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Outhouse races set to make a splash in V.C.


Image courtesy of Visitvirginiacitynv.com.

VIRGINIA CITY “The Classic Crapper,” the “Pot Rod” and more favorite portable “potties” return to historic Virginia City, Nev. for the World Championship Outhouse Races Saturday, Oct. 5  and Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. With participants from across Nevada and California, the race is still open to entries until Oct. 2.

Taking place down C Street, the town’s main street, races start at noon on both days and are expected to last until approximately 3 p.m. A parade of outhouses takes place on Saturday prior to the start of the race. The event is free to the public and is comical entertainment for the whole family. Saturday audience members vote for the fan favorite outhouse.

The double elimination tournament accepts three person teams with one person riding and the other two pushing the outhouse. Outhouses must be functioning, but please, not used! Teams compete for cash and trophies as well as world champion bragging rights.

Outhouse themes vary in style and originality, encouraging teams, companies, groups or families to be creative. Past entrants include “The Flapper Crapper,” “The Haunted Outhouse,” “The Urinator,” “The Potty Poopers” and more.

The World Championship Outhouse Races are sponsored in part by Miller High Life and Comstock Mining.

For more information on this event to enter a team, visit online or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.

A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the Unites States – Virginia City, Nev. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800’s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages.  For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City. 

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