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33rd AnnualOtsegoCountyParks & 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, 20098:30 am
at the Pavilion on Court StreetGaylord,MICHIGAN

Race InformationEntryFees, Age Divisions, Registration and Awards CeremonyRace Schedule
Sponsors, Director and InformationRace Course MapsRegistration Form

Race Information:

Enjoy Activities For The Whole Family

The Alpenfest Run is part of a climax to aweek long celebration of our 45th annual Alpenfestwhich focuses on the Swiss theme of Gaylord The Alpine Village.Before and after the race there are many activities for the wholefamily including the 2 hour Grand Parade at . The center of all the majoractivity is the Alpenstrasse on which therewill be artists and craftsmen exhibits and loads of fun-filled eventsto entertain your family. A new addition to our Alpine Run is a 1 MileFun 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 timedrace. The Fun Run is on a closed route which starts on

Illinois Street
,2 blocks south of
. Runners go north to
Main Street
,turn east, then turn south onto Old 27 to the finish line at JohnsonsPropane. Cost for the Fun Run is $7.00 and includes a commemorative teeshirt. The Community Center is accepting Registration for theevent any time. You may also register Friday evening July 17th from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the CommunityCenter or Saturday morning, July 18th from 6:30- 8 a.m. at the Pavilion onCourt Street.

Fun Runners: Meet at the Pavilion on Court Street, a county bus willbe 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 milesthrough a paved trail in Gaylord's Aspen Park. You will probably seeseveral Elk during this run. The 10 mile run has 2 miles of paved roadsin Gaylord and the other 8 miles will be on the Gaylord to Mackinawtrail. The fun run takes place just before the Alpenfest Parade and ison the parade route. The 10 mile walk begins at 7:30. The 4 mile walkand 10 mile runbegins 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 runningevents any time prior to Friday, July 17.

Check-in will be Friday evening, July 17 from7p.m.- 8:30p.m. atthe 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 andbathroom 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 refundableand non transferable

Awards Ceremony:

The awards ceremony for the 4 mile run and 10 mile run race will be held immediatelyafter the race at the Pavilion on Court Street at approximately 10 a.m.Trophies will be awarded for 1st place overall and 1st place OtsegoCounty full-time resident. Ribbon awards for the 1 Mile Fun Run will beheld immediately after the race at the finish line at JohnsonsPropane. 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:

Check-in & registration at the Pavilion on Court Street
10 mile walk
4 mile walk & 10Mile Run

8:30 a.m. 4 Mile Run
10:30 a.m. Alpenstrasse Opens AwardsPresented
1 Mile Fun Run
AlpenfestGrand Parade

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Sponsors, Director andInformation:


Race Director:
Mike Tarbutton

Otsego CountyParks & Recreation
225 W. Main
Gaylord, MI

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

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To Register:
1) Fill out the following form information,
2) Print and sign and mail the resulting finished form and your paymentto: Otsego County Parks & Recreation225 W. Main StreetGaylord, MI 49735


First Name:________________________Last Name:__________________________________


City:_______________________State:___Zip Code:______________

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

Age (as of July 18, 2009):___Gender:MaleFemale

T-Shirt Size: S M L XL XXL


SignatureParent 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, executorsand administrators, waive and release forever any and all rights andclaims or damages I may accrue against Alpenfest, City of Gaylord orCount of Otsego, their successors, representatives and assigns, for anyand all injuries suffered by me while traveling to and from andparticipating in the Alpenfest Run.

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