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Outhouse races return to Virginia City Oct. 4 & 5, 2014



Life on the Comstock changed when outhouses were outlawed and the townspeople protested by marching to city hall, outhouses in tow.

That act serves as the foundation for the 25th Annual World Championship Outhouse Races returning to Virginia City Oct. 4 and 5, 2014.

The event pits teams of costumed outhouse racers with team names such as “The Pot Rod,” “The Classic Crapper,” “The Flapper Crapper” and “The Urinator,” against each other with one rider taking the throne and the remaining team members pushing, pulling or dragging the decorated outhouses down C Street across the toilet paper finish line.

The Parade of Outhouses begins at noon Saturday, Oct. 4 with races immediately following in heats taking place every 30 minutes.

The races continue Sunday, Oct. 5 at noon and conclude with the crowning of the champion outhouse racing team.

The double elimination tournament accepts three person teams. The toilets must be functioning, but not used.

Teams compete for cash and trophies as well as world champion bragging rights. Participants come from across Nevada and California. Online team registration is open until Oct. 2. Event is free to spectators.

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

Visit: http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/world-championship-outhouse-races.html

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