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Take a look back at recent National Toboggan Championships

Brian Feulner | BDN
Brian Feulner | BDN
Tobogganers slide down the chute at Camden Snow Bowl along with hundreds of spectators and toboggan racers during the 24th Annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden, Maine.

It’s finally here. For those of you headed to the midcoast, it’s time for the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden.

[Everything you need to know to win this year’s big toboggan race in Maine]

Watch as people rush down a 440-foot-long chute in a toboggan at the Camden Snow Bowl. Or, for those of you who are staying indoors today, take a look back at some of the best shots from the Toboggan Nationals in recent years.

One thing’s for sure: It’s always a colorful sight.

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Fifteen-year racing veteran Jim Tyler of Searsport, part of the 2-man toboggan team Beer Coasters, applies wax to the bottom of one of the teams many toboggans at the the 22 annual U.S. National Toboggan championships on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012, at the Camden Snow Bowl.
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
A toboggan starts its trip down the chute at the 25th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships on Feb. 7, 2016.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Members of the 4 person toboggan team named, Too Big to Fail, get warpped around each other with a little help from staff members at the 22 annual U.S. National Toboggan championships on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 at the Camden Snow Bowl.
Joel Page | AP
Joel Page | AP
David Kooritz, of the "Bulging Bombers" waxes his sled at the Camden Snow Bowl Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 before a qualifying run for the the National Toboggan Championships in Camden, Maine. The 20th annual event, which features 400 teams on wooden toboggans, raises money for the Camden Snow Bowl, a nonprofit, municipally owned ski area on 1,300-foot Ragged Mountain.
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
BDN toboggan team "News Ninjas" flies down the chute at the 25th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships on Feb. 7, 2015, at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden.
Joel Page | AP
Joel Page | AP
Josh Small, left to right, Jeremy Browkaw, and Dan Aprile, of team "Aiming High" attempt to stop after heading down the 400-foot chute at the Camden Snow Bowl Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 during a qualifying run for the The National Toboggan Championships in Camden, Maine. The 20th annual event, which features 400 teams on wooden toboggans, raises money for the Camden Snow Bowl, a nonprofit, municipally owned ski area on 1,300-foot Ragged Mountain.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Members of the Royal Dutch National Toboggan team from Holland compete in the 20th annual National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl in this Feb. 6, 2010, file photo. The 400-foot ice-covered chute provides thrills with teams hitting top speeds of 40 mph.
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki sits in a toboggan on Friday at the top of the Jack Williams Toboggan Chute at the Camden Snow Bowl in this 2016 file photo.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
International tobogganers Esther Pellemans, Rob Vrolyk, Hans Haan, Jacques Verest and Oscar Verest, all from Holland, pose for a portrait before taking to the iced chute during the 22nd annual U.S. National Toboggan championships on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 at the Camden Snow Bowl.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kristin Phelps gets a ride from fellow Wack Jill team members, Alden Hawkins, left, Josh Gothard, center, and Brian Mahoney after the foursome made one of their runs at the 20th Annual National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2010.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
"It's was a lot harder then it looks in the movies," Shawn Albertson said after the mechanical bull ride threw him off during the 22nd annual U.S. National Toboggan championships on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012, at the Camden Snow Bowl.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
A team zips down the chute during the U.S. National Toboggan Championships at the Snow Bowl in Camden Saturday on Feb. 7, 2015.
Brian Feulner | BDN
Brian Feulner | BDN
The Mountain Street Chuters slide down the chute at Camden Snow Bowl along with hundreds of spectators and toboggan racers during the 24th Annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden, Maine in this Feb. 8, 2014, file photo.
Joel Page | AP
Joel Page | AP
George Martin, left to right, Andrew Hazen, and Jim Tyler, Wax their toboggan Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in preparation for qualifying at the National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, Maine. The 20th annual event, which features 400 teams on wooden toboggans, raises money for the Camden Snow Bowl, a nonprofit, municipally owned ski area on 1,300-foot Ragged Mountain.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
A two man toboggan team going by hte name The In-Laws made up of Rick Pierson of Northport, and Mark Castlellano of Rockland take to the toboggan chute at the Camden Snow bowl on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 for the 22nd Annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships.
Brian Feulner | BDN
Brian Feulner | BDN
Team Shear Madness races down the chute at Camden Snow Bowl along with hundreds of spectators and toboggan racers during the 24th Annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden, Maine in this Feb. 8, 2014, file photo.

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