GNCTR 2015

With GNCTR 2013 behind us now we would like to again congratulate all the winners at this year’s races. Best of luck to all of you in 2014.

At this time we would like to extend an invitation to all Western Universities or Technical Colleges to submit a bid to host GNCTR in 2015. To be considered, you must be representing a University or College anywhere West of Ontario. We hope that following GNCTR 2014 the alternating tradition of hosting responsibilities between Western and Eastern Canada will resume. A document outlining a list of guidelines and suggested content for inclusion in your submission is available below:

GNCTR 2015 Bid Guidelines

Please submit your bid to us by e-mail at by the date and time specified. We will announce a winner later in April as soon as we have made our decision.

Good luck!

Final Results

Thank you to all teams that competed at GNCTR 2013 Vancouver. Congratulations to all the winners.

Here are the final results:

GNCTR 2013 Final Results

Tech Ex Layout (Preliminary)


We have a preliminary layout for your Tech Ex displays at the wonderful Vancouver Convention Centre!┬áPlease review your team’s location and let us know if there are issues or concerns.

Tech Ex Layout (Preliminary)

Draft Schedule of Events

Dear competitors!

As we get closer and closer to the first day of competition we believe it is now time to provide you with more detailed information about our competition. Please find our draft schedule of events in the link below:

GNCTR 2013 – Draft- Schedule of Events.

Holcim Award for Most Sustainable Concrete Toboggan

The GNCTR 2013 Organizing Committee and Holcim Canada are pleased to announce for the 3rd year in a row the Most Sustainable Concrete Toboggan Prize. This is awarded to the team that thoroughly demonstrates that their concrete toboggan is built following sustainable practices. This award is not limited to the concrete alone, but the entire design and presentation of how sustainable your toboggan is. For a full list of details, please download the award criteria from the links that are available below.

Good luck!

GNCTR Holcim Prize Submission Criteria 2013

GNCTR Holcim Prize Scorecard 2013

GNCTR Holcim Prize Description of Scorecard 2013


Dear competitors,

We are pleased to announce, in association with the Canadian Industries Recycling Coal Ash (CIRCA), the award for the Most Effective use of Fly Ash in Concrete. As in previous years, the winner of this award will receive $2,000 for their team. The award details can be downloaded here.

Good luck!

Logistics Decisions Team Q&A Section

Attention teams!

We are thrilled to see that so many teams have started to plan their shipping to/from the competition. To get information out to teams a quickly as possible, Tim Quinlan from Logistics Decisions has set up a Q&A section on his website. It’s still a work in progress but if you have any questions, check the site first and there may already be an answer waiting for you!

Logistics Decisions Team Q&A Section

Link also available under the Registration tab!

Registration, Hotel, Shipping Information

Dear competitors!

The Registration package detailing Initial and Final Registration, the Hotel, and shipping requirements has been released.

You can find it over here.

Draft Rules Updated

Attention all competitors. The rules have been updated to reflect certain changes made in design and racing. You can find the updated rules here.

GNCTR 2013 Official Draft Rules

Attention all Tobogganers!

You can find the official draft rules for GNCTR 2013 here. Please mind that the rules are subject to change. Finalized rules should be available by the end of September 2012, if not before then.


Your GNCTR 2013 Organizers

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Applied Science
5000-2332 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
The Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2013
UBC Faculty of Applied Science
5000 - 2332 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2Z4, Canada

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