(The following is from a press release)
Applications are now available for the 3rd Annual Conejo Valley Days (CVD) Outhouse Races. The races will take place Sunday, May 10, at 1 p.m. during Conejo Valley Days (Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks).
Previous years saw such entries as “Gotta Go,” “Ye Olde John” and “Poop Coupe.’” The racecourse distance is about 200 feet on grass. Racing outhouses are built on wheels. Specific rules for building and racing the outhouses are found on the CVD website along with an entry form. The entry fee is $50.
“Recruit your co-workers and family members to build and participate,” said Chris dePalma, outhouse race chairperson. “It’s a fun, wacky way to spend an afternoon.”
The deadline to enter is Tuesday, May 5. Outhouses must be delivered to the CVD site between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on that day Each outhouse entry must have its name displayed on the exterior. To participate, someone is required to sit in the outhouse while two others push the outhouse down the course.
Trophies are awarded to first, second and third place winners. In addition, there will be a “People’s Choice Award.” For information and entry forms, go to http://www.conejovalleydays.us/outhouse-races or contact dePalma, cvdouthouserac[email protected]
Conejo Valley Days is May 7 through May 10 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks. CVD hours are Thursday, May 7, 5-10 p.m., Friday, May 8, 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 9, noon to midnight and Sunday, May 10, 12-8 p.m. The Pet Central Education and Welfare Foundation is the nonprofit partner for this year’s Conejo Valley Days. In addition, more than 30 local nonprofit groups participate in CVD each year, raising money that is invested back into the community.