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Stephen S. McDaniel, Director

News Release: February 23, 2017


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Media Contact: Samantha Smith 304-957-9364 Samantha.Smith@wv.gov

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Paulita Cousin, Blackwater Falls State Park 304-259-5216 Paulita.L.Cousin@wv.gov

Despite warm weather, the Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Races are on at Blackwater Falls State Park Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

DAVIS, W.Va. – Snow-making equipment at Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County is defying the unseasonably warm weather and will make the annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Races possible as scheduled this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

“We expect to be able to push out enough snow to open the part of the sled run where we do the races,” said Blackwater Falls State Park Supt. Matthew Baker.

The fifth annual Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race will begin at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Favorite Super-heroes and Super-villains.” Participants are required to design and build a person-powered sled using only corrugated cardboard and duct tape. The race is open to any age participant. There is a $1 fee per sled, with up to five team members per sled. Awards will be presented to the winners of various categories.

Later Saturday evening, guests are invited to the Saturday Night Appalachian Dance and Party at Blackwater Lodge, starting at 7:30 p.m. Noted dance caller Lou Maiuri and the Appalachian Cloggers will be featured for this free event.

Information about the race and other activities at Blackwater Falls State Park is available at www.blackwaterfalls.com or by calling 304-259-5216.

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Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce The 2017 Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Races at Blackwater Falls State Park will be held Saturday, Feb. 25
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce The 2017 Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Races at Blackwater Falls State Park will be held Saturday, Feb. 25.