Great Yerington Sack Race Held in Honor of Harry Warren

on February 27, 2005

In 1910, rancher Harry Warren bet his friends that he could carry a 120-pound grain sack 10 miles from Wabuska to Yerington (pop. 2,883). Warren reportedly won $1,500 when he completed the distance in about 3.5 hours. To commemorate Warren’s feat, Yerington holds The Great Yerington Sack Race-whenever enough contestants can be rounded up.

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