Saturday 18 February 2017
Winter Carnival & Cardboard Box Race

A great day of fun activities is planned for the entire family including a special visit from "Suzy Q the balloon animal artist and face painter"!!  Please check back for more details as they become available.

You won't want to miss our famous Cardboard Box Race - make a sled or be a spectator - either way you're sure to have a blast!!  Line up at 3pm to have your decorated box judged by the experts at Alpine Haus in Wethersfield.  The race begins at 4pm.  Prizes will be awarded for the Best Construction, Fastest Time, and Overall Presentation (costumes are encouraged).  The Grand Prize Winner will take home $100 in Cash and a Trophy.  Prizes and giveaways provided to all participants.

Rules for all Cardboard Box Racers:

-All participants must have a valid lift ticket or season pass and a helmet.

-You may participate individually or in teams, but the total weight carried in the box cannot exceed 400 lbs or 4 competitors.  Each box is allowed up to 3 race starting assistants.

-Due to the popularity of this event and time constraints, we need to limit the number of boxes registered to 40.  Race Waivers may be filled out the day of the race but early registration is recommended to ensure your place in the event.

-Signed registrations will be accepted at Mount Southington Guest Services.  Every participant is required to sign a Race Release Waiver.  Those under 18 years of age must have a Parent/Guardian signature on the Race/Registration Waiver.

-Final signed registrations must be received by 11am the day of the event.  NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!

-Helmets are required.

-The size of each vehicle is limited too; 7ft long, 5ft wide, & 7ft tall.

-All vehicles must be built solely of cardboard, tape, glue, paint, and paper.  No industrial pressed cardboard, plastic, wood, staples, rope, twine, or wire will be permitted.

-Cardboard vehicles must have a front, rear, and at least 2 sides.

-No waxing the bottom of your cardboard box, however tape is acceptable.

-To qualify for prizes at least one box rider must complete the race course.

-Each team is responsible to clearing and removing their vehicle from Mount Southington Ski Area.

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