Wife Carrying Contest
PREREGISTRATION $20 – NOW INCLUDES FESTIVAL ENTRY FOR BOTH TEAM MEMBERS! (save $15!)
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE – JUNE 20TH AT 10 PM
Be the fastest team to complete the course and win the Wife’s* weight in beer!
In the olden days, in small town Finland, there was no social networking or internet dating – if a man wanted a woman from a neighbouring village he had to go and take her! This show of worthiness and determination – together with rumors and hearsay – evolved into the Wife Carrying Contest, where a “husband” carries a “wife” through an obstacle course for a prize.
Originally this event only existed in Finland, but word has spread, and now countries all over the world host their own Wife Carrying Championships. Already registered for this year’s World Wife Carrying Championship, held in Finland, are teams from Finland (of course), Estonia, Canada, Australia, USA, Russia, Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates – it is truly becoming a world-wide phenomenon!
*note that husband and wife are labels used in this contest to identify the role that each team member plays. “Husband” does the carrying and “wife” is the one being carried – these labels have no reflection on actual marital status or gender. Please see the rules for more details.
New this year – Pre-registration now includes entry to the midsummer festival for both team members. Pre-registration is only available until June 20th and spaces are limited, so don’t delay!! Once you hit the “Preregister Now” button, you will be redirected to PayPal to pay the $20 registration fee (note that the fee is paid to the Vancouver Finlandia Club).
If there are spots still spots available, day-of registrations ($15) will be accepted, however each team member will have to pay the festival entry fee.
Preregister with PayPal
NOTE: The registration fee will be paid to Vancouver Finlandia Club