There's carrying 'her' over the threshold and then there's going the 'whole 9 yards'!
Grab your wife, girlfriend, neighbour or your best friend and see if you can outlast the best by carrying 'her' the full distance.
Rules & entry forms below
Originating in Finland. Tales have been passed down of a man named Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen who, in the late 1800s, lived in a forest with his gang of thieves causing harm to the villages. Rosvo-Ronkainen his thieves were accused of stealing food and women from villages in the area, carrying these women on their backs as they ran away. .
Though the sport is often considered a joke, competitors take it very seriously.
Wife carrying contests are now seen in Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, Estonia, the UK and other parts of the world besides Finland, and the sport has a category in the Guinness Book of Records.
A waiver must be signed by both participants prior to entry in to the race & entry fee paid.
NOTE: Carrier and carried may be any combination of male/female participant. eg. 2 males, 2 females or 1 male/1 female
You may get wet!
Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
September 7th 2019
Jennifer Dr Ballfields, Bible Hill