Wife Carrying World Championships
In the Wife Carrying World Championships held annually in the
town of Sonkaj?Īrvi, men carry their wives on their backs over an
820 foot (250m) course comprising obstacles and even a water jump.
The winner is awarded his spouse's weight in beer. Several types of
carry may be practised, namely piggyback, fireman's carry or
Estonian-style, where the wife hangs upside-down with her legs
round her husband's shoulders, holding onto him waist. Participants
must pay a EUR50 registration fee.
Event Date: July 2012 TBA
Venue: Rutakontie 21, Sonkaj?Īrvi