The race, as unusual as it sounds, has annually taken place since 2014. Participants are invited to build their own boats out of cardboard box and row 1 kilometer across the Han River.
|Photo provided by the Seoul Metropolitan Government|
Those interested can sign up for this year’s race via Gmarket by purchasing the materials needed to build the paper boat on the day at a price of 60,000 won ($53).
The event organizers say the materials provided -- corrugated cardboard, box cutters, plastic wraps, ruler, tapes and crayons for decoration -- will be enough to build a boat for four grown-ups or three adults and three children.
|Photos from the 2015 race|
There is no limit on the number of people who can row in one boat as a team. For the teams that wish to build bigger boats, there will be a booth on the scene where they can pay extra for more cardboard and tapes.
A maximum of 700 teams can join the five-day event.
The race can be cancelled in the case of precipitation over 20 millimeters per hour.
By Lim Jeong-yeo (firstname.lastname@example.org)