February 23, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mt. Holly Ski & Snowboard Resort
13536 S. Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442 United States

Additional Information

Time for a little fun on the slopes.  Join us on Saturday, February 23rd for the first annual “Tim Horton’s Cardboard Classic Sled Race” presented by Banana 101.5  Grab a friend and start constructing your very own cardboard sled to tear up the hillside.  There will be cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights for the top sleds.

The “Tim Horton’s Cardboard Classic” is definitely going to be an event you are not going to want to miss.  We’ve taken over one of the slopes at Mt. Holly and are looking for teams of two to fight for the title of “Kings of the Mountain.”  We’ve also brought back our friends at Black Tie Productions to play some tunes and keep the party going. Tim Horton’s will also be onsite handing out free coffee to participants and spectators in their special edition “roll up cups” where every cup is a winner at an area Tim Horton’s location. Auto Pride Collision will also be on-site to help sleds that needs some repair work after the first run.

Check out all the details below.

  • When:  Saturday, February 23rd (Registration Opens at 12:30pm; Judging of sleds begins at 1:30pm; races start at 2:00pm
  • Where:  Mt. Holly, (13536 S. Dixie Highway in Holly, MI)
  • Cost:  $15 entry fee per each team of two
    • Stop by the Banana Studios Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm to pay your admission fee and receive your sled “starter kit” which includes Banana decals and a 80″ X 105″ piece of corrugated cardboard to get you started.  Starter Kits are courtesy of Landaal Packaging
    • It is an all ages event, but all contestants must sign a waiver (contestants 17 and under must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.)
    • Complimentary helmets will be available for use
  • Construction Materials:  
    • Only cardboard, tape, glue, wax, and paint can be used to build your sled.  (You can use any kind of tape or glue)
    • NO WOOD, PLASTIC, OR METAL ALLOWED.  Any additional or unapproved materials will be cause for disqualification of the sled. Sleds will be checked with a metal detector.
  • Sled specs:
    • For safety, each sled MUST have a braking system (feet are allowed.)
    • The sled can be as big/small as you like as long as two riders can fit on it.
  • Prizes:  Cash prizes will be awarded to first and second place teams! First place teams will also receive a trophy and free entry into next year's race
  • Judging Categories: Each sled will be judged on the following criteria
    • Creativity of the sled
    • Best Costume/Use of Theme
    • Speed

If your sled is ready or nearing completion, get your Race Day Info here.

If your team is ready for the Classic, here are all the details…

12:30pm-2pm: Sled registration.

  • Please show up as close to 12:30 as possible. We have over 50 sleds participating in the race and we want to make this as easy as possible on you.
  • When you arrive, please go directly to the registration tent to check-in, pay (if you haven’t already), sign waivers, and get your team number.
  • After we have confirmed your sled information, your team will be assigned a “pit area” where you can display your sled for the judges and make last minute preparations for the race.

2pm: Races begin.

  • Groups of 20-25 sleds will be climbing to the top of the hill at a time. Please stay close to your sled after 2pm so you don’t miss your time to travel up the starting line.
  • Races will consist of two teams per run. After your first run, please return to your “pit area” to make any repairs or stop by the Auto Pride Collision tent to get help with your repairs.
  • Once the first heat has been completed, all sleds that are still capable of going down the hill will take their second run.

5pm’ish: Winners will be announced.

  • Once all races have been completed and the scores have been tallied, the top three winners from each category will be announced.
  • Judging Categories:
    • Speed – The top three fastest sleds will walk away with a prize. (Speed score based on the average of both heats)
    • Creativity of Sled – The three most creative sleds will win this category.
    • Costume