Outhouse Racing: The Greatest Competition You've Never Heard Of

Outhouse Racing: The Greatest Competition You've Never Heard Of

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Outhouse Racing: The Greatest Competition You've Never Heard Of

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Some of the best traditions are often the whackiest traditions, and the town of Conconully, Washington has just the right competition to prove it. According to the BBC, for the past 42 years, the small northern town has been hosting outhouse races on Main Street, placing the covered toilets on skis and snow.

“It’s just something my grandma and a few other of chamber members (did) 42 years ago. They saw a race over in Idaho and decided that would be kind of a cool thing to do here.” – Outhouse Racing Official Jacob Byl

Outhouses are required to be built out of wood, placed on skis, fall into certain dimensions, and, of course, include a toilet and toilet paper. A racer is required to sit on the toilet with a helmet through the race, as well.

“Well, it makes me feel great that a tradition that was started by us is continuing on.” – Race Co-founder Maryilyn Womack

Image Credit: Steven Forman on YouTube

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