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Trenary Outhouse Classic Races Returns February 29

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Nestled near the dead center of the Upper Peninsula, the 27th Annual Trenary Outhouse Classic is returning on Saturday, February 29 (aka Leap Year Day).

The famous Outhouse Classic features races where people push homemade and decorated outhouses on skis down a snow-covered main road of Trenary in Alger County.

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For those not familiar with the races, feel free to check out a couple YouTube videos of the past races and see how they run.

Registration for those who want to participate and compete begins at 11 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. sharp. Costs for racers under 17 years old is $20, and $40 for 18 years and older.

Once they are available, you can buy entry pins at Swallow Inn in Rapid River, Trenary’s Mini Mart and Tavern, Herb’s Bar in Rock, the Village Pub in Chatham, the New Moon Bar in Eben, the Buckhorn Resort and Barge Inn in Munising, Foggy’s in Christmas, or on the day of the races. All those who purchase entry pins will be eligible for one of three cash drawings.

The costs for the pins are $3 in advance, $5 on race day.

Along with a fur hat contest, there will be an entertainment tent around the premises of the races. However starting this year, no carry-ins (food or drink) are allowed.

If you want to know more about the Outhouse Races and how this year’s event will be run, feel free to click here for their website and here for their Facebook account.

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