Category: Races


Compiled and Edited by E.Z. Pace, DMC member.

Who needs the excitement . . . the danger . . . and expense of Formula 1 racing . . . or horse racing . . . or running with bulls? We don’t.

There are alternatives — calmer races — that we get our adrenaline rushes from and want to tell you about.

We’ve arranged the races on the order of speed. There are some close calls, however — For example, book carts and shopping trolleys probably race at about the same speed.

Links to categories of races covered:

  • Worms
  • Snails & Slugs
  • Turtles and Tortoises
  • Gold Fish
  • Ferrets
  • Book Carts
  • Rubber Ducks
  • Hamsters
  • Pigeons
  • Shopping Tolleys/Carts
  • Lawnmowers
  • Milk Floats
  • Donkey Carts
  • Submarines
  • Trabants

27th World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

July 27, 2013 — Herber Springs, Arkansas •  Races begin at 10:00 a.m. •  The Captain’s Award will be given to the most creative team and boat •  Some of the boats are engineering marvels — they compete for the coveted Pride of...

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Compiled and Edited by E.Z. Pace, Member DMC   Who needs the excitement . . . the danger . ....

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2024 DMC calendar

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“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness”

~ Albert Einstein

“The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer”

~ Edward R. Murrow

“Slow motion gets you there faster”

~ Hoagy Carmichael

“While it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfilment in being ordinary”

~ Marilyn Thomsen

“We’re giving a good name to a four-letter word — dull”

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~ Will Rogers

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