Smurfboggan success at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

Over 500 engineering students representing 30 teams from across Canada, the United States and Europe met in Winnipeg, Manitoba from January 31 to February 4 to participate in the 33rd Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR).

At the annual GNCTR, the teams consist of students who design, construct, and race a toboggan with a running surface made completely out of portland cement-based concrete. The toboggan is evaluated based on its concrete mix, supporting superstructure, braking system and overall innovation. The team participants are judged on a technical exhibition, technical report, sportsmanship and spirit.

Carleton’s Smurfboggan team (pictured) came first in two categories: Most Spectacular Run; and Best Tech Ex.

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