Wife Carrying CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are excited to be bringing the first ever WIFE CARRYING CHAMPIONSHIPS to N.Ireland as part of this years Dalriada Festival on 15th and 16th July.
 
This competition is open to all, however a certain degree of fitness is advisable. Registration is FREE and there are some top prizes to be won!
 
Wife carrying originated in the UK over twelve centuries ago, on 8 June 793AD, when Viking raiders rampaged into Lindisfarne on the northeast coast of what is now England, destroying the monastary and most likely carrying off any unwilling local wenches. Such wife carrying (-off) continued intermittently for around 300 years. Wife Carrying was re-introduced into the UK by the UK Wife Carrying Race in 2008, after an absence from these shores of nearly 900 years.
 
COMPETITION RULES
 
  • Wife Carrying is a potentially dangerous activity, which could result in injury. All those taking part in the race do so at their own risk.
  • Please follow the instructions of the competition staff and referees on the day.
  • All those taking part must be 18 or over.
  • All those carried must wear a helmet.
  • All entrants will start off at the same time, and the first over the line is the winner. However you will be penalised for dropping your wife.
  • Obstacles and water hazards will be included.
  • You can use any one of the many recognised holds: bridal carry, piggy-back, shoulder-ride, fireman's carry (across the shoulders), the well-recognised and very fast Estonian Hold (wife hangs upside-down on man's back, legs crossed in front of the man's face) or the not-so-fast but unique Dorking Hold (the reverse Estonian).
     
TO ENTER, PLEASE FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW AND CLICK SUBMIT
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