The Great Cardboard Boat Race


will be held

FRIDAY AUGUST 24th, 2018

@ LaSalle Bristol Pond - 601 CR 17, Elkhart

Join us for our biggest and best Great Cardboard Boat Race yet and help United Way of Elkhart County kick of our annual fundraising campaign! We will have games for children and adults, food trucks, a beer garden, giveaways, and a festival atmosphere with tents, a DJ, and upwards of 1,000 people in attendance. Come grab a delicious meal from our expanded food truck lineup, cheer your favorite team on to victory, and support United Way in our fight to improve the lives of working families in our community!



In 2017 we set records for the number of boats, crowd size, and money raised for United Way of Elkhart County (well over $50,000)!  Here's how you can help us build on that momentum:


Want to volunteer?

 Contact Keith Sarber at or 574.295.1650


Want to register a boat?

Click here for our registration form

Contact Jim Mason at or 574.295.1650


Want to sponsor this event?

View our Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Bill Rieth at or 574.295.1650



Click here to view Boat Race rules, registration and other important documents


We treasure our sponsors!
Major sponsorship for the 2018 Great Cardboard Boat Race provided by: