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Great Cardboard Sled Race puts creativity to the test

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

Forget the toboggans and snow tubes. 

Cardboard sleds will work just fine, as dozens of Rochester kids proved Sunday.

The 5th annual "Great Cardboard Sled Race" pitted 19 teams of four against one another to see whose sled could slide down the hills of Rochester's Golf and Country Club the farthest and the fastest. 

Judges also gave out awards for best sled design. 

Participants had to make their sleds out of only cardboard, paint, glue, and tape. 

The Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester organized the event to help kids learn new skills.     

"The things that kids learn and families learn together is things like cooperation, collaboration, creativity, and also just being able to connect together which is all skills that we also feel are acquired through some of the exhibits and experiences that we provide and Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester," said Becca Stiles-Nogosek, Development Events Manager. 

There was also a competition for adults only. 

The cardboard sled race is an official Rochester Winterfest event, which runs through February 18th.

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