Outhouse Races

Held every year in January on MLK weekend--Next Races January 18, 2025

For nearly half of a century outhouse racing has taken place annually in Conconully. The event features head-to-head races within stated divisions with champions being crowned by the day's end. The race course is a snow-covered Main Street. Each entered outhouse may participate in as many divisions as its sponsor can find teams to race. Questions? Call the Chamber of Commerce at 509-826-6005.

Registration and inspection of the outhouse is 9:00 to 11:00am in front of the Town Hall.
Show n shine. 11:00am -12:00 noon. Voting for people's choice outhouse & costumes
Parade begins 12:00 noon - followed by the races
Awards: Outside at finish of all divisions

Rules of Competition

Privy must be
Frame Constructed of wood, wood products or metal
Mounted on two skis, whatever material they happen to be made of is fine!
Push bar- 2x4 only not to extend more then 24" beyond house
At least 3 sided with full roof
At least 5 ' high including roof peak
At least 2 1/2' by 2 1/2' square
Without motor or steering devices
Equipped with toilet seat and toilet paper on roll
Inspected by race officials prior to race

Teams shall:
Have three members: two pushers and 1 rider
Keep privy under control
Not engage in unnecessary roughness
Include only members who have signed "hold harmless" agreements
Rider must wear helmet

Categories / Divisions
Men (18 and up)
Women (18 and up)
Children (7-12)
Teens (13-17)
Family (all ages - all team members are related by blood or marriage)
Seniors (150 total ages or above)
Bucket race (exciting - pushers wear buckets over thier heads while rider directs the race)
Commercial (for businesses local and out of town)
Clydesdale (all entrants over 200 lbs.)
X-TREME (obstacle course)
Peoples Choice (both outhouse and costume)


Register day of race at Conconully Town Hall
The cost for registering an outhouse is $25.
Team members need to be registered as well as the outhouse, there is no additional charge
Registered outhouse may compete in every division

Trophies awarded after completion of each division

Front of outhouse is the winner crossing the finish line. Not the skis
Please move outhouse to "Show and Shine" area after inspection. Location is south of race course
Outhouse members encouraged to decorate and team members encouraged to be in costume
All sharp objects/ horns will be removed after parade
Division winners will receive their awards following the end of the racing day.
The winner of the People's Choice Trophy will also be announced during the race.

Decisions of Officials are final

We race with or without snow falling. 2014 we brought in snow and will do so again if nature decides to hold off.
We are looking forward to another fun filled event next January.
See you all there as sitters, pushers or spectators!
A great day for the young and young at heart.