Saturday June 8, 2013
Oak Island Park, Wausau
Last Year's Finalists:
Water Trough - Winner- Best in Race
In case you missed the event or just want to relive the excitement, go to YouTube to watch the races or check out our photo gallery.
The Big Green Derby is on Saturday, June 8, 2013. This is a recycled boat race on the scenic Wisconsin River in Wausau. This event brings people together to celebrate our community assets, spur innovation, teamwork, creativity, and promote green living.
Our theme - Whatever Floats Your Boat means just that – as long as it’s made of reused or recycled materials, it qualifies. So get your creativity flowing to build some wacky vessels with crazy themes!
The Gist- Teams will construct boats out of recycled materials to race them from the landing bay down to the sand bar at Fern Island. Building and racing a boat is a team effort, and there’s room for everyone! Get a team together to represent your business, church or youth group, school club, family or friends. Teams can range from 2 –6 people. Only the sailors (those riding in the boat) need to register, not the entire crew.
4 people + 2 hours = 1 boat
For a complete list of rules, building materials, race regulations and derby details download the Big Green Derby Rules and Regulations PDF.
To register a team, download the registration form and waiver, complete and return to:
United Way of Marathon County
137 River Drive
Wausau, WI 54403
Race Day Activities-
- vote on your favorite boat
- games for the kids
- recycle art activities
- booths and much more!
Race’n for a Reason- Proceeds from this event will fund United Way Emerging Leaders’ community projects throughout Marathon County. Emerging Leaders have installed two Born Learning trails at local parks and five Children’s Spaces at area non-profits. Learn more by visiting their homepage.