Seafair Derby Day includes the PCC Natural Markets Seafair Milk Carton Derby and the ZICO Seafair Stand Up Paddleboard, an Urban Surf Competition!
Schedule of Events*
8:30 a.m. Registration and Inspection begins
9:30 a.m National Anthem
10 a.m All teams must be checked in
10:15 a.m. Open Category – Child, Adult, Family
10:45 a.m ArtsFund Team Challenge I - Build Begins
11 a.m. Racing Category – Child, Adult, Family
11:30 a.m. Group/Commercial Category
11:45 a.m ArtsFund Team Challenge I - Race
12 p.m Morning Race Awards
Kid’s Programming: Mooing Contest & Hula Hoop Contest
on the HomeStreet Bank Stage
12:45 p.m. ArtsFund Team Challenge II Boat Build Begins
1 p.m. Parade of Boats for Showboat Award Judging (non-racing)
1:30 p.m. Military Category
1:45 p.m. ArtsFund Team Challenge - Race
2 p.m. Racing Category FINALS – Child, Adult, Family
Open Category FINALS – Child, Adult, Family
2:45 p.m. Seafair “Battle for the Paddle”
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony at the HomeStreet Bank Stage
*All times subject to change
PCC Natural Markets Seafair Milk Carton Derby
The 45th annual PCC Natural Markets Seafair Milk Carton Derby is bigger and better than ever! Nearly 100 colorful milk carton boats of all shapes and design will compete on the waters of Green Lake for fantastic prizes and bragging rights. The Derby is highlighted by a full day of "competition" as children, adults, families and businesses build milk carton watercraft for show and racing.
Registration & Competition Categories
Racing: $25 (includes four event t-shirts)
Any craft whose design and intent is primarily speed like kayaks, surfboards and racing type catamarans will be placed in this category. This race has two sub-categories:
Youth ages 8-13
Adult ages 14 and up
Open: $25 (includes four event t-shirts)
Any style entry other than racing, military or commercial. This category is for entries where design took precedence over speed in the construction. It is still however a race to the finish. This race has three sub-categories:
Youth: ages 8-13
Adult: ages 14 and up
Family: Kids up to age 13 with at least one adult
Military: $25 (includes four event t-shirts)
A special category for our military community, at least one crew member of the milk carton craft must be active duty military.
-A trophy for one year display will be awarded to the military race winner.
-A prize will be awarded to the military race entry judged to have the best design.
Groups & Commercial: $250 Entry Fee
This category is for groups & commercial entries. A $250 entry gives your group or company the opportunity to race with a company name, logo or slogan on your vessel. Take the challenge and race to glory on the formidable waters of Seattle’s Green Lake. A minimum of 100 half-gallon cartons or their equivalent is required. This category is not eligible for Showboat or other major prize drawings. Entries must meet the conditions of the Open Category. Each group/commercial participant will receive an official Milk Carton Derby T-shirt.
The ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Award: Follow your inspiration and showcase your creativity! The ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Award highlights our community’s innovation and artistry. All Showboat entries are eligible for the ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Award, and prizing is offered in 3 categories: Youth, General and Military. Join ArtsFund in celebrating creativity at the Milk Carton Derby and set your imagination afloat!
About PCC Natural Markets
PCC Natural Markets began as a food-buying club of 15 families in 1953. Today, it's the largest consumer-owned natural food retail co-operative in the United States. PCC has nine stores in the Puget Sound region and is owned by nearly 49,000 members who shop (along with thousands of non-members) in our neighborhood locations and value our commitment to: preserving high-quality food standards, supporting local, sustainable agriculture, celebrating food, educating consumers, embracing sustainability and building community.
Also taking place at Seafair Derby Day...
ZICO Seafair Stand Up Paddleboard, an Urban Surf Competition
Back for the second year, the ZICO Seafair Stand Up Paddleboard competition will include novice and advanced individual races for men and women, and a team relay race. Free demonstrations by the expert Urban Surf staff will be available all day at the event in the SUP area, supported by reps from well-known board manufacturers.
ZICO Premium Coconut Water contains five naturally occurring electrolytes: sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. These work together to help keep your body hydrated which can help it perform at its best.
About Urban Surf
Urban Surf is your surfing, SUP, kiteboarding and skateboarding headquarters. Located next to Gas Works park, Urban Surf sells awesome apparel from Quicksilver, Volcom, Rip Curl and more. In addition, they have a complete line of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Kitesurfing, Longboarding and Surfing gear. Come on by and meet their friendly and knowledgeable staff.
HomeStreet Bank Stage Entertainment
The HomeStreet Bank will host a variety of entertainment and games throughout the day. Stay tuned for more information.
Special Thank You
The Seafair Boat Club includes more than 2,000 volunteers that support the water-oriented activities of Seafair. The club oversees water activities and safety at the Seafair Milk Carton Derby, Seafair Weekend Featuring the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup & Boeing Seafair Air Show and the 76 Seafair Special Holiday Cruise.
Albert Lee Appliance, Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW, AM 880 KIXI Music - As Cool Now As It Was Then, ArtsFund, Busby Junk Removal, HomeStreet Bank, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, MOVIN 92.5 All The Hits!, Oberto, PCC Natural Markets, PODS, Seattle Magazine, Starbucks, TalkingRain Beverage Company, The Boeing Company, The New Click 98.9 - Modern Music, Today’s Warm 106.9 FM, Tulalip Resort Casino, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, Urban Surf, ZICO Coconut Water.