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 . 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
ALPENFEST RUN ENTRY FORM:
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.