2017 Pushcart Derby

Pushcart Kids Racing

Join us on Saturday, September 9th for the Ninth Annual Waite Park Pushcart Derby!
Teams from all over Northeast Minneapolis will have a chance to take home the title of Pushcart Champion as well as a total of $400* in prize money! Stick around after the Derby for food, music and games for the kiddies (including a bouncy castle).

How do I build a push cart?

Maybe you're thinking, "How do I build a pushcart?" - we've got you covered. Below is a sample diagram for building a push cart, but don't stop there. Get creative! The only additional requirement for the cart, which is not shown on the sample diagram, is that it must have some form of seat belt or straps to secure the driver to the cart. Please note this when working on your final design - no carts will be admitted to the race without a seat belt.

Download a PDF on Push Cart Building Basics:

The day of the race

Check-in begins at 11:00 am
Preliminary Races begin at Noon

Each team must consist of one driver and two pushers. Three team members total. Team members must be 10 years old or older to compete on team - under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian's signed permission. No sandals or flip flops; all team members must wear closed-toed shoes. All entrants must have signed waivers on file with the race organizers prior to competition.

Official Registration

Download the Official Rules and Registration Form Here:
WP Pushcart Derby Info-pack 2017.pdf

Registration Fee: NONE - WAIVED FOR 2017 RACE (A $20.00 value)

Please mail your completed registration form by September 5th, 2017** to: Waite Park Community Council, ATTN: Pushcart Derby, P.O. Box 18476, Minneapolis, MN 55418.

*$200 for 1st place in the race, $100 for 2nd place in the race, 3rd place in the race will receive a Waite Park swag bag. The winner for Most Creative Pushcart Design will receive $100. If a pushcart team uses a WPCC provided pushcart, any winnings must be donated to a non-profit organization that serves Northeast Minneapolis. Swag bag prizes are not redeemable for cash.

**Registrations will also be permitted the morning of the event, but we appreciate your preregistration in order to better prepare.


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