The solemn and serious folks who brought you the First Ever 10th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade also bring you the 8th Annual Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs on May 18, 2013. (They must like really long names for official events!)
At 9a.m., visitors to historic downtown Hot Springs will witness costumed teams consisting of 4 “pushers” and one “bather” pushing curiously decorated bathtubs – full of water – down the length of bathhouse row in a highly competitive and irreverent race. The four pushers, who must be costumed, must consist of one person carrying a large bar of soap, another wearing a loofah mitt, another carrying a bath mat, and the 4th must carry a bath towel – as any respectable bather would do. All team members must also wear hats and suspenders. Other rules for the event will be announced before and during the race – and possibly even changed mid-race! Anyone caught arguing with a judge will receive the “death penalty” – barred from bathing on Central Avenue forever!