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Berlin all ready to soak-in July 18 bathtub race event

BERLIN–The Berlin Chamber of Commerce announces the return of one of the town’s most highly anticipated events of the year, the Berlin Bathtub Races.
Scheduled for Friday, July 18, the Berlin Bathtub Races will occur during the town’s Second Friday Art Stroll. The parade of artfully crafted bathtubs begins at 6 p.m., with races set to start at 6:15 p.m.
Each year local businesses are tasked with turning ordinary “tubs” into rolling masterpieces for a friendly yet competitive race through the streets of downtown Berlin. Beyond having the unique opportunity to design a racing bathtub on wheels, businesses get the chance to go head-to-head against one another while advertising their business at the same time.
The winning team and business will take home the “Winner Takes All” trophy along with highly coveted year-long bragging rights. First place winners also receive a free banner ad on the Berlin Chamber of Commerce Web site, as well as recognition in e-mail blasts and press.
Tub and team entry fees are $75 for Chamber members and $100 for non-members. Previous winners include D3Corp, Ayers Creek Adventures, Baked Dessert Cafe, PNC Bank and the Berlin Shoe Box.
The Berlin Chamber also announces the addition of track sponsors to this year’s race. Become a track sponsor and your business will be displayed along the track for the crowds and participants to see.
Sponsorships are still available for this year’s race. Fees for track sponsors with a sponsor supplied banner are $125 and banners cannot exceed 4-feet tall or 8-feet wide.
Fees for track sponsors with a Chamber supplied banner is $200 and the banner is yours to keep. Chamber supplied banners will be 2-feet tall and 4-feet wide. For details on how to become a track sponsor, contact the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-4775, e-mail or contact this year’s event chairwoman, Tanja Giles, at 410-213-2400 or
For more on the official rules and regulations or to obtain a registration form, contact the Berlin Chamber of Commerce or visit