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Wife Carrying World Championship

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Category: outdoors
Where: Sonkajrvi, Finland
When: 1 Jul - 2 Jul 2017
Website: http://www.eukonkanto.fi/en/

Friday  1st July       
12-20 Traders in the market place, free entrance
19.00 The Wife Carrying Sprint Competitionl
18-21 Semifinals in Wife Carrying Karaoke contest
20      English Evening Worship in Sonkajärvi Church
21-01 Market dance in the hall,  music by Matti Esko

Tickets at 17.00-01.00 adults 12 €,

Saturday  2nd July
9-18   Traders in the market place, free entrance
13.00  TEAM COMPETITION IN THE WIFE CARRYING
14.50  Opening ceremony

15.00  THE 16th WIFE CARRYING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
17.00  Wife Carrying Prize awarding ceremony
18.30  Finals in Wife Carrying Karoke contens
21-22  Wife Carrying dance in the hall, music by Suvi Teräsniska                                                                                         22-01.30 Wife Carryng dance in the hall, music by

Tickets 20 €, children under 12 years old 5 €

The original track winding in the rough terrain with fences, rocks and brooks has been altered to suit modern conditions and the following rules set by the International Wife Carrying Competition Rules Committee will apply:


The Rules of Wife Carrying

The Rules of Wife Carrying Sprint

Wife Carrying Team Competition

Along with the wife carrying world championships there is also a team competition. The track and rules are the same as Wife Carrying World Championsips but three men in the team carry the wife in turns. At the exchange point the carrier has to drink the official “wife carrying drink” before continuing the race. The team with best costumes will be awarded with wife carrying products and statues.

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