World Alternative Games 2022

12
Days
01
Hours
52
Minutes
52
Seconds

When

28th of Aug, 2022

Where

Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

We're back!

Roll up, roll up, roll up... for a fantastic day of fun for all at Llanwrtyd Wells, home of the World Alternative Games, later this month.

Put Sunday, August 28th in the diary - it's Bank Holiday weekend, and as always, it's the annual Bog Snorkelling extravaganza in our fantastic town, organised as always by Green Events.

Around this world famous event, the WAG team is organising some fantastic events for you to join in.

We've the ever popular:

  • Children's bog snorkelling,
  • Ditch race
  • Wife carrying
  • Husband dragging.

...and everyone is welcome to come join the fun.

There’s also a serious side to the day: we’re raising awareness for cystic fibrosis, and will have buckets for donations ready.

So what are you waiting for? Llanwrtyd Wells is waiting to offer you a warm welcome, and guaranteed fun.

Come and join us. You know you want to...

schedule

Sunday 28th
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 28th
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.

Start: 10.00 a.m Finish: When all the competitors are finished and happy!
Age categories are 8 – 10 years at a cost of £3.00 and 11 – 13 years at a cost of £4.00
The use of equipment at the Children’s Bog will follow strict covid guidelines and will be cleaned thoroughly between use using correct cleaning materials

Sunday 28th
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!

Start: 10.00 a.m Finish: 3.00 p.m
Categories Male and Female over 16 years plus at a cost of £5.00 and Junior ages 8 – 15 at a cost of £4.00

Sunday 28th
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!

Start: 11 a.m
Adults only, costs are £10.00 per couple

Sunday 28th
Wife Carrying

LOCATION: WAEN RHYDD BOG

Husband Dragging

Start: 1 p.m
Adults only, costs are £10.00 per couple

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