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Here's a Sculpture!
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Racers get the glory, spectators get the frivolity, but the massive heaving mound of toil that keeps entropy at bay for the Kinetic Sculpture Race comes from the dozens of volunteers performing countless critical jobs.

We celebrate the Chickens who assist and inform the crowd, the Checkpoint Charlies who keep the racers on course, the Kops who keep some semblance of order, the Mud Mongers and Sand People who construct the obstacles, the Timekeepers and Countdowners who keep the race on schedule, the Kayak Patrollers keeping sculptures from blowing out to sea and provide a photographer’s seat, the Medics who keep people healthy, the Boat Ramp Cleaners who remove the trash from the harbor, the Finish Line Holders who give the racers a target to cross, and everyone else who gives their time and energy to the race.

It is a celebration of Baltimore’s boundless capacity for frivolity that thousands gather to put aside their own individual difficulties—fatigue, responsibilities, jobs, loved ones gone, chemotherapy, and everything else—to celebrate teams of racers who have applied sweat and effort for weeks and months to create wheeled works of art that, with even more sweat and effort will overcome the absurd challenges of the course (more or less).

Thank you, volunteers, for making this possible!

If you might want to volunteer in 2011 or 2012, Join the Volunteer E-mailing List.

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  1. Champion Candy Haus
  2. Go Ask Alice
  3. Los Baltimuertos
  4. Chessie
  5. Anemone Antics
  7. Heavy Metal
  8. The Creature from the Landsdowne Lagoon
  9. The Moderately Famished Caterpillar
  1. Going to Hell
  2. Safari Attack
  3. Scrum Roll Racer
  4. Mobile Media
  5. Jemicy’s Veke Versa Boat, Squid Man, Kraken, Cabrena Octopus & Calamari
  6. T-Wrecks
  7. Got Milk
  8. Carver Cobra II
  1. Twitter Jay & the Recyclists
  2. Big Bamboo
  3. AVAM’s Fifi Joins the Circus, Bumpo the Circus Elephant, Circus Rat, and Frog
  4. The Boatercycle
  5. Volunteers
  6. Spectators
  7. The Team
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