Cardboard Sled Derby
Saturday, February 29, 2020
From 2:00pm until 7:30pm
Royal Mountain Ski Area
3072 RT-10, Johnstown, New York
Cardboard Sled Racing Derby will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 2:00pm until 7:30pm at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake, New York!
Royal Mountain Ski Area is proud to host the annual Cardboard Sled Derby on Saturday February 29, 2020. Sign up’s begin at 2:00pm and go until 4:00pm.
Races start at 4:30. You can pre-register on February 22nd and 23rd from 11:00am until 1:00pm.
Cost for participation is $15 per sled. (Benefits Royal Mountain Ski Patrol).
For questions and more information you can contact Royal Mountain Ski Area via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (518) 835-6445. You can also visit their event page.
Class I: age 11 and under
Class II: 12 to 20 years old
Class III: 21 and older
Teams will compete in the age bracket of the oldest team member. Pusher does not have to meet age guidelines if they are not riding in the sled.
1. Only cardboard, duct tape, glue, paint, markers & crayons can be used in construction of the cardboard sleds. This includes decorations on outside. No waxed cardboard.
2. Sleds cannot be wrapped in plastic or shrink wrapped.
3. For the safety of other’s: NO wood, metal, staples, plastic, rope or wire will be permitted on a sled. That includes decorations on outside. CARDBOARD ONLY. We also don’t want these items to end up in our snow and cause harm to our skiers.
4. Keep design family friendly. No profanity allowed!
5. Inspections will take place just prior to your race when you are lined up. If you have unauthorized materials, you will be disqualified. No refund.
6. Come up with a name of your team or sled. Your name will be announced.
1. Participants are encouraged to wear helmets. Bike helmets are OK. Costumes are welcomed!
2. Push starts only. No running starts.
3. Maximum of 4 participants per sled. 3 riders and 1 pusher.
4. All sleds, parts, and participants must cross the finish line. Have to be in the sled and not walking when crossing finish line. Pusher does not have to cross the finish line unless they ride in the sled. Pusher cannot push sled across the finish line.
1. Two or more sleds race in each heat. The winner of each heat goes back to the starting line for elimination heats. We will not have timed heats. If you win a heat, you may have to race more than once. Bring tape with you for repairs.
2. Pusher’s job is to give you a push at the start line. They can jump in the sled if they want. If your sled gets stuck on the way down, they can get you going again but can’t push you across the finish line.
* Best decorated
* 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each class
Changes from last year:
Pusher can be of any age if not riding in the sled. If the pusher rides in the sled they have to meet the age group category. Last year we had families who built the sleds together and the kids wanted Dad to push. That bumped them to the adult class. This year Dad can push without bumping the kids to the adult class. Kids will race in their own age group. This is a family friendly event.
Last year we did not expect as many sleds as we had and for that reason we had difficulty keeping organized and getting sleds lined up. The battery in the microphone for the PA system went dead. We have a better system this year. Each class will have stickers that are color coded and numbered. They will run in a numerical order.
All kids will go first. Class 1 will complete all races with winner announced before we move to class 2, etc. Adults will race last. Prizes will be given at the end of each class.
We have a better speaker system to allow you to hear us.
We will be using a bracket system. It will be posted for all spectators and racers to see.