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Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race

February 27, 2021 @ 1:01 am

Blackwater Falls 9th Annual Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race is slated for a 10:00 a.m. start time. This year’s theme is STAR WARS (not Star Trek). Registration information will be available in December. In the meantime, some guides from past events remain. These may help new racers and previous participants to start preparing over the holidays.

Every tool box has it! Duct Tape. Make a sled of cardboard and duct tape and bring to the Blackwater Falls Sled Run for the 9th Annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Race. Design and construct a person-powered, corrugated cardboard sled able to withstand the downhill fun on the Blackwater Falls sled run. There are awards. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with race to follow. The goal is to have super safe sledding fun.

Materials to use in sled creation:
Cardboard/Corrugated Cardboard: extremely hard cardboard such as carpet tubing not permitted.
Duct Tape: Any style, but must be less than 50% of the total design of sled.
Paint used for decorative purposes only.
Bicycle helmet required for all riders under the age of 14. Adults encouraged to wear a helmet.
The sled needs a Team Name.
Family Friendly design and attitude
Construction materials not permitted: glue, resin, staples, plastic, string, tape or other supplies. Must be only cardboard and duct tape! Get Creative!!

Fee: minimal, under $5. Sled (5 team members or less).

Open to all ages – enter at own risk
Time for sled not counted until all team members cross finish line; participants may not push or pull sled for the entire race.
Helmets are not provided by park but each team member age 14 and under must wear a helmet during race.
A team may be required to race more than once.
No activities or pets permitted on hill during the race.
A team must consist of 5 individuals or fewer.
Must be able to demonstrate or verbalize how to stop sled.
A registration form and waiver must be completed prior to race.
All written and oral rules and regulations apply to participants and spectators.

Book a cabin for the weekend. Come prepared to have a great time! May the force be with all participants and onlookers.

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February 27, 2021
1:01 am

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