From one of the most memorable scenes in the holiday classic A Christmas Story, the “Oh Fuuudge!” Relay Race pays tribute to the events leading up to Ralphie blurting out “the-queen-mother-of-dirty-words.” Join the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority as it hosts the event on Saturday, Dec. 10, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.
Teams of one parent and one child will compete to see who can change a tire and maneuver through an obstacle course the quickest. The parent will be responsible for removing the tire and placing the lug nuts in a hubcap. Once all lug nuts are removed and the tire is placed on the ground, the child will attempt to hold the hubcap steady and keep all lug nuts in place as they work their way through the obstacle course. When the child returns with the hubcap, the parent will replace the tire, fasten the lug nuts and both will return to the vehicle.
There are two age categories to enter, with the category being based on the age of the child: ages 4 to 7 or 8 to 12. Entry fee for the race is non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The team with the best time in each age category will be awarded a prize for both the child and the adult. All past winners are ineligible to win contests. See highlights from past races here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqkn0n6B2TU.
The “Oh Fuuudge!” Relay Race is part of theA Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit, which is presented in agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31, 2016 in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center. The exhibit features six animatronic window displays depicting scenes from the holiday movie classic. Additionally, a bronze statue of Flick, whose tongue is permanently “stuck” to a flagpole, can be viewed outside of the Indiana Welcome Center.
For more information or to register for the “Oh Fuuudge!” Relay Race, or for more information on the exhibit, weekend and holiday hours or other special events, contact the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-989-7770 or visit www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com.