Wife Carrying originated in Finland, and its history is based around the 19th century legend of Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen, or “Ronkainen the Robber.” There are three stories as to how the sport was created.
The first step to starting The Watamu Sport Festival is picking up your race packet. The Watamu Sport Festival Expo will have more than 30 vendors selling all sorts of goods and services. The Expo is the place where you: get your race kit. catch up one the latest news in lifestyle, sport, health and nutrition from tens of national and regional exhibitors.
The Watamu Run is a new addition to the Watamu Sport Festival, the event is part of the RUNNERSPOINT Series of events whereby top Age-Group athletes earn valuable points towards the Age Group Athlete of The Year Awards. The event cuts across the countryside of watamu, features beautiful coastal scenery and natural features. The last 700m of both the 20km and 10km races is run on the world famous Turtle Bay Beach.