(WFRV) – They may be a lot of fun and a day of laughs but the Porta Potty Races also support an important cause on the Lakeshore.

Local 5 Live gets details on this year’s event, plus more on Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends.

Details from lakeshorefosterfamilies.org:

Nothing breathes life into a frigid winter day like sailing across the frozen ground in a homemade porta potty. Just ask the over 300 attendees at our event in 2022, held at The Smiling Moose in Newton.

For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of porta potty racing, the official rules state that all competing lavatories have three walls and a toilet seat, leaving room for a wide range of design strategies to slip and flip. Participants build their own racing loos, homemade structures built atop skis, so their porta-potties level up from portable to race-able. Within each unique exterior sits a courageous “driver,” operating the latrine with nerves of steel– not that they have any control. The true feats of athleticism and balance are performed by the racing teams, three or fewer member crews that push and pull their contraptions 30 yards to cross the finish line.

It’s no small feat racing an outhouse—or watching someone else do it from the sidelines. Our event provides the fuel all day long, serving food, drinks, raffles, and family fun.

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The cost of registration is $40 per team. Teams of up to 5 members will assemble their own customized “porta potty” to race down a snowy strip. The winner is determined with a double-elimination bracket and will take home the trophy and prizes!

A complete list of rules can be found HERE.

Sign Your Team Up Here!

Printable Team Registration Form

The Smiling Moose is located at 10731 Highway 42 in Newton.