February 26th, 2022
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- Each team must
consist of 5 members and a shopping cart. All members must be at least
21 years of age. At all times, 4 people must be attached to and running
with the cart. The fifth
person needs to be in, on, or pushing the cart. You can
positions if you'd like during the race, but you will always have to have
all five members attached to or touching the cart. You choose who does
what. We encourage all
riders to wear a bike helmet, especially if they will be riding *IN* the
cart. All 5 members of the team must be in some sort of physical contact
with the cart at all times other than when it is stopped (checkpoints,
- Any regular shopping cart is acceptable. Children-sized and toy carts
You are responsible for your own cart. A bike lock might be a good idea.
It would be very hard to win if you can't find your cart after a
You can make modifications to your shopping cart with restrictions.
- All race carts need to ride on the original 4 hard rubber caster
wheels it was made with. You can not substitute any other kind of wheels
such as pneumatic or anything else.
- Every bit and piece of your cart must be accounted for. You can
your race cart apart, but every single piece needs to be reattached
somewhere on your cart.
- You cannot make a cart that is designed to inflict pain or
pose a hazard to other racers.
- Your cart cannot be motorized. It has to be 100% human
- You can grease the wheels, add platforms, etc.
You must follow all traffic laws. Do not run red lights. Do not go the
wrong way down one way streets. Yield to all pedestrians. Further, be
polite when you are at the checkpoints and pitstops. There will be people
there that aren't having as much fun as you, and will resent you for
spilling your fun on them.
You cannot push other teams into traffic or pedestrians. This race is
about fun, not about lawsuits. Any team causing pedestrians or other
teams to be put into harm's way will be disqualified.
Your entire team must remain at each checkpoint for the full 20 minutes.
We will not tell you when your 20 minutes is up, but don't try to leave
before telling the marshall. If your team isn't clocked in *AND* clocked
out, you may end up disqualified.
Shenanigans are allowed, but if your skull-duggery causes any serious
physical injuries, you will be disqualified. If you get caught fighting
or scuffling with other teams, you will be disqualified. If the police
see you fighting, you'll probably be arrested.
Team members must be on foot at all times. No bikes, scooters,
rollerblades, skateboards, rollerskates, etc. are allowed. We shouldn't
have to mention it, but no other sort of transportation can be used
either. (No pickup trucks, etc).
After the race, you must take your shopping cart away and dispose of it
properly. This might mean returning it to a parking lot where it can hang
out with its family. That would be a good idea.
Any team caught using any sort of human or animal biological waste
will be immediately ejected from the event and every member of that team
will be permanantly banned from ever participating again. This applies
"unofficial" team members as well. Don't have your friend do something
for you in order to avoid getting booted!
Anything that will cause personal harm to living creatures (fellow
participants, plants, etc.) are hereby prohibited. Basically, we're
talking about spray paint, expanding foam (great-stuff), spray glue and
stuff like that. If getting it in your eyes will win you a trip to the
hospital, or getting it in your hair will win you a trip to the barber,
leave it at home.
Bar Checkpoints will now have designated "Cart Corrals", an area near the bar in which
your team will leave your cart. If your cart is not within the designated area when
checking in, you will be penalized.
If you have alcohol with you along the race, keep it discreet, AND DO NOT bring into
Bars/Restaurants. If you're caught bringing alcohol into the bar, you will be disqualified.
If you purchase a drink at the Bar/Restaurant, DO NOT take your drink outside the
entrance of the Bar/Restaurant. We all know not do this, so just don't do it, otherwise
you will be disqualified from the race. These Bars/Restaurants are gracious enough to
host us and give you guys specials, so we don't need them to lose their liquor license over
something stupid you did. Plus, we want to be invited back in the future.
Don't be a douche!! People put lots of time into designing their carts/costumes. Don't
destroy these art pieces. Don't get physical (unless it's the kind that usually takes place in
bed). Don't do something stupid that leads to us having to create more rules.
Finally, this *is* a race, in that there will be a winner. Really
though, we're all here to have some fun on an otherwise boring Winter
Saturday. Do not break any laws, and do not cause any harm to yourself or
to any others. It's all about getting out there, getting silly, falling
on your ass and laughing. We do not expect you to remain sober. Indeed,
we expect people will get a bit knackered throughout the race. There are
no prizes for drunkeness, but it could be pretty damn funny. We
absolutely hate the idea of people getting in their motor vehicles while
drunk, so don't even think about doing that.
There will be referees along the route to disqualify cheaters. Nobody
likes a cheater. Seriously, that's how feelings get hurt, fights start,
lovers cheat, and great-grandparents roll over in their graves. Don't
cheat and don't hurt anybody and you'll have a great time!