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Posted on: January 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Beat the Winter Blues at City Forest Cardboard Sled Races

A young man on a green cardboard sled raises his fist in the air on a snowy hill

January 14, 2022 - Do you have what it takes to be king of the hill? Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the 3rd annual Midland Midwinter Chill Cardboard Sled Races at City Forest!  

The races will take place on Saturday, January 22 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Midland City Forest, 2840 E. Monroe Road, Midland. The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 1 p.m. – Group A (Riders 8U)
  • 2 p.m. – Group B (Riders 19-17)
  • 3 p.m. – Group C (Riders 18+ and families) 

Awards will be given for the “King of the Hill” in each age group and division, as well as Best Dressed and Most Spirited in each division.

Divisions:

  • Original category – Sleds made using cardboard, duct tape and glue; just the basics.
  • Catch-all category – In addition to cardboard, glue, duct tape, and paint, supplementary soft material items may be used to enhance the aesthetics of the sled. Visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/chill for specific sled requirements and racing rules. 

 Preregister for the cardboard sled races online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/chill by Friday, January 21. There will be registration of the day of the event if space allows. 

For more information, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/chill or contact the Midland Parks and Recreation Department at 989-837-6930 or by email at recreation@midland-mi.org.  

 

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