Outhouse racing isn't an Olympic event yet, but it does come with some big prizes.

The 26th Annual Mackinaw City Winter Festival is Jan. 18 - 19, 2020. There will be a chili cookoff, ice fishing tournament, snow sculptures and the infamous outhouse races which they call "the best case of the runs you'll ever have."

Prizes for the outhouse races include: $500 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place and $100 for Best in Show.

It stinks, but outhouse races have strict rules:

  1. The outhouse must be 4x4x6 on skis.
  2. There must be a five-person team. One person must ride with the other four pushing or pulling.
  3. The outhouse must have a toilet seat.
  4. The outhouse must have material to wipe with.
  5. The team must have a name.

Let's be honest. The most fun you'll have is coming up with the team name.

Both adult and junior teams are welcome to race. Get registered.

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