The North American championship in speed the transfer of women takes place every autumn in Newry, Maine, USA. During the race the 250 meters hurdles competitors bear their wives (or future wives). The winner of the competition receives a prize as much beer as he weighs the burden.
Track length is 253.5 meters.
In these competitions, which were introduced in Finland, attended only a couple: the man who acts as a "porter", and the woman who plays the role of "goods".
It is believed that competition lies at the heart of the ancient custom of bride kidnapping.
Wife can endure four different ways: placing it on his shoulders, throwing over his shoulder, seated on his back upside down, laying across the back and holding his arms and legs in front.
Winning the race depends on the efforts of both, and thus achieve success most harmonious couple.
On the route there are two "dry" and one water obstacle.
If the competitor will drop his wife a pair of penalties awarded for fifteen seconds each fall. You can transfer his wife, the wife of a neighbor or any other woman, but she must be older than 17 years.
Winner declared in only one category: a pair that will show the best time. But the most fun couple, best costume and the strongest carrier will be awarded special prizes. To participate in the competitions were not allowed spouses who are in the process of divorce or division of property.
The minimum weight of "goods" - 49 pounds. If a woman weighs less, it must wear a heavy backpack to get the missing weight. In the photo: Woman of the winning pair weighed on special scales. Her husband gets so much beer, how much she weighs.