Turtles - the plastic variety, that is - will invade Lake Norman June 5 for the second annual LifeSpan and Speedway Children's Charities Turtle Race at Midtown Sundries, 18665 Harborside Drive.
Festivities will be 3-5 p.m. and include a petting zoo from Zootastic, live entertainment and children's activities.
Participants may adopt a plastic turtle to enter in the race for a $5 donation to LifeSpan and Speedway Children's Charities.
Turtle Family Packs (six turtles) can be adopted for $25 and a Nest of Turtles (25 turtles) for $100.
All turtles will race in Lake Norman on a closed-circuit race course. Personal watercraft will be on hand to aid Mother Nature, ensuring the currents push the turtles toward the finish line. Thousands of plastic turtles are expected to compete for the prizes.
Top winners will receive prizes, thanks to donations from Charlotte Motor Speedway, Great Wolf Lodge, Midtown Sundries, Racing Electronics, Just Plain Country, FGX International and other companies.
For more details, or to buy turtles, visit www.lakenormanturtlerace.com.