Downtown Outhouse Races
The Annual Downtown Sault Ste. Marie Outhouse Races will take place Saturday, February 18th at 2 p.m. near the 1668 Winery & Lockside Brewery on Portage Avenue. Teams from Lake Superior State University clubs along with local organizations compete by building unique outhouses bolted to skis.
Registered teams will have a chance to win a $300 first place prize, $200 second place prize, $100 third place prize, or $75 design prize and there is no cost to enter. Outhouses must be at least 3'x3'x6' and have one person riding and four pushing/pulling. Sign-in location for teams will be on the corner of Ashmun and Portage in front of 1668 Winery (100 West Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie). The registration form is available at here.
New to the overall event this year will be Kayak Pulls sponsored by Bird’s Eye Outfitters following the Outhouse Races. Participants will compete for prizes in timed heat races with one person riding in a kayak while one person pulls. Kayaks will be provided onsite for teams of two to race.
After the races, spectators and racers can head over to the 1668 Winery & Lockside Brewery for a Brat and Chili fundraiser for Sault High School Band.
Special thanks to the Templeton family for the use of their property and to Scott Templeton for continued support of the event. Thank you to the 2017 sponsors; The Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau, UP North Laundry, Bird’s Eye Outfitters, 1668 Winery & Lockside Brewery, and the Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association.