FRANCONIA NOTCH, New Hampshire ??вЂќ Saturday, March 12, Cannon Mountain will host its annual Crash Test Dummies race at high noon.
For this dummy-sled race, participants will create sleds outfitted with inanimate “drivers” that will race head to head in a single elimination ladder format. Ideal sleds should be created with both style and speed in mind, for a panel of judges will rate them on their aesthetics and durability, as well as speed. Previous years’ entries have ranged from bare bones to elaborate, with some dummies sashaying down the mountain in lawn chairs.
This race is more of a spectator sport because people get to peruse the sleds prior to the race and then watch the race from right outside the Peabody Base Lodge and Peabody Station Pub.
The entry fee is $5 per sled, with cash prizes for the top three winners in each of three separate categories: Best of Show, Most Original and race winner.