Cardboard sleds go head-to-head in annual race

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – You don’t need an expensive sled to have a good time in the snow.

In fact, just cardboard will do, as dozens of families proved in Rochester on Sunday.

The Great Cardboard Sled Race challenged kids and their parents to make a sled from scratch, using only cardboard, tape, paint, and glue.

Sunday afternoon those sleds were put to the test at the Rochester Golf and Country Club.

Cardboard trophies were awarded for categories like fastest sled, longest distance traveled, and best design.

Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester organizes the race each year.

“This really speaks to everything that we’re about at the museum,” said Beth Sherden, the museum’s director. “It’s bringing families together to do things and participate with one another and learn about each other, as well as sparking that creativity and innovation which is one of the cornerstones of our mission here in Rochester.”

A total of 24 sleds were registered for the competition, and most had at least a couple children riding in each one, and tired parents pushing them to the finish line.

Erin O'Brien

Erin O'Brien

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