(Special from American Snowmobiler)
If you have a snowmobile and the urge to help break a world record, The Sault Events has an invitation for you!
On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most snowmobiles in a parade. The record was previously set in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada, when 1,047 sleds participated in the parade.
Mary Jo Duvall, coordinator for The Sault Events, says the group has set its goal at 1,250 sleds, all of which must complete a full two-mile parade route to be counted for the record.
“We are excited to mark the special occasion of 50 years of the I-500 with a record-breaking snowmobile parade on the Thursday before the main event,” says Duvall.
The parade route will end at the I-500 track, where participants can stay to enjoy the beverage tent and a food truck competition while watching Thursday’s race – The Woody’s Challenge – a 25-lap sprint undertaken by qualifying pro racers.
Parade participants will receive free admission to Thursday’s race with their parade bracelet and will enjoy free snowmobile parking at that event. Events will be taking place all week to celebrate the anniversary of the I-500, but the free admission only applies to Thursday.
To participate, all drivers must have a valid driver’s license and all snowmobiles must be registered. Proof of registration and driver’s license will be required at registration. Kid’s mini-sleds are not allowed to enter.
Although it is encouraged to have a trail permit, one is NOT required to participate in the parade.
Pre-registration is required. Register your sled at www.saultstemarie.com and be a part of history! For more information, contact Mary Jo DuVall at 906-632-3366.