The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) is the largest student run engineering competition in Canada. Dating back to 1975, this adaptation of the American Concrete Canoe Race brings together over 450+ engineering students from universities and technical institutions across Canada. These students will be given the opportunity to apply and develop their skills in design, technical writing, networking, and management.
Competing teams will descend upon Waterloo in January 2018 to carry on the GNCTR tradition of teamwork, sportsmanship, school spirit, and innovation.
Competitors will be asked to design and build a toboggan which can safely carry five passengers. All toboggans must consist of an entirely concrete running surface, a structural frame, a braking system, and a functional steering system, all while weighing less than 350lbs.
Teams will be judged on a number on categories including concrete mix design, frame design, steering, braking, a technical report, race day speed, and school spirit. Teams will not be allowed to compete if their toboggans do not meet the safety and technical guidelines.
Without corporate sponsors like yourself, hosting an event like GNCTR 2018 would not be possible. Please take the time to review our sponsorship package - we look forward to hearing from you!
Pre-registration is now open! What does this mean? Check out the links below for our Registration Information Package, and for the Pre-Registration Form!
The official rules for GNCTR 2018 are now available for download at your convenience! We've pushed to get this document in your hands earlier to give teams a jump start on their design. All teams should read the rules in full to ensure your design meets the necessary criteria for this year's competition.
The GNCTR 2018 Organizing Committee reserves the right to add, remove, or modify the competition rules at any point in order to maintain the spirit of the competition and ensure the safety of all competitors. Should the competition rules be modified in any way, addendums will be issued to all registered teams and posted here.
The following are important deliverable due dates outlined in the GNCTR 2018 Official Competition Rules :
❄ Baseline Project Schedule : 11:59:59 PM on Monday, October 2, 2017
❄ Competing Teams Safety Report : 11:59:59 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017
❄ Competing Teams Technical Report : 11:59:59 PM on Monday, January 8, 2018
❄ Non-Competing Teams Safety Report : 11:59:59 PM on Monday, January 8, 2018
SPIRIT JUDGE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
Are you a Tbog alumni? Have you always been envious of all the fun spirit judges seem to have?
Well... You're in luck! We are now accepting applications to be a spirit judge at GNCTR 2018!
Please send a video application with a written explanation on how you can make GNCTR 2018 a time to remember to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are due August 25th at midnight.
We'd love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below, or :
❄ For sponsorship related inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com!
❄ For all other inquiries, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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