Rules and Regulations

Sledding Devices

1. Construction of sled

  • Your sled must pass inspection in order to be allowed on the hill.
  • Your sled must be free of sharp edges, pointy objects, or any other feature that may be considered dangerous by the inspectors. If you are unable to remove such objects from your sled, you will not be allowed to race.

2. Sled materials

  • You may use one plastic store bought sled in the construction of your sled.
  • Sleds can ONLY be built with the following materials:
    • Cardboard
    • Tape
    • Plastic trash bags
    • One plastic, store-bought sled (as a base)
    • Paint
  • You may NOT use non-corrugated cardboard, cardboard that is bonded to other materials; epoxy reinforced cardboard; or any other cardboard that raise concern. If there is any doubt, don’t use it.
  • You may NOT use glues to hold your sled together.
  • You may use tape and glues to hold your sled together.
  • You may NOT use: tar-based substances; epoxy glue; fiberglass resin; two-part varnishes or any other two-part substances; or glues that harden into solids that may be deemed dangerous or may potentially leave hazardous debris on the hill.
  • You may NOT use: screws of any sort of material; mechanical fasteners; nails; staples, or any other means of holding your sled together that may be deemed dangerous or may potentially leave hazardous debris on the hill.
  • Only seems and joints may be taped, not the whole sled.
  • Sleds may NOT be wrapped in plastic, tape, shrink wrap, or anything else.
  • You must be able to stop your sled. Keep this feature in mind when designing and building.

3. The following are NOT permitted:

  • Air horns
  • Heat producing elements
  • Projecting items into crowd
  • Liquids/ chemicals
  • Fire

Competition Rules

  • Participants must pre-register before the event is announced. The event date will be announced 24 hours in advance on Fishers Parks & Recreation's Facebook and Twitter pages, and may occur any day between January 3, 2018 and March 19, 2018.
  • All riders must have read and understand the rules and signed the liability waiver.
  • Competition categories include individual riders and teams. Team may consist of 2 to 5 members (no more than 5 occupants permitted on any one sled). Register your team now!
  • All occupants of a sled MUST provide and wear protective head gear (i.e. bicycle helmet, ski helmet, etc.)
  • All riders must have read and understand the rules and signed the liability waiver.
  • When the event is called to begin, participants will check in at Flat Fork Creek Park at the designated time. Times for check-in and races will be posted on the Fishers Parks & Recreation Facebook page.
  • Alcohol is permitted in the parking lot of the park during this event, but participants cannot consume alcohol until after their run is completed.
  • In order to qualify as a finisher, you must be in or on your sled during the ride. The sled may not ride down empty, and you may not jump out of the sled. Where you and your sled stop together will be the distance of your run.
  • All participants must be able to stop their sled. You must be able to explain or demonstrate the ability to stop your sled at the time of inspection. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • Winners will be presented with prizes at the end of the event.


  • Participants may tailgate with food and beverages in the designated tailgate zone. Beverages cannot be in glass containers.
  • Alcohol is only allowed in the tailgate zone, NOT on the sledding hill.
  • Unruly behavior will not be tolerated, and those displaying unruly behavior will be asked to leave or escorted off the property.
  • Trailers, large grills, or other vehicle attachments are not permitted.
  • Participants may use 10’ by 10’ tents.
  • All dogs must be supervised and on a leash.
  • Small grills are allowed (NO charcoal grills).
  • Please keep our park more beautiful than when you arrived. Be sure to clean up all your trash.