Wife-carrying challenge coming to Clarksville month that is next

If you were to think you’re prepared to carry your lady to success, literally, or simply just desire to participate in the enjoyment of watching others try it out, you’ve got the opportunity the following month at Christ Lutheran Church in Clarksville.

The 2016 North America Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. (Photo: Sunday River Resort/Contributed)

This occasion, called “Carry Thee,” is better known once the Contest that is“Wife-Carrying other areas of America, Canada and Finland. Christ Lutheran is certainly going with a less-gender-specific name with its Aug. 17 occasion.

Wife-carrying competition beginning

The annals for this occasion are traced to century that is 19th. While the legend goes, there is a Finnish selection of guys led by Ronkainen the Robber whom enjoyed pillaging villages and hamlets. Along with stealing every item around the corner, they’d additionally take the ladies in the real solution of town. Typically, they left because of the ladies on the backs.

The folks of Finland cut back the tradition of wife-carrying in 1991, however with kidnapping no longer permitted. The competitions immigrated to your U.S. in 1999, and life will not be the ever that is same for wives associated with American contestants.

The 2016 North America Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. (Picture: Sunday River Resort/Contributed)

Christ Lutheran Church is famous locally because of its Octoberfest event as well as the yearly event that is german as xmas KindlMarkt. This they decided to drop Octoberfest and offer something different, an event that would provide an opportunity for people to participate year. Read More