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Cardboard Sled Derby Official Rules

Cardboard Sled Derby

Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Cannonsburg

6800 Cannonsburg Road, Belmont, MI

Sponsored by Miller Lite

Registration and Race Times:

  • Registration begins at 2:30pm
  • Judging of sleds begins at 3pm
  • Races begin at 4pm

Rules and Regulations:

  • You may only use cardboard, tape or paint to build your sled
  • Your sled must pass inspection in order to be allowed on the hill
  • Your sled must be free of sharp edges, pointy objects, or any other feature that may be deemed dangerous.
  • You may not use tar based substances, epoxy glue, fiberglass resin, glues that harden into solids,
  • You may not use screws or any sort of mechanical fasteners, nails, staples
  • Only seams and joints may be taped, not the entire sled
  • Your sled may not be wrapped in plastic, tape, shrink wrap or anything else
  • You must be able to stop your sled. Keep this important feature in mind when designing and building your sled.
  • No fighting or snow ball throwing will be permitted
  • Other teams or spectators who purposely try to harm a participants race time will be immediately ejected without a refund
  • Each team must fill out and sign a liability release form upon team check in


  • The pilot must read and understand all of the rules to register their sled
  • All riders must read and understand the rules
  • If you do not pass inspection, you will not be allowed to participate and your registration fee will not be refunded
  • All sled riders must provide and wear protective head gear
  • No more than two riders will be permitted on any one sled
  • To qualify as a finisher, you must be in or on your sled rather than chasing it or being chased by it as you cross the finish line
  • At the end of the finish line there will be bonus spots. If any teams hit the bonus spots, they will receive the following:
    • Bonus Spot 50 (2) – 3 seconds off finish time
    • Bonus Spot 100 – 5 seconds off finish time

Awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place will be awarded

  • Fastest Time
  • Best Costume/Sled Creativity
  • Best Crash (1st place only)

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