Fast & Furious Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Racing

It’s the 8th Annual Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race at Blackwater Falls State Park. Falling on Leap Year, the 2020 theme is Fast & Furious Fun.

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 8th 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. Awards for best design and team spirit. 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.
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: $1.00-$2.00 per Sled (5 team members or less).

Team Awards:
Tip Top Award to most theme-based visually appealing sled to judges
Spirit Award to team having the most “fun” and sportsmanship
Speed Award to the best overall team time on downhill descent

Participation:
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 less
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!

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Event Details

  • Start Date: February 29, 2020

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