Racing Rules: Heat competitors will be determined by drawing a number out of a bucket prior to the initial race. Appropriate attire is recommended for pilot (i.e. helmets or hard hats, rubber gloves, snorkels, outhouse goggles, rubber boots, shower cap, clothing that can be damaged, and knee & elbow pads). Note: It is your responsibility to provide your own attire as none will be provided by the Washington Town & Country Fair.
Object of the Race and Obstacle Guidelines:
After teams have been determined via “bucket drawing,” the first two teams will begin at the starting line. Pilot’s “seat” must cover the “throne hole” at all times while inside the outhouse. Once the starting gun is fired, racers will push or pull their outhouses to the first yellow line. After the first line has been reached, the pilots may remove themselves from the “throne” and begin the first obstacle. The three obstacles are as follows and will be explained on race day:
“With no hands, I will make the toilet lid ‘fair’ again.”
“Knee deep in muck and can’t find my corn cob.”
“How come I always have to change the roll? I hate when it gets wet!”
Race course is approximately 300 ft. The course will be divided into two lanes. No outhouse or “pushers/pullers” may go into another’s lane. If collision occurs, both teams will return to the starting line to restart race.
Outhouse cannot re-cross first yellow line before pilot gets back inside and has the entire throne hole covered. At that point, outhouse will finish race at starting line.
Winners will be determined by single elimination. All decisions by race officials are final and failure to follow any of these rules will disqualify team from advancing.
No one under the age of 15.
A mandatory waiver will need to be completed by all race participants. Persons 15-17 years of age must have waiver signed by parents or guardian.
Teams will consist of four people: Three to push (pushers) and one to ride (pilot).
One member of the team MUST be FEMALE .
One alternate is allowed for each team and can be used under the following circumstances ONLY:
In case of injury, emergency, or any other unpreventable circumstance.
Alternate must be registered.
Cannot be used to relieve a team member if they need to rest.
1st Place - $300 and Golden Toilet Seat 2nd Place - $200 3rd Place - $100
Contest is limited to the first 8 teams. Registration Deadline is August 1, 2016.
Outhouses must have a half door and resemble an outhouse.
All the teams are expected to build their own outhouse. Keep in mind; the wackier, the better! Teams may advertise their company or product on the side of the structure and outhouse names may also be applied.
Outhouse must contain a seat.
Wheels of any size may be used, but the outhouse must measure at least 3’ long x 3’ wide x 5’ high.
Must be constructed of sturdy materials and able to withstand racing. NO cloth, plastic, foam, glass, or chicken wire may be used.
The only power acceptable for use in terms of moving is manpower.
Materials can be used for leverage to move the outhouse except ropes or materials of rope-like nature.
Note: Added items used for mobility purposes must be properly secured.
Outhouse must weigh a minimum of 200 lbs unoccupied. Be prepared to have outhouse weighed. To assume the limit, the “back-end parade crew” will be ready with 50 lbs of steer manure to help you “make weight.”
*Outhouses must be lined-up and ready for viewing by costume and outhouse judges an hour prior to the start of the race.