Traditional, Eccentric & British

UK Wife carrying race

Dorking, Surrey
14 April 19

Annual event thats fun but only for the fittest

Date: 14 April 19 — 14 April 19 | Report this event.

Entrance Price free Per person

Wife carrying could have originated in the UK when Viking raiders rampaged the North East coast of England, most likely carrying off unwilling local wenches! Wife carrying was re-introduced here by the UK Wife Carrying Race in 2008, after an absence from these shores of nearly 900 years. Males or females carry a ‘wife’ over a course of 380m, with 15m of ascent and 15m of descent. Very tough!

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Event Location: Dorking, UK

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