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    UK Wife Carrying Race Rules
    Only the carrier has to enter the race.
    Males or females carry a 'wife' (who must be at least 18 and can be male or female, and does not need to be the carrier's wife). All those carried must wear a helmet.
    There is a weigh-in prior to the start: All 'wives' must weigh at least 50kg. Anyone under-weight will be obliged to wear a rucksack filled with tins of baked beans to bring them to the required weight.
    All entrants will start off at the same time, and the first over the line is the winner. However, there will be time penalties for dropping the 'wife.'
    Obstacles and water hazards will be included. Spectators are encouraged to attend with their own water-pistols and buckets of water to staff the 'Splash Zone' (return leg only - something for the competitors to look forward to!).
    Last placed finishers receive the ceremonial Pot Noodle and dog food.
    The carrier who completes the course with the heaviest wife will win a pound of sausages (for strength) and a ceremonial pat on the back from the other carriers.
    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).
    There is a special £100 prize (and possibly international fame and fortune) for the first couple to complete the UK Wife Carrying Race using the 'Reverse Estonian' or 'Dorking Hold.'

    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama XIV (-9.50; -7.03)‽ Warning - some snark above‽

    by annieli on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:55:21 PM PST

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