The Neuadd Arms Hotel

Launderette available on-site* Oh and 21 rooms, 2 bars, log fires and delicious home cooked food

Llanerchndda Farm

Family run 3 star guest house & self catering cottages, picturesque location with view of the brecon beacons, 20mins from Llanwrtyd Wells

Your local Spar

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Guest House Bryncelyn

Byncelyn is a refurbished, family run licenced guesthouse, providing ideal accommodation while attending one of the local festivals

Cwm Irfon Lodge Holiday Cottages

3 Miles from Llanwrtyd Wells, Peaceful; Beautifully equipped; Ideal for individuals families & groups; Sauna; Spectacular views

Wife Carrying

Event Date: 25th of August

  • Wife Carrying
  • Wife Carrying

Hey Gentlemen

Do you fancy hot women and cold beer?

Hey Ladies

Ever dream of being swept off your feet?

If you answered, “Hell yes!” then we have the sport for you!

The World Alternative Games presents Wife Carrying like you’ve never seen it!

Wife carrying is a sport that originated in Finland a long time ago. As legend has it, a bandit named Rosvo Ronkainen led groups of men to steal women and other treats from neighboring villages. The damsels in distress normally wouldn’t go willingly so they had to be carried. In preparation for the raids, Mr Ronkainen would make his minions prove their worth; that is, display how fast they could run while carrying a woman. The fastest carriers were allowed to join the gang and participate in the raids. From this tradition of plunder and pillage, we now have the sport of the Gods!


  • The course is 255 meters long and the winning couple is the one who completes the course in the shortest amount of time. There will be heats and finals.
  • The prize for the fastest couple is the wife’s weight in beer!
  • Couples do not need to be married and same sex couples are allowed.
  • There is no minimum weight for the “wife.” Little people and dwarf carry is encouraged!
  • Bonus prize for the husband who completes the course with the heaviest wife!
  • Special prizes for fancy dress! 

The wife carrying party will include live music, loads of booze, and wife carrying enthusiasts from around the globe! Join us in Wales!


Category Price  
Team (of 2) £30.00 Register

The Wife Carrying Championships (Finland)

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