• North American Wife Carrying Championship

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    Name: North American Wife Carrying Championship
    Date: October 7, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    The North American Wife Carrying Championship is part of Sunday River's annual Fall Festival Weekend and tasks 50 husband-and-wife teams to race together while the husband carries the wife through a 278-yard obstacle course featuring log hurdles, sand traps, and the always popular "widow maker" water hazard. The fastest two teams from the qualifying round then compete head-to-head in a final heat. 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 winning couple takes home the wife's weight in beer, five times her weight in cash, and an entry into the World Championship, which takes place in Finland the following summer.

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    Sunday River Resort
    15 South Ridge Road
    Newry, ME 04261
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    Free for spectators. 
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