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The Porta Potty Races

Saturday, February 25th, 2023
11am - 4pm

Races start at Noon

Nothing breathes life into a frigid winter day like sailing across the frozen ground in a homemade porta potty. Just ask the over 300 attendees at our event in 2022, held at The Smiling Moose in Newton.


For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of porta potty racing, the official rules state that all competing lavatories have three walls and a toilet seat, leaving room for a wide range of design strategies to slip and flip. Participants build their own racing loos, homemade structures built atop skis, so their porta-potties level up from portable to race-able. Within each unique exterior sits a courageous “driver,” operating the latrine with nerves of steel-- not that they have any control. The true feats of athleticism and balance are performed by the racing teams, three or fewer member crews that push and pull their contraptions 30 yards to cross the finish line.

It’s no small feat racing an outhouse—or watching someone else do it from the sidelines. Our event provides the fuel all day long, serving food, drinks, raffles, and family fun.




Think you can race a porta potty? Sign your team up TODAY!

The cost of registration is $40 per team. To register, use the link below. To pay your registration, use our donation link online (HERE) or mail your completed registration form, and a check made payable to Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends, 1011 Washington Street, Suite 6, Manitowoc, WI 54220, or Venmo us @lakeshorefosterfamilies.


Teams of up to 5 members will assemble their own customized "porta potty" to race down a snowy strip. The winner is determined with a double-elimination bracket and will take home the trophy and prizes!

Requirements for you porta potty: must resemble an outhouse, must have a seat with a hole, and must resemble be equipped with wiping paraphernalia (toilet paper, corn cobs, junk mail, leaves, etc.), a push bar, and a rider. No motors or cleats are allowed. This event will happen, rain, snow, or shine!

Prizes will be awarded for the race winners (top 3) and the judges will decide which team was Most Creative, Best Dressed Team, and Judges Choice!


All team members must be prepared to sign liability waivers at the event, prior to racing.


A complete list of rules can be found HERE.