Coffin Races

In October of 2012, the community of Denton had its first ever coffin race. The rules were simple. Drivers had to be mindful of wheel size, and helmets and brakes were strongly encouraged at best. Of course, that didn’t stop many drivers from disregarding all the rules, and spectators saw everything from cars with no steering wheels to someone racing a hospital gurney. Luckily, no major incidents were reported, no lawsuits were filed, and for the sake of safety and fairness, today’s coffin racer will find many strict rules and regulations to adhere to.

The coffin races have easily become one of the most popular attractions of the festival, and spectators seem to show up earlier every year to stake their claim on what they believe to be the more coveted viewing spots on Hickory.

2017 COFFIN RACE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Want to be added to our list of alternates in case a registered team drops out? Email dentoncoffinraces@gmail.com.