Fort Greely, Alaska – Fort Greely’s Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation’s invites the Delta-Greely community to their Annual Spring Fling Event on Saturday, March 22. The fun begins with an indoor winter triathlon at 10 a.m. followed by the much-loved “Latrines on Ice” outhouse race at noon. End the day with our first annual prom night for adults – a red carpet affair starting at 8 p.m.
Sign-ups for the indoor winter triathlon are required prior to March 7. Entrants will participate in 20 minutes of running, biking and swimming. Those who are interested should contact the Fort Greely Fitness Center at 873-2696.
Sign-ups for the annual “Latrines on Ice” outhouse race are required prior to March 17. Those who are interested should contact the Aurora Community Activity Center at 873-4782. Adherence to the “Latrines on Ice” outhouse race rules and regulations are required: Build an outhouse with wood and/or cardboard, put in a toilet seat and roll of toilet paper, mount it on skis and PUSH it 500 feet the fastest to win. Race is limited to first 10 entries. Outhouses may be built from any material that produces a structurally sound building on skis. The outhouse is limited in size to 6 feet wide including push bars, 12 feet long and 8 feet in height. There is no minimum height, length or width. The outhouse must carry one helmeted person sitting on a toilet seat. Four people will push. One roll of toilet paper is required. Push bars must be permanently mounted to the outhouse. The outhouse must ride on wooden runners, snow boards, downhill or cross-country skis. Any outhouse deemed unsound or unsafe by the race committee will not be allowed to race.
The race course will be a two-lane course with two teams racing each other down to the finish line. Time will be kept with a stopwatch. Winners of each race in the first round will compete in the finals. Top three finishers will receive a special trophy. Sign up your five person team now! This is a wonderful opportunity to use your creative side to develop a theme for your outhouse (PG-rating please).
Rules and free outhouse racer blueprint is available at the Aurora Community Activity Center and at www.facebook.com/FortGreelyFMWR. Stage your finished outhouse racer at the Aurora Community Activity Center by 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. The race will begin at noon.
To round out the fun-filled day come celebrate at the First Annual Prom Night from 8 p.m. to midnight on March 22 at the Aurora Community Activity Center on Fort Greely. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for couples. Full bar service, contest prizes and finger foods will be available. Must be 18 years and older to participate (Music by DJ Pinkleman and photographs by J. Velez). Contact the Aurora Community Activity Center front desk at 873-4782 for details and to purchase your tickets today.
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