Cardboard Sled Races

Saturday, January 22, 2022 * Midland City Forest

1:00 p.m. Class 1 (Riders 10U)  

2:00 p.m. Class 2 (Riders 11-17)

3:00 p.m. Class 3 (Family Class/18+)

Do you have what it takes to be king of the hill? Midland Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the 2nd annual Midland Midwinter Chill Cardboard Sled Races at City Forest!

The races will take place on Saturday, January 25 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Midland City Forest, 2840 E. Monroe Road, Midland. The schedule of events is as follows:

1 p.m. – Class I (Riders 10U)

2 p.m. – Class 2 (Riders 11-17)

3 p.m. – Class 3 (Riders 18+ and families)

Event format is single elimination. Awards will be given for the “King of the Hill” in each class and division, as well as Best Dressed and Most Spirited in each class.

New in 2022, we have updated our event to let your creative genius run wild See below on definitions for each division.

  • Original category – Sleds made using cardboard, duct tape and glue; just the basics.
  • Catch-all category – In addition to cardboard, glue, duct tape, other forms of tape and paint, supplementary soft material items may be used to enhance the aesthetics of the sled. Visit for specific sled requirements and racing rules. 

Pre Register for the cardboard sled races by Thursday, January 21. There will be registration of the day of the event if space allows.

For more information, visit or contact the Midland Parks and Recreation Department at 989-837-6930 or by email at

2019 Event Photos

Contact Us

  1. Marcie Post, Asst. Dir. of Public Services

    Email Marcie Post

    Municipal Service Center
    4811 N Saginaw Road
    Midland, MI 48640

    Phone: 989-837-6930
    Phone: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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