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Annual Cardboard Classic - Lansing

Presented by LCC Radio 89.7 and Gier Community Center

  Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
  Time: Doors open for registration at 1pm - races start at 2pm
  Entry Fee: $5 per sled (Proceeds benefit Gier Community Center and LCC Radio)
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  Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall Street, Lansing, MI, 517-483-4313
  More about Gier Community Center

What's the Cardboard Classic?

Each year WLNZ sponsors the Cardboard Classic event held at Gier Community Center. Contestants enter sleds made entirely of cardboard, paper, tape and glue, with designs only limited by the designer's imagination. Previous years' entries have included sleds designed as Viking ships, tanks, Scooby's Mystery Machine, a killer squid, airplanes and even a bowl of chicken soup.

This is not meant to be a highly competitive event. The main goal is to have fun with friends and family and enjoy Michigan's beautiful winters. All of the sleds are raced down the hill outside Gier Community Center, with each sled competing against the clock. The sleds are also judged on design, and awards are given out in the various categories.

Rules & Regulations:

  • It is not required, but all sled racers are encouraged to wear helmets
  • Sled construction should consist primarily of cardboard, glue, and/or duct tape
  • The bottom of sled should consist of only cardboard, glue, duct tape, and paint or whatever is used to color the sled - no Styrofoam, plastic, or any other type of material should be used
  • Additional soft material items may be used to enhance to the aesthetics of the sled (ie. cellophane, yarn, limited amounts of sheets/fabric) but majority of the sled must consist of cardboard material
  • Hard items that could be dangerous to you or other event participants should not be used The following items absolutely CAN NOT be used : wood, glass, metal, plastics, and foil
  • You can enter a sled in more than one race -- it is $5 per race entered
  • More than one racer can ride a sled during a race; provided the sled can safely carry all racers
  • Racers are allowed to receive a "push off" at the top of the hill
  • LCC Radio and Gier Community Center may amend these rules and regulations as needed

Cardboard Classic sponsors:

LCC Radio LCC Radio  LCC Radio Audio Logic DJ

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