a wife carrying contest the Wife Carrying World Championships held in Finland.
The official website of the above mentioned contest.
Prize: Your wife’s weight in sweet, sweet, BEER. (Which would of course lead you to the next question: Is it Guinness?)
From the rules, amended by the International Wife Carrying Competition Rules Commitee (IWCCR):
The wife to be carried can be your own, the neighbour’s or you may have found her farther afield; she must, however, be over 17 years of age
Gotta love the Finnish. The website’s a little out of date, but wouldn’t it be interesting to send someone over there and have a United States Wife Carrying Champion?