Mile Walk
• 1 Mile FUN RUN
  through the parade route

Sponsored by:

Saturday, July 18, 2009 • 8:30 am
at the Pavilion on Court Street • Gaylord, MICHIGAN


Race InformationEntry Fees, Age Divisions, Registration and Awards CeremonyRace Schedule
Sponsors, Director and InformationRace Course Maps Registration Form


Race Information:

Enjoy Activities For The Whole Family

The Alpenfest Run is part of a climax to a week long celebration of our 45th annual Alpenfest which focuses on the Swiss theme of Gaylord “The Alpine Village”. Before and after the race there are many activities for the whole family including the 2 hour Grand Parade at 12 Noon. The center of all the major activity is the Alpenstrasse on which there will be artists and craftsmen exhibits and loads of fun-filled events to entertain your family. A new addition to our Alpine Run is a 1 Mile Fun Run which takes runners along the parade route prior to the parade.

One Mile Fun Run

Run through the crowds on the parade route! This race is not a timed race. The Fun Run is on a closed route which starts on Illinois Street, 2 blocks south of Main Street. Runners go north to Main Street, turn east, then turn south onto Old 27 to the finish line at Johnson’s Propane. Cost for the Fun Run is $7.00 and includes a commemorative tee shirt. The Community Center is accepting Registration for the event any time. You may also register Friday evening July 17th from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center or Saturday morning, July 18th from 6:30- 8 a.m. at the Pavilion on Court Street.

Fun Runners: Meet at the Pavilion on Court Street, a county bus will be available @ 10:45 to take you to the starting point of the Fun Run.

Course Description:

Races timed by Gault Race Management ChampionChip Timing®

Enjoy the 4 mile run through 2 miles of paved Gaylord roads and 2 miles through a paved trail in Gaylord's Aspen Park. You will probably see several Elk during this run. The 10 mile run has 2 miles of paved roads in Gaylord and the other 8 miles will be on the Gaylord to Mackinaw trail. The fun run takes place just before the Alpenfest Parade and is on the parade route. The 10 mile walk begins at 7:30. The 4 mile walk and 10 mile run begins at 8:00am. The 4 mile run begins at 8:30am. The fun run begins at 11:00am.

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Entry Fees, Age Divisions, Registration and Awards Ceremony:

Event Entry Fees:

$7 - 1 Mile FUN RUN (includes t-shirt)
$20 - 4 Mile Walk or 10 Mile Walk (70+ no charge) 
$20 - 4 Mile Run or 10 Mile Run

Races are non refundable and non transferable

Age Divisions:
BOYS AND GIRLS 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-14, 15-19.
MEN AND WOMEN 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 plus.

1 Mile Fun Run Open to all runners.


The Community Center is accepting Registration for running events any time prior to Friday, July 17.

Check-in will be Friday evening, July 17 from 7p.m.- 8:30p.m. at the Community Center 321 S. Center (2 blocks from Main Street) or Saturday morning, July 18 from 6:30 - 8 a.m. at the Pavilion on Court Street. Showers and bathroom facilities are available at the Community Center.

T-shirts for 4 mile run & 10 mile run, 4 mile walk & 10 mile walk and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Cost is $20.00 Races are non refundable and non transferable

Awards Ceremony:

The awards ceremony for the 4 mile run and 10 mile run race will be held immediately after the race at the Pavilion on Court Street at approximately 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for 1st place overall and 1st place Otsego County full-time resident. Ribbon awards for the 1 Mile Fun Run will be held immediately after the race at the finish line at Johnson’s Propane. Prize money offered: $75.00 Male, Female Overall $75.00 Male, Female Masters $15.00 Male, Female Age Brackets

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Race Schedule:

Race Day Schedule:

6:30-8:00 a.m. Check-in & registration at the Pavilion on Court Street
7:30 a.m. 10 mile walk
8:00 a.m. 4 mile walk & 10 Mile Run

8:30 a.m. 4 Mile Run
10:30 a.m. Alpenstrasse Opens Awards Presented
11:00 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run
12:00 noon Alpenfest Grand Parade

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Sponsors, Director and Information:


Race Director:
Mike Tarbutton

Otsego County Parks & Recreation
225 W. Main
Gaylord, MI

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Race Course Maps: Race Map is currently being updated and will be available soon.


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Registration Form:

To Register:
1) Fill out the following form information,
2) Print and sign and mail the resulting finished form and your payment to: Otsego County Parks & Recreation • 225 W. Main Street • Gaylord, MI 49735


 First Name: ________________________  Last Name: __________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________

City: _______________________  State: ___  Zip Code: ______________

Race Event: 4 Mile Run  10 Mile Run  1 Mile Fun Run  4 Mile Walk  10 Mile Walk 

Age (as of July 18, 2009): ___  Gender: Male  Female  T-Shirt Size:  S  M  L  XL  XXL


Signature                                                    Parent or Guardian if minor

Waiver of Liability

In consideration of your accepting my entry, I, intending to be legally bound, do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release forever any and all rights and claims or damages I may accrue against Alpenfest, City of Gaylord or Count of Otsego, their successors, representatives and assigns, for any and all injuries suffered by me while traveling to and from and participating in the Alpenfest Run.

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