Casket Racing Teams Sought for CDRC’s Oct. 28 Scarecrow Fest Race

 Casket Racing Teams are wanted for this year’s Casket Race to be held Oct. 28 during Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition’s (CDRC) Scarecrow Fest.

This is a great way to raise money for yourselves or possibly a charity that you want to help out. The first prize is $500 and the second prize is $250. Most creative casket wins $100. This is a fun way to have some friendly competition and win big, too.

Each team must make/build/procure a “casket” that fits within specific sizes comparable to a real casket (you can even race real caskets) and then stick a living stiff or ghost, the rider, in it. The riders aren’t allowed to have any sort of steering mechanism, just like a real dead person in a casket. They will be at the mercy of their friends and loved ones to get them to their finish line safely.

Each casket team is allowed four runners which must propel and steer the casket using no more or less than four handles. No ropes or chains may be used. Teams will then race head-to-head on Main Street from the corner of North to Monroe Street and back until eventually a winner is crowned.

So get your team revved up! To be part of this great event, contact Diane at 214-6581.