North American Wife Carrying Championship®

Sat October 8, 2022 Newry, ME 04261 US
Event: North American Wife Carrying Championship®
Wife Carrying takes place at our annual Fall Festival. Celebrate the end of summer with events and activities for the whole family. Whether you make a day trip or a weekend getaway, we're happy to celebrate the cooling weather with you on Columbus Day weekend.

Wife carrying is based on husband-and-wife teams racing, with the husband carrying the wife through a regulation length obstacle course featuring log hurdles, sand traps, and the always popular "widow maker" water hazard. Competing couples do not have to be married, though they must be comprised of a man and a woman and both must be at least 21 years old to enter. The fastest two teams from the qualifying round then compete head-to-head in a final heat. How the wife is carried is the competitors' choice, though most use the "Estonian carry" where the female participant holds the male around the waist and tightens her legs around his neck, thereby freeing his hands. Watch our how to video here,
Open to ages 21 - 120.
Start Time: 10:00am EDT
End Time: 2:00pm EDT
Registration Limit: 120 spots left.
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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