Dive Into the Denny's Seafair Milk Carton Derby This Sat., July 14
FREE Event at Green Lake from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The 42nd Annual Denny's Seafair Milk Carton Derby will take place on Sat., July 14! Nearly 100 colorful milk carton boats of all shapes and design will compete on the waters of Green Lake for $10,000 in prizes. The Derby is highlighted by a full day of "competition" as children, adults, families and businesses build milk carton watercraft for show and racing.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00 a.m. – UNFI Charity Challenge Build Begins
8:30 a.m. – Registration and Inspection Opens
9:30 a.m. -- National Anthem performed by Upward Bound in the Fifth Dimension
10:00 a.m. – Open Category
10:45 a.m. – Racing Category
11:15 a.m. – Group/Commercial Category
11:30 a.m. – Knighting Ceremony
12:00 p.m. – Kid’s Area Programming - Mooing and Hula Hoop Contest
12:30 p.m. – Parade of Boats for Showboat Award Judging (non-racing)
12:45 p.m. – Seafair Team Challenge Boat Build Begins
1:00 p.m. – Military Category
1:15 p.m. – UNFI Charity Challenge Race
1:30 p.m. – Seafair Team Challenge Race
1:45 p.m. – Racing and Open Category FINALS
3:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony at the Denny’s Stage
There is still time to enter! Registration opens on site at 8:30 a.m. day of!
The racing, military and open categories are complimentary to enter.
Racing - Free to Enter
Any craft whose design and intent is primarily speed like skulls, 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
Military - Free to Enter
A special category for our military community, at least one crew member of the milk carton craft must be active duty military.
Overall Winner: A trophy for one year display will be awarded to the military race winner.
Best Design: A prize will be awarded to the military race entry judged to have the best design.
Open - Free to Enter
Any style entry other that 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
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. A minimum of 100 half-gallon cartons or their equivalent is required. This category is not eligible for Showboat or other major price drawings. Entries must meet the conditions of the Open category. Each group/commercial participant will receive an official Milk Carton Derby T-shirt.
Overall Winner: The Overall winner will be awarded eight one-day passes to Seafair Weekend as well as 10% of collected entry monies donated to the non-profit of their choice.
Best Design: Best design in this category wins four one-day passes to Seafair Weekend.
Bacon buoys. Pancake paddles. Sausage sails. Build a boat taking inspiration from your favorite Denny’s dishes for a chance to win FREE Denny’s Grand Slams for a year or other great prizes. To be eligible, your boat’s design must include the Denny’s logo.
1st Place: One FREE Original Grand Slam® a week for a year for each team member. *One Free Original Grand Slam® per week for 52 weeks.
2nd Place: A $50 Denny’s Gift Card for each team member.
3rd Place: A FREE Original Grand Slam® for each team member.
Taco Time - Ride the Taco Time Northwest Crave Wave!
What do you crave in the Northwest? Taco Time would like you to sport your Northwest spirit by incorporating it into the design of your boat! Whether it’s a hike to the top of Mount Si, a trip to the top of the needle, or even just kicking back with box of Mexi-Fries, we invite you to Ride the Taco Time Crave Wave! Qualifying entries must include the Taco Time logo somewhere on the boat. Boats will be judged on Northwest spirit and creative incorporation of Taco Time.
1st place: Taco Time lunch for a year.
2nd place: $75 Taco Time Cactus Card and a goody bag full of Taco Time Northwest swag.
3rd place: $25 Taco Time Cactus Card.
Radio Disney AM 1250 – Seattle. Your Music. Your Way!
Radio Disney AM 1250 wants to know the 411 about your music – your way! Design your boat to show your favorite Radio Disney artist, song or location where you listen. We will even give you a head start with logos and graphics to download. We turned up the volume on prizes you can win with your creativity! You could be that special Radio Disney guest to join us in Los Angeles for the kick off of “N.B.T.” Anytime. Anywhere!, we love the way you listen. To qualify, you must include the Radio Disney AM 1250 logo somewhere on your boat.
1st: Trip for four to L.A. to see the Radio Disney N.B.T kickoff concert.
2nd: iPod Touch plus Radio Disney prize pack.
3rd: Radio Disney prize pack.
ACTIVITIES ON LAND
-Interactive displays and exhibits by Denny's, Radio Disney 1250 AM,Talking Rain Beverage Company, Whole Foods Market, UNFI, Holiday Inn, Smith Brothers Farms, Taco Time Northwest, Tutta Bella, Pacific Science Center, Key Arena and Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt!
-Build a mini-hydroplane at the Albert Lee Appliance booth!
-Kids Bounce House Inflatables
-Hula Hoop and Mooing Contests
-Autographs and picture opportunities with the SeaGals, Seafair Clowns & Pirates, Miss Seafair 2011 Veronica Quintero and the princesses!
-Sally and the Pigs are back! Pet baby pigs.
Denny's is one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating more than 1,600 franchised, licensed and company-owned diners worldwide, 37 of which are right here in the Seattle/Tacoma area. For further information on Denny's, please visit dennys.com.
SPECIAL THANK YOU - SEAFAIR BOAT CLUB
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 Denny's Seafair Milk Carton Derby, Seafair Weekend Featuring the Albert Lee Cup & Boeing Air Show and the Seafair & 76 Special Holiday Cruise.
DENNY'S SEAFAIR MILK CARTON DERBY SPONSORS
Denny's, UNFI, Radio Disney AM 1250, Taco Time Northwest, Whole Foods Market, The Boeing Company, Albert Lee Appliance, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Association, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Holiday Inn - Renton, Safeway, Smith Bros.