North American Wife Carrying Championship
October 12, 2019

North American Wife Carrying Championship

  • October 12, 2019
20th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship

Win the wife's weight in beer & 5 times her weight in cash

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    October 12, 2019
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    10AM
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    Free to spectate; $50 per couple to race

You might've carried your wife across the threshold, but it's time to take it up a notch. The North American Wife Carrying Championship tasks couples with crossing a 278-yard obstacle course--over hurdles, through a watery mud pit, and up an unsteady sand hill--all for the hopes of winning the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. 

The 20th annual event will take place on Saturday, October 12, during Sunday River Resort's annual Fall Festival Weekend. This is a classic event that you won't want to miss, whether you're carrying, being carried, or watching the madness unfold. 

Please note that registration for this event is full. However, you still can sign up for the waitlist, or come to spectate for free.

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About the North American Wife Carrying Championship

    • Registration: Oct 12
      North American Wife Carrying Championship
      $50
      per couple

      Carry your wife across our 278-yard obstacle course for a chance to win her weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. Registration is closed, but you may put your name on the waitlist. 

    • Registration: Oct 13
      New England Cornhole Championship
      $30
      per team

      Play to victory in this bracket, featuring everyone's favorite backyard game. Registration is closed, but you may put your name on the waitlist. 

    • Activities: Oct 12-13
      Mountain Park
      $25
      Adventure Pass

      Enjoy scenic lift rides, twin ziplines, disc golf, the bungee trampoline, and the climbing wall. Grab an Adventure Pass for access to all, or pick and choose your favorites a la carte. 

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