World Alternative Games 2020

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01
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52
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When

25 Aug, 2020

Where

Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Welcome to Mid Wales

Already famous for its unusual and quirky events, Llanwrtyd Wells is now proud to present: The World Alternative Games 2020

Whether you come as a spectator or to take part, we encourage you to help raise money for charity, either one of our official partners or a charity of your choice and we will have official World Alternative Games sponsor forms available for downloading off our website.

Why not come and holiday in Wales and see what we have got to be proud of.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 26th
Corinthian Belly Flopping

Location: Waen Rhydd Bog

Corinthian Belly Flopping

Contestants stand on the edge of a mud pool, put their heads in the air and jump like gymnasts in to the mud whilst trying to create the largest splash. A panel of judges decide on the winners.

Sunday 26th
World Bog Snorkelling

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

World Bog Snorkelling

This date sees the 33rd annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Llanwrtyd Wells - an event that LonelyPlanet described as one of the top 50 "must do" things from around the world. Hundreds of participants from across the globe and plenty of spectators are expected once again.

Sunday 26th
Children's World Bog Snorkelling

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Children's World Bog Snorkelling

This event is a natural competition for those children wishing to compete in the same sport that their parents, grandparents, older brothers or sisters have competed in for years. By the time the children reach the adult category they will surely be future world champions in this unique and world renowned sport.

Sunday 26th
Ditch Racing

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Ditch Racing

A fun race taking place at the Waen Rhyd Bog. This will be the shortest race of the World Alternative Games, and the ditch, which is an overflow from our world famous bogs, runs into the River Cledan (which is also the finish line). Competitors race in pairs with the winners passing into the next knockout round. Competitors failing to stop could find themselves via the Rivers Irfon and Wye ending up in the Bristol Channel. This is a fun race with many categories including a fancy dress section – but we do strongly suggest that you do notwear your favourite elite trainers!

Sunday 26th
Wife Carrying

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Wife Carrying

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 neighbouring villages. The damsels in distress normally wouldn’t go willingly so they had to be carried. In preparationfor 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!

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