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Wife Carrying Race - 1st Norfolk Championship

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Date and time

01:30 pm

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07827 013139

Event Location

Memorial Playing Field, Lynn Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9NR

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Event Description

1st Norfolk Wife Carrying Race on Sunday 11th June at 13.30


The race will take place at 13.30 on Sunday the 11th June 2017, on the Memorial Playing Field, (known locally as the Federation Club)
Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9NR, as the finale event to the very successful Downham Games. There is parking at the venue.
Firstly, park up and make your way to the registration area on the botton field. There you will be able to pick up your race t-shirt (carriers and wives both) and your race number (carriers only). Medals and Beer will be presented on finishing.
We ask all competitors to wear their t-shirts during the race.

Carriers, when you fix your race numbers to your shirt, please don't obscure the race logo. Please bring safety pins.

The race weigh-in will be close to the registration area starting at 11.30.  

All 'wives' must weigh at least 50kg. If you don't weigh 50kg, bring something (rucksack full of bags of sugar for example) to bring you up to the minimum weight. Those under 50kg may be re-weighed on the start line.

All of those being carried must wear a helmet. No helmet, no race!

We will have a small awards ceremony at the end of the race. All finishers receive a Medal and a Minikeg of locally brewed ale. The winners receive a barrel of locally brewed ale. Last-placed finishers receive the ‘Norfolk ‘n Good’ Trophy. Oldest carrier receives a packet of Pro-Plus. Heaviest wife: There will be a special prize of a pound of Norfolk sausages for the carrier of the heaviest wife - who completes the course - for Olympian strength. 

It is incredibly exhausting - We will be interested to see If the winners wish to do a lap of honour, after the race.

Remember to smile… there may be TV crews and press photographers, so this is your moment in the world spotlight!

If you win (it is very competitive at the front), be prepared to be deluged with media requests.

If you have any questions, you may find the answers on the Frequently Asked Questions page…

Please READ ALL the supporting documents below.


Images Courtesy of UK Wife Carrying Race.

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or transfers allowed under any circumstances.

Further information from the Organiser

The Event Organiser will email further information prior to the event. Please check your junk/spam email folders if you don't receive it and note that the Organiser may only send information once entries close (ie. a couple of days prior to the event itself). If in any doubt, please contact the Event Organiser using the details displayed on the event entry page.

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Wife Carrying Race - 1st Norfolk Championship

Memorial Playing Field, Lynn Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9NR

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