2019 Festivus Sled Race

Our 11th annual Festivus was our best year yet!! Thank you, Battle Creek, for an amazing turnout! With over 700 people in attendance and 65 sleds this year, the weather worked out perfectly for us to watch a wide array of sleds ripping down the hill.

From P51 Mustang jet fighters to giant Gold Fishes, even a huge Pop Tart, the creativity of the sleds each year never ceases to amaze. In the end, we handed out 12 of our signature handcrafted trophies along with BCMAMS merchandise and a brand new to toboggan.

We have to say a big thank you to Leila Arboretum for their 11 years of partnership. Scott Wright's chili and Cafe Rica's coffee kept everyone warm. Territorial Brewing Company generously donated delicious beer for us all to enjoy. Gardner Brothers Landscape was on standby to deliver snow again for us but luckily Mother Nature brought her own this year.

The BCMAMS would like to thank all who came out and enjoyed another great year of sledding. None of this would be possible without our great community.

Festivus 2018


The 10th Annual Festivus Cardboard Sled Race was a huge success! The Event had a great turnout with approximately 500 people in attendance and nearly 60 sleds. Because father winter didn’t fully cooperate, our trusty friends at Gardner Brother Landscape shipped in some snow so our participants could have a slipping and sliding good time.

We gave away over 20 prizes including many hand carved wooden trophies, gift certificates from Malia Mediterranean Bistro and other eateries alike, a Sprout Box raffled off, and some BCMAMS Merchandise to name a few.

Although the snow wasn’t plentiful, this year’s range of eclectic sleds certainly were. Ranging from a Crayola crayon to a detail oriented Funny car dragster, this year’s sleds did not disappoint. We hung out, ate chili, drank beer, stayed warm by the camp fires, and laughed until our bellies hurt. This year’s event was one of the best and would not have been possible without the help of many community partners.

We would like to thank Leila Arboretum for their 10-year partnership in this and other events that we co-sponsor. Atlas distributing and Territorial Brewing Co. for their help in donating and distributing the beverages. Black Market Smoke House did a great job, as always, making his signature chili recipes for the participants enjoyment. Lastly, we want to give a HUGE thank you to all the community members and participants that made a cardboard sled or just came out and enjoyed a fun winter day with us.


Festivus 2018

“Name's Festivus, Nice to meet you." This is our longest running event. We first hit the slopes in 2009 and have been back ever since. We live in Michigan, and this is our winter event to show our appreciation for the all the season.

How it works:
Build a sled, using cardboard or any other paper product. Put it together using any type of adhesive you want: tape, glue, stain and rubber cement. These are the only products allowed on the construction of your sled. Paint, color, stain, tape your sled however you want. No props can be used for the structure. Costumes are welcomed.

There will be food and beverages for sale. Trophies will be awarded in categories for adults and children. Warming areas and merchandise are always available. Participation is FREE! This event supports the BCMAMS and the Leila Arboretum.

Saturday Febru-hairy 3, 2018

Sled Registration 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sled Races begin at 1:45 PM

Tons of Trophies - Food and Beverage

Leilea Arboretum - 928 W. Michigan Ave.

• Make a cardboard sled

• Race it

• Get Beer

• Music

• It'll be amazing!

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