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Wife Carrying Contest


Wife Carrying Contest


Rules and Regulations

  1. Teams must be made up of 1 male and 1 female
  2. Both must be 21 years of age on race day
  3. Teammates are not required to be married
  4. Helmets are not required
  5. Only special equipment allowed to be worn by the carrier is a belt, which is optional
  6. There is no minimum weight limit for the female competitor
  7. Must sign a waiver on race day (you can download/print/sign and bring with you also)


  1. Competitors run the course 2 at a time in initial heats, with each team being timed. The two fastest teams qualify for a final heat, which may be timed or untimed, with the winner of the final heat being the winner of the event. Because the final heat is determined by time, qualifying teams do not necessarily have to win their initial heat.
  2. If a competitor drops his teammate, their team will be penalized with 5 seconds added to their time.
  3. Teams may not advance on the course without the wife being carried, and will be disqualified if they do so.
  4. There is no restriction on how the female teammate is carried. Several types of carries are commonly used including the Piggyback and the Firemans Carry (over the shoulder) but the most popular is the Estonian Carry (the wife hangs upside down with her legs around the husbands shoulders, holding on to his waist.

For more info about the North American Wife Carrying Organization please visit :


Please complete the information below fully and then add to cart.  Once you check out and finalize payment you will be able to download the waiver (to print, sign and bring with you) and of course … Get Practicing! 

Combined Age*

What is the combined age of your team?

Male Info*

Male Info

Female Info*

Female Info

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