Stonewall Resort is “Calling all Captains” to participate in the Fourth Annual Cardboard Boat Race, to be held Saturday, August 20 on Stonewall Jackson Lake. The event is being presented by the Stonewall State Park Foundation, with the Stonewall Jackson Lake Boaters Association and Appalachian Stream Restoration as co-sponsors.
Samantha Norris, community outreach director at Stonewall Resort, said, “Gather your crew, build your cardboard boat and join us on Stonewall Jackson Lake for this unique and fun event.”
Norris said teams are to construct their vessels out of cardboard, following the rules on the registration form. On race day, teams are to have their “boats” at the Marina boat launch parking lot by 9:00 a.m. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to be cautious when driving as there will also be a triathlon occurring that morning.
Trophies will be awarded for first through third places, for best overall design and also for the most spectacular “sinking”. There is a $10 fee per boat and all boat crews will receive a t-shirt.
For event rules and registration, please visit StonewallResort.com and click on the Calendar of Events tab or call the marina at (304) 269-8895. To ensure the desired t-shirt size, participants are encouraged to register by or before August 15. There will be late registration from 8:00-9:00 a.m. the day of the event at the Marina boat launch parking lot.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the boat.
“This will be a great event for participants and spectators and we encourage all groups – Boy, Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups, 4-H groups and others – to register and compete in the race,” Norris said.