North American Wife-Carrying Championship

North American Wife-Carrying Championship

October
The North American Wife-Carrying Championship began in 2000. The Wife-Carrying World Championship, held in Sonkajärvi, Finland, inspired contest organizers in Maine to develop a North American competition. The American competition takes place at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel, Maine. As in the world championship, a man may carry a woman other than his wife. Penalties apply for dropping one's "wife." The couple who completes the course in the shortest length of time wins. The course measures 278 yards and includes two 39" hurdles, sand, grass, sharp turns, and a waist-deep pond. Winners fly to Finland to represent North America in the world championship.
CONTACTS:
Sunday River Ski Resort
P.O. Box 4500
Newry, ME 04216
207-824-3000; fax: 207-824-5110
www.sundayriver.com
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