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Annual Cardboard Sled Race is back!

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Cardboard sleds will be taking over the Rochester Golf & Country club this Sunday for the 4th Annual Cardboard Sled Race! 

Right now preparations are underway so the sleds will be ready for this weekend.  

"The sleds are all different kinds of things," said Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester Development and Marketing Manager, Karen Cook. "There are very basic ones, simply a cardboard box that's painted. They're are very intricate ones. We've had ones that are submarines, we've had ones that are the death star from Star Wars. We've had a bakery truck and a school bus."

Although it may seem like this event is for the kids, it's definitely not just for them. 

"It is for all ages," said Cook. "It truly is a family activity so anybody can ride down in a sleigh together. However to create it, it typically takes an adult and some kids together to use their ingenuity to make that sled and truly use a lot of different skills. We like to think that they're using some stem skills, science, technology, engineering and math, to create that and, of course, art as well because they have to design it." 

The Cardboard Sled Race is part of WinterFest.

There will be a winner for the fastest time but there will also be winners for best team spirit and best design. 

"Each participant talks to judges about how they created their sled and the kids are just beaming ear to ear about why they choose the design or why they did a certain thing," said Cook. 

The event is Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Rochester Golf & Country Club. Registration starts at 12:30 pm and the races will be from 1-3 pm. 

The cost is $15 per sled.
Proceeds benefit Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester.

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