Skip to content

Lumby Outhouse Races seek teams to take plunge

Third annual races, which benefit Monashee Trail Society and trail initiatives, set for Jan. 21, 2024

Organizers are, naturally, looking to flush out entries for Lumby’s third annual Outhouse Races.

The immensely popular commode contest is set for Sunday, Jan. 21, at 12 p.m. at the West Salmon Trail parking lot off Bessette Street.

A maximum of 20 teams will be accepted. The cost is $50 per team and outhouse enthusiasts are asked to register early. All proceeds to benefit the race organizers, the Monashee Trail Society, and local trail initiatives in the Lumby area.

“This is a family friendly, fun-filled afternoon of fast-paced racing over the snow using an outhouse as your racing chariot,” said the society.

Teams of three will race a three-sided ‘outhouse’ using skis, sheet metal or anything else they can come up with to slide it across the packed snow.

Two teammates push the outhouse down the straight stretch track, and the third is seated on the throne with a helmet.

“The winning team will beat out their competitors through, er, ‘head-to-head’ races with multiple heats,” said the society.

Businesses, community groups, friends, and families are all welcome to put in teams.

All teams must register by Jan. 19 via email to, or call 1-403-710-1069.

Prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place, and best decorated outhouse.

READ MORE: WATCH: Fun with outhouses in Lumby

READ MORE: North Okanagan Citizen of the Year fondly remembered

Roger Knox

About the Author: Roger Knox

I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
Read more