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City of Enid Announces Cardboard Boat Races for 2023


The city of Enid put out the following press release regarding the 2023 cardboard and boat races at Champlin Pool.

The City of Enid Parks and Recreation department will host the 2023 Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Race from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24th at Champlin Pool.

Boats must be made before the race and must be built from cardboard and duct tape. No additional building materials are allowed. Paddles must also be made out of cardboard and duct tape. Boats may be a maximum width of 60 inches (5ft) and a maximum length of 84 inches (7ft).

Teams must consist of four people, however, there can only be two people in the boat. All ages are welcomed, but team members 9 and younger must have an adult in the boat with them. Participants 12 and younger must have adult supervision with them. Life vests are encouraged.

There will be four awards given at the event:

  • Titanic Award – Goes to the boat who sinks in the most spectacular fashion
  • Spirit Award – Goes to the team who had the most fun
  • Best Design Award – Goes to the team with the most creative boat
  • Champion Award –Goes to the team that completes the race the fastest

For a full list of boat requirements, team racing rules, and registration form, go to

For more information, contact the Pool Manager Kim Haley at 580-616-7313