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First-ever Fuzz 92.1 Cardboard Box Sled Derby will race down Montage Mountain in Scranton on Feb. 28

First-ever Fuzz 92.1 Cardboard Box Sled Derby will race down Montage Mountain in Scranton on Feb. 28
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From a press release:

It was announced today that the first annual Fuzz 92.1 Cardboard Box Sled Derby will be held on the snow tubing lanes of Montage Mountain in Scranton on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 9 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to gather friends and family to build their own cardboard sled to compete in a race to the finish line. The entry fee will be $40 per team or $25 for a single rider.

The sled can be constructed using only four materials: cardboard, tape, glue, and string. Added decorations that are not structural will be permitted, such as paint, Christmas lights, etc. Use of any other building materials will disqualify the sled, and judges will be going over each entry during the competition. A spot must be available to place a letter-sized number plate received upon registration.

A pair of skis, a snowboard, wheels, a cart, or other devices will be allowed to be used only to drag/push/pull the sled to the top of the snow tubing hill; they must be detached before launching in the derby run.

Getting the sled to the top of the tubing area is part of the challenge, so racers must keep that in mind while designing their sled – transporting will be necessary and their responsibility. A dedicated lane will be provided and graded to accommodate sleds being taken to the launch pad.

Kids ages 10+ and adults are encouraged to participate. A helmet is required for each sled rider.

Pre-registration, which is also required, will begin Saturday, Feb. 13. A team captain must complete an application form for the team, and each participant will be required to sign a release form. All completed forms will need to be submitted to Montage Guest Services no later than Feb. 23. More details on pre-registration will be released in the near future.

Prizes include:

Top prize
Most people in the sled to cross the finish line

  • $300
  • Four Pavilion concert tickets

Second prize
Best Montage Mountain themed sled (team only)

  • $100
  • Four airboarding vouchers
  • Four summer water park vouchers

Best Fuzz 92.1 themed sled (team only)

  • $50
  • Four Pavilion concert tickets

Fastest single person sled

  • $100
  • One Montage season pass

Most creative/best concept sled

  • To be announced

Epic fail sled (team only)

  • $50

Crossing the finish line designates a complete run from top to bottom with no restart.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.