Coffin Races in Nederland, Colorado 2015

Zeb and Eider Duck are still in Nederland, Colorado at Frozen Dead Guy Days.   Now we are ready for the coffin races.   The racing teams pay their entry fee, build the coffin, design their costumes and choose a person to ride in the coffin.   The racing route is usually snowy with some ice, but today it is mud and water.

Muddy track

Muddy track

This warm weather has melted the snow, and mud is flying everywhere.

Teams carry the coffins up the first snow pile, run down the hill, race around the track and up the next snow pile. Here comes a coffin racing team now.

Starting the race

Starting the race

This team is the Cereal Killers.   Tony the Tiger is in the front.

Now we have the Pink Socks.

The Pink Socks.   The defending champions

The Pink Socks. The defending champions

This team has won 5 times and is the defending champion of coffin races.     The Harlem Globetrotters are racing now.

Do they race as well as they play basketball?

Do they race as well as they play basketball?

They slipped and dropped the coffin.

Running fast!

Running fast!

With these costumes, they are fortunate that it is warm.

Person doing well in coffin

Person doing well in coffin, but runners sliding and falling

Get up the second snow hill is difficult, and slippery

Get up the second snow hill is difficult, and slippery

Very slippery

Very slippery

Like the green shirts

Like the green shirts

Help is near--just in case...

Help is near–just in case…

The pink socks

The Pink Socks

The Pink Socks seem to be going up the second snow hill with little problem.   These guys must train for this event.   They won again.  The Pink Socks are now six time coffin racing champions.   Great race Pink Socks!   Congratulations!  The Cereal Killers won second place.  Congratulations to Tony the Tiger and the team.

If you wondering where Zeb and Eider are during this race, they are right in the front.   The mud was flying and here we are after the race, sitting on mom’s mud splattered jacket.   Her jeans, hat and sunglasses also were covered in mud.  Our humans are muddy messes, but they are smiling.

Mud splattered!

Mud splattered!

Guess all the mud and dirt means we had a great time.   I hope  you go to the coffin races in Nederland, Colorado next March and enjoy Frozen Dead Guy Days.

 

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