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April 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
New name, same crazy race! Formerly known as the Cinciditarod, the 2016 Cinci-CART-ic Race is a wacky shopping cart competition that begins and ends on Fountain Square. Teams of five must make their way through a five mile course that spans across downtown Cincinnati—all while remaining physically attached to decorated shopping carts. All participants must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate. The cost to register is $100 per team. We’ve made some MAJOR changes to this year’s competition. Keep reading to learn more.
New This Year!
*Food Donations: Prior to the race, teams are now required to collect a minimum of 30 lbs. of food that will then be donated to FreeStore Foodbank. Teams may either drop off their food items before the race or bring them to Fountain Square on race day. Note: If you choose to drop your items off at the FreeStore Foodbank ahead of time, please be sure to obtain a donation receipt. Prizes will be awarded for the most food donated!
Race Checkpoints: Before the race, each team will receive a time-card and a list of pre-selected checkpoints. Teams must go from the starting line, to each checkpoint in the order they are listed, before returning to the finish line. However, teams are permitted to choose the route they take between checkpoints. All teams are required to stay at each checkpoint for a minimum of 25 minutes.
Team Scoring: This year, teams will compete in various checkpoint challenges to earn prizes, not points. Challenge scores do NOT affect final race times.
– Best Time: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
– Most food donated: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (After all, this is a food drive too!)
– Best Cart and Costume
– Best Sabotage
More Information: The official competition is set for Saturday, April 2, on Fountain Square, located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Check-in begins at 11:00AM and the race begins at noon. ALL teams must check-in by 11:45AM. Have questions or comments? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
*The FreeStore Foodbank requests you do not bring items in glass jars. Items specifically requested are pasta, cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, beans, peanut butter, canned tuna, shelf stable milk (does not need to be refrigerated), canned soups, chili, macaroni & cheese. All items need to be non-perishable and shelf stable.