Cherry Festival turtle races draw big crowds

Kids cheer on their turtle at the Turtle Races in F and M Park.

Slow and steady did win the race at the Cherry Festival turtle races in F and M park Monday.

Kids were welcome to bring their own turtle to compete or they could borrow one of the festival's for free. The first heat of the races began at three and organizers estimate the event to hold around 60 heats, the line for registration ran out of the park.

The winners of each heat competed in a final heat to find the ultimate winner.