Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fruit Cakes Flying in Manitou Springs Colorado

Fruitcakes are a Fly'n Again In Manitou Springs!


The 15th annual Great Fruitcake Toss returns to Manitou Springs and The High School Track - Saturday, January 9, 2010. The event is held the High School Track where Fruitcakes can fly, fly, fly!   Visit the Fruit Cake Man!
Registration begins at 9:30 am and the Competitions begin at 10 am.
Rules:
1. Participants should bring their own fruitcakes. Fruitcakes must contain glaceed fruits, nuts and flour. They cannot contain anything inedible. Fruitcakes will not be “taste tested”. Fruitcakes must be visible to the inspectors, no duct tape, foil, etc. All Fruitcakes will be examined by the “Fruitcake Toss Tech Inspectors.”
2. A limited number of fruitcakes will be available to rent for $1.00 if you were not fortunate enough to receive one of your own or if you were unable to find the time or recipe to bake one.
3. For the distance competitions there will be two weight classes:
Standard 2 pound only
Heavy Weight 4 pound only

There are categories to win -with your flying fruitcake:

The Fruitcake Launch - no motors, engines, gasoline, diesel, etc.) The maximum length of the hurling device will be 10 feet.

Pneumatics or air powered devices will be a separate competition.

Kids Toss - 3 age groups (3-5, 6-9, 10-12)
One Girl & One Boy winner in each age group. No weight classes for Fruitcake in Kids Toss.

The Fruitcake Toss - One person physically throwing a 1 pound fruitcake

Standard & Heavy Weight Division for distance - You must use a 2 pound fruitcake for the standard weight distance competition and a 4 pound fruitcake for the Heavy Weight distance competition.

Accuracy with Targets - Targets will be placed out in the park at distances of 75 feet, 125 feet and 175 feet at varying angles.


Come join in the fun and stay with us at 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast at the base of Pikes Peak Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the morning and enjoy the crisp January weather.  Make sure you dress warm!

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