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2017 Cardboard Boat Race

15th Annual "What Floats Your Cardboard Boat" Race

Saturday, August 19th
Mastodon Lake, Phillips Park, Aurora

Come join us as we kick off our fundraising efforts in support of our many social service and community partnerships!  Family friendly fun, community support and a ton of fun are in store.  Boats made entirely of cardboard will race a course around Mastodon Lake, Phillips Park in Aurora.  The event will include food, children's games and activities, agency tables, giveaways, raffles, awards and more!  Don't miss out on the most spectacular sinking!

Want to see what were talking about? 
Check out our video from last year's boat race below - you don't want to miss out on all the fun!

Register online or download our registration form here.  Click here to download the complete Cardboard Boat Race Registration packet including rules and regulations.

Need ideas on how to build your own cardboard boat?  Click on our Boat Building Basics guide for all the information you need to build your cardboard boat and keep it afloat!  Need cardboard?  Many thanks to the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry who will provide free sheets of cardboard to all boat builders.  You may pick up cardboard on Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. (except Wednesday, July 5th).

For more information, please contact Deborah at

Race Day Schedule
Volunteer Check-in: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Boater Check-in 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Captain/Crew Safety Briefing 9:45 a.m.
Press Briefing/People’s Choice Awards Judging 10 a.m.
First Race 10:30 a.m.

Awards & Trophies at Noon