Manitou Springs celebrates the 24th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The parade starts at 12 p.m. followed by up to 70 teams racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory!
Each team consists of one Emma and four runners dressed in costume. The fastest 3 timed places earn trophies as well as a chance at Best Entourage, Best Coffin, a 2018 Miss Emma will be crowned, and a new team destined to race for the Coffin Cup in Nederland at the 2019 Frozen Dead Guy Days – so come dressed to impress, and race your face off!
The after party:
Come for the races, stay for the free Coffin Race after-party featuring live music in the Soda Springs Park Pavilion starting at 2:30 p.m. Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, Best Emma, Best Entourage, Best Coffin, and awarding the 2019 Frozen Dead Guy Days Challenger!