Every summer, Breckenridge hosts Outhouse Races in conjunction with Kingdom Days, the town’s annual heritage celebration. It’s part of a full weekend of activities that mark the start of summer in Breckenridge.
Yes, we’re talking homemade outhouses that teams race — complete with a special team member riding on the throne. These Outhouse Races are just better seen, so we have photos for you to scroll through below (all images by Carl Scofield) and video. If you want to see the zany fun in person, don’t miss the antics each June. And, if you’re up for it, enter your outhouse for free (click for rules and registration).
Prior to the race start, teams parade along the race course for full view of the rolling commodes. People’s Choice voting takes place for one hour preceding the race start.
Outhouse teams may include up to five people, and one person must ride inside the outhouse. Grand Lodge on Peak 7 broke out the jailbird suits last year.
Between races, spectators are invited into the streets for all manner of toilet-themed competitions.
Teams race in heats of two, and the winning team moves on to the next round. In this photo, the Breckenridge Distillery Rum Runners race it out with Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Big Dumps are Coming.
In 2012, Constipation Proclamation took the final over Deadliest Dump. Winnings included cash, beer and the coveted Golden Throne.