2018 Waite Park Pushcart Derby
Join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018, for the Tenth Annual Waite Park Pushcart Derby! Teams from all over Northeast Minneapolis will have a chance to take home the title of Pushcart Champion as well as a total of $400* in prize money! Stick around after the Derby for food, music and games for the kiddies (including a bouncy castle). The Pushcart Derby is a program of the Waite Park Community Council. Learn more about the council here:
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How do I build a push cart?
Maybe you're thinking, "How do I build a pushcart?" - we've got you covered. Below is a sample diagram for building a push cart, but don't stop there. Get creative! The only additional requirement for the cart, which is not shown on the sample diagram, is that it must have some form of seat belt or straps to secure the driver to the cart. Please note this when working on your final design - no carts will be admitted to the race without a seat belt.
Download a PDF on Push Cart Building Basics:
Building Support from the Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library:
Pushcart Design Planning Session facilitated by Tool Library staff at Waite Park Rec Building multipurpose room: August 8, 6-8 pm. (no charge, no registration required)
Pushcart drop-in building work sessions at the Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library (1620 Central Ave NE): August 12, 1-5 pm; August 20, 4-8 pm; and September 9, 1-5 pm. (no charge, no registration required)
The Day of the Race
Check-in begins at 11:00 am
Preliminary Races begin at Noon
Each team must consist of one driver and two pushers. Three team members total. Team members must be 10 years old or older to compete on team - under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian's signed permission. No sandals or flip flops; all team members must wear closed-toed shoes. All entrants must have signed waivers on file with the race organizers prior to competition. See the 2017 rules packet for more details.
To register your pushcart team, please complete the short form below.** There is no registration fee.
The Pushcart Derby is a program of the Waite Park Community Council. Learn more about the council here:
*$200 for 1st place in the race, $100 for 2nd place in the race, 3rd place in the race will receive a Waite Park swag bag. The winner for Most Creative Pushcart Design will receive $100. If a pushcart team uses a WPCC provided pushcart, any winnings must be donated to a non-profit organization that serves Northeast Minneapolis. Swag bag prizes are not redeemable for cash.
**Registrations will also be permitted the morning of the event, but we appreciate your preregistration in order to better prepare.
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