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Named as Runner's World's 'Top UK Adventure Race' in 2011. As featured on the BBC, in the Telegraph, Sun and Metro newspapers and on TV and video around the world... Males or females carry a 'wife' (who must be at least 18 and can be male or female, and does not need to be the carrier's wife) over a distance of 380m - with a rise of 15m to the half way point and a straw bale obstacle on both outward and return. There is a water hazard and you will get wet. Only the carrier needs to pay to enter the race. All those carried must wear a helmet. Wife carrying can be a dangerous activity, which can lead to any one or more of the following injuries: slipped disk, broken legs and arms, spinal damage, facial injury, skull fractures, hernias, and other sundry injuries and illnesses, and potentially including death. But please don't let this put you off! All entrants win Pilgrim Brewery ale, while the winners win a barrel of delicious Pilgrim Brewery ale and £500 towards expenses to attend the World Wife Carrying Championships in Finland in July. Last-placed finishers win the ceremonial Pot Noodle and dog food. All 'wives' must weigh at least 50kg - those 'underweight' must carry a rucksack of sufficient weight to bring them up to 50kg. All entrants win a mini-keg of beer and both carrier and 'wife' get special wife-carrying t-shirts (to be worn during the race).