The UK Wife Carrying Race

Date & Location

Dorking, Surrey

Organiser’s Description

Wife carrying could have originated in the UK when Viking raiders rampaged the North East coast of England, most likely carrying off unwilling local wenches! Wife carrying was re-introduced here by the UK Wife Carrying Race in 2008, after an absence from these shores of nearly 900 years. Males or females carry a ‘wife' over a course of 380m, with 15m of ascent and 15m of descent. Very tough!


  • 380 metres
  • Running
  • Obstacle / Mud Running
  • 1km or less
  • 1 mile or less
  • Trail
  • Obstacle

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