The 10th Annual Festivus Cardboard Sled Race was a huge success! The Event had a great turnout with approximately 500 people in attendance and nearly 60 sleds. Because father winter didn’t fully cooperate, our trusty friends at Gardner Brother Landscape shipped in some snow so our participants could have a slipping and sliding good time.
We gave away over 20 prizes including many hand carved wooden trophies, gift certificates from Malia Mediterranean Bistro and other eateries alike, a Sprout Box raffled off, and some BCMAMS Merchandise to name a few.
Although the snow wasn’t plentiful, this year’s range of eclectic sleds certainly were. Ranging from a Crayola crayon to a detail oriented Funny car dragster, this year’s sleds did not disappoint. We hung out, ate chili, drank beer, stayed warm by the camp fires, and laughed until our bellies hurt. This year’s event was one of the best and would not have been possible without the help of many community partners.
We would like to thank Leila Arboretum for their 10-year partnership in this and other events that we co-sponsor. Atlas distributing and Territorial Brewing Co. for their help in donating and distributing the beverages. Black Market Smoke House did a great job, as always, making his signature chili recipes for the participants enjoyment. Lastly, we want to give a HUGE thank you to all the community members and participants that made a cardboard sled or just came out and enjoyed a fun winter day with us.
THANK YOU BATTLE CREEKERS!
“Name's Festivus, Nice to meet you." This is our longest running event. We first hit the slopes in 2009 and have been back ever since. We live in Michigan, and this is our winter event to show our appreciation for the all the season.
How it works:
Build a sled, using cardboard or any other paper product. Put it together using any type of adhesive you want: tape, glue, stain and rubber cement. These are the only products allowed on the construction of your sled. Paint, color, stain, tape your sled however you want. No props can be used for the structure. Costumes are welcomed.
There will be food and beverages for sale. Trophies will be awarded in categories for adults and children. Warming areas and merchandise are always available. Participation is FREE! This event supports the BCMAMS and the Leila Arboretum.
Saturday Febru-hairy 3, 2018
Sled Registration 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sled Races begin at 1:45 PM
Tons of Trophies - Food and Beverage
Leilea Arboretum - 928 W. Michigan Ave.
• Make a cardboard sled
• Race it
• Get Beer
• It'll be amazing!