Practice your wife-carrying techniques for Lookout Pass contest | Events
Every time you carry your wife around, just remember - there's a competition for that. It started in Finland in a little town called Sonkajärvi where apparently they decided to start the sport called, "Wife Carrying".
According to the internet, there may be deep roots in history with men stealing woman from nearby villages, but don't worry - the current status of the sport is all in good fun.
There's a little wife carrying action happening at Lookout Pass on January 15th. Men will test their strength and stamina by carrying around their wives in the snow. Curious minds want to know what happens to the couples who finish last.
Bill Jennings, Lookout Pass marketing director, noted, "If they take it that seriously, they probably have a marriage problem."
This is the sixth year they've hosted the event. There is no actual Pacific Northwest league, Jennings says, instead it's a bit of a parody and a "barrel of laughs".
It's part of their all-day event for their Winter Carnival/Family Fun Day on January 15th. Cash prizes are available to the winning couples. $100 to first place, $50 to second place and $25 to third place.