Coffin Races Subcommittee Suzanne Carreau Main Street Gardnerville 775-782-8027
Slaughterhouse Lane Coffin & Zombie Stretcher Races
Spirits will be high as businesses, organizations, clubs, families and friends compete during the 3rd Annual Slaughterhouse Coffin Races first heat begins at 10 a.m. at Heritage Park and we will race until there is a winner! ALL ARE WELCOME
The coffin races are similar to Virginia City's Outhouse Races and is an event in which teams of four runners push a homemade coffin down the street with a rider inside the coffin. The course is approximately 250 feet. The Race Coffin with the 4 fastest times in each class from qualifying heats will run in 2 final heats to determine the first, second, third and fourth place winners. Those four will then compete in the final heats.
Businesses, organizations, service clubs, friends and family are encouraged to form teams and create their own special coffin and to CHALLENGE others to race in the event.
All race coffins must include the Main Street Gardnerville Logo with race number which will be provided at the event and must be placed on a visible area of the coffin.
Registration per coffin is $40 for a team of 4 with 2 alternates through October 1 and $50 after October 1. Our new Junior division will be 2 person teams with stretchers and 1 alternate and will be $25 per team through October 1 and $30 after October 1.
It is a family friendly event and everyone is encouraged to participate.