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Fun is the goal of National Toboggan Championships

February 9, 2014

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The race for glory on a 400-foot toboggan chute is drawing to a close.

The final runs will be taken Sunday at the National Toboggan Championship in Camden, Maine, where about 400 teams compete to see who’s fastest down the historic chute at the Camden Snow Bowl.

The event is taken seriously by some competitors. Others are just as serious about their goofy costumes.

Having a good time was a priority as evidenced by some of the less-than-serious team names, like “Two Wing Nuts,” ″Big Kahunas,” and “Flying Elvis.”

The 24th annual competition raises money for the Camden Snow Bowl, a nonprofit, municipally-owned ski area on 1,300-foot Ragged Mountain. The trophy ceremony is being held Sunday afternoon.




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