The World Championship Outhouse Races, An Annual Race of Outdoor Plumbing in Virginia City, Nevada

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo via Reno Tahoe

For the past 25 years, Virginia City, Nevada has been home to the World Championship Outhouse Races, a competition that pits costumed teams of outhouse racers against one another. The event traces back to 1990, when a county proposal to ban outdoor toilets inspired locals to bring their outhouses to city hall in protest.

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Wheeler Cowperthwaite

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Terry Turnbeaugh

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Terry Turnbeaugh

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo via Virginia City Tourism Commission

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