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Posted on: July 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Race To Be Held At Summit On The Park Aquatic Center

Area families are invited to participate in the Summit on the Park’s Fourth Annual Cardboard Boat Race, scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 5, 2017, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Summit on the Park Aquatic Center. 

Participants are highly encouraged to use creative teamwork to build a boat entirely out of cardboard, duct tape, and paint prior to the event.  Boat dimension requirements are that the boat should be no larger than 5.5 feet wide by 10 feet long. Cardboard boats must be built at home and then transported to the Summit to compete.  Paddles will be provided for participants and boats can be raced by a youth crew comprised of one or two individuals.  Each boat will be timed individually. Awards will be given out for: Most Creative and Fastest Boat, as well as the Titanic Award.

"We’re looking forward to another exciting competition at this year’s Cardboard Boat Race," said Brad Chiasson, Aquatic Specialist. "It’s great to see families working together and the competition takes it to a whole other level of fun. Plus, the unique engineering and creative designs make it a great event to just watch.”


Entry fees for this event are: $10 for Summit members, $15 for Canton Residents, and $20 for Non-Residents.  The Summit Boat Dock will open at 9:30 a.m., with races scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

The Summit’s Aquatic Center features a 25-yard lap pool, zero depth leisure pool, lazy river, waterslide, small sprayscape and hot tub. The Summit Swim School also offers a full complement of swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Take advantage of our daily swim lessons for: Parent/Child, Preschool, Youth and Adult.

Registration for this annual Cardboard Boat Race can be done in person at the Summit or online at  The Summit on the Park is located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI 48188. For more information about this and other upcoming events at the Summit on the Park, visit or check out our Summit on the Park Facebook page at

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