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Get your outhouses ready for the second annual race during Breckenridge’s Kingdom Days

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BRECKENRIDGE ” In celebration of the zany character of Breckenridge and the hardships faced by our forefathers, Breckenridge is bringing back a quirky event that combines a glimpse of the past in the spirit of today. The second annual Breckenridge Outhouse Races will take place in downtown Breckenridge on Sunday, June 15 and visitors and residents are again invited to put on their creative thinking caps and start building their Outhouse Race entries.

Teams can push or pull their way to the finish line. The free registration deadline is June 13. Visit gobreck.com to register your “craft” and download a complete copy of the rules and regulations. Participants are advised to read the rules carefully as there have been some changes since last year. Prizes are $500 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third. People’s Choice gets $100. Budweiser beverages and merchandise will be available for all winning teams.

The race course will span one Breckenridge block on Ridge Street from Lincoln to Washington Avenues. The course will be divided into two lanes. Teams will race in heats of two. The winning team will advance to the next round and the losing team will be eliminated. This is a non-timed event.

Each team can have up to five members with one person mandated to ride inside the Outhouse. Helmets are recommended for the racers, but mandatory for the team member on board. There are no weight limits, but you must be at least 13 years of age to participate.

All entries must be pulled or pushed. No motors or pedal propelled mechanisms allowed. New this year, bicycle parts and pieces permitted, but no in-tact bicycles allowed. Each Outhouse must have a seat with a hole that one team member sits on during the race. The seat must be securely attached to the outhouse. Each outhouse should have its name or theme displayed (proudly) on the outhouse.

Outhouses may be built of any solid material, as light as cardboard or as heavy as plywood. All Outhouses should have four sides, a roof and a doorway. The door is optional. Windows are allowed, but no glass may be used. Any number and size of wheels may be used. Visit gobreck.com for exact size specifications.

For the Peoples’ Choice voting, all entries will be staged near the race route prior to the start in the Exchange Lot. Ballots will be available for the general public to vote on the most creative entry, most humorous entry and more.

Celebrate Breckenridge’s heritage through Kingdom Days June 14-15. For more information, write to lkach@gobreck.com.


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