Here it is…the Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Parade – October 24, 2015
It’s what you have all been waiting for: the 2015 Manitou Springs Emma Crawford Coffin Races! This year marks the 21st annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races.
Emma Crawford Coffin Races 2012
Published by Robert Berndt on YouTube
Each year more than 10,000 people come to Manitou Springs for the fun and festive Coffin Races. Teams of five, one Emma and four runners, push their coffins 195 yards to the finish line.
Emma Crawford Coffin Races 2013
Published by Fest300 on YouTube
The fastest times earn trophies as well as a chance to win Best Emma, Best Entourage, and Best Coffin. There is even a separate fire department division that competes for their own traveling trophy.
Emma Crawford Coffin Races 2014
Published by John Karle on YouTube
Emma Crawford Coffin Races 2015
The Races start off with a parade of all the coffins and teams as well as authentic hearses at 12:00pm. The races begin with two teams per heat racing for their own time. Awards are announced and handed out after the races at 2:00pm.
Visit the Manitou Springs Emma Crawford Facebook page for more details, or learn more here: http://manitousprings.org/calendar/emma-crawford-coffin-races/