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runningThis year’s Cooter Race is planned to be bigger than last year’s. The Allendale County Spring "Cooter" Fest and the Carolina Cooter Race Committee will offer bleacher seats for the comfort of the Cooter Race fans. A “Rent a Cooter” booth will be available for those race fans unable to trap their own Cooter.

The Carolina Cooter Race will be grouped into three divisions determined by the width of the Cooter’s shell. The three divisions are:
1) Mini-Cooters: Cooters measuring 6 inches and under.
2) Modified Cooters: Cooters measuring more than 6 inches.

Cooter division heats will race until one winner is determined. At the end of the day the three division winners will race off for the grand title of “World’s Fastest Cooter” and $1000 in prize money. A trophy and $100 prize will be awarded to each division winner. There will also be a trophy awarded for the crowds choice and a $100 prize& trophy for the “Best Dressed Cooter”.

So Cooter Fans get your Cooters … Dress them up … and bring them to the Carolina “Cooter” Race, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Cooter Race Registration starts at 12:30 at the Cooter Bowl. Registration will be from 12:30 until 2:00 pm. The 32nd annual Carolina Cooter Race begins at 2:00 pm in the Cooter Bowl.