Cardboard Box Derby Rules

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Cardboard Box Derby Rules


1. Sleds can only be made out of cardboard, duct tape, paint and zip ties.
2. All sleds must be registered in advance by March 11th via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information;

  • Name of sled
  • Name of riders on the sled

3. Sleds must have a minimum of 2 riders. 
4. Sleds must be named.
5. Sleds can begin to check in at designated sled pit area for sled inspection at 9:30 AM.  All sleds must be present in the pit area by 11:30 AM for judging.
6. Participants must be at least 6 years old and 42” tall.
7. All riders must wear a helmet.
8. Keep it tasteful and clean.  Other than that, anything goes!

Race Format

1. Two sled heats, double elimination
2. Winner of each heat qualifies
3. Loser of each heat gets a second chance to qualify
4. All qualifying sleds will move into a bracket; the winner moves on. The loser is eliminated until we have a winner
5. Sleds will need to be durable enough for multiple heats.

Prizes awarded for both the race champion and the most creative sled.
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