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Date set for Coopersville's Outhouse 500
Date set for Coopersville's Outhouse 500

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—The date is set for an unusual tradition shutting down downtown Coopersville.

The Outhouse 500 will return Feb. 22, 2014.  Right now, the Coopersville Merchants Group is accepting entry registrations. 

Each outhouse entered in the race must have four walls, a roof and a doorway with a crescent moon shape on it.  No glass, motors or riders are allowed.  The team name must be displayed on each side of the outhouse.

Between two and five people must push the outhouse down the 500 foot race course.  The top three teams to cross the finish line first win a trophy.  Organizers will also hand out awards for the most creative outhouse and the team with the most spirit.  Registration is $30.  All forms are due Feb. 15.  For more information including a registration form,  visit the Coopersville Farm Museum website here.