SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – On Saturday afternoon, Siouxlanders across town got creative and crafty by constructing pieces of cardboard into sleds.
The Rivercade Homemade Cardboard Sled Race has excited Siouxlanders for 17 years.
For the second year in a row, Cone Park hosted the winter event.
Contestants of all ages registered for the event.
For the younger kiddos, a bunny hill race was held at the park.
Up at the top of the Cone Park hill, a larger race took place for the kids at heart.
About 45 homemade sleds of all shapes and sizes were entered in the races.
“If you’ve looked at the sleds there’s a lot of whimsy and the design of them and some of the silliest ones are the ones built by the grownups,” says Richard Hettinger, a member of the Sioux City Noon Sertoma Club.
During the event, The Sioux City Musketeers joined in on the afternoon fun.
“The Musketeers had a skate with the fans and kids out here at Cone Park and we got to go down the sleds on the hill really quick and then we have a cardboard box race that looks pretty cool here ,” says Matt Miller, The Sioux City Musketeers Forward.
Organizers say that they registered participants from ages five to fifty two.