On Feb 15 2014, 30 participants, representing 15 countries, will descend on the German spa town of Braunlage in the Harz Mountains to compete in the biannual Naked Sledging World Championships, one of the more bizarre dates in this year’s sporting calendar.

Two races will be held, one for men and the other for women, and prizes of 1,000 euros are up for grabs if you are crowned the best naked sledger around.

An estimated 25,000 people watched the event in 2012 and you can see the appeal, especially if you cast an eye over 2012’s winning lady (and porn star) Mia Magma, who organisers described as “too naked and too fast for everyone else” as she conquered the 89.0m slope, while wearing very little.

The 2014 edition will see Team GB’s first ever entry and if you think you have what it takes to fly the flag, an application form can be completed online on the Chillisauce.co.uk website. No previous sledding experience is needed.

If you are more about the watching than the taking part, that’s fine too – Chillisauce.co.uk has a number of packages available including transfers between the airport and resort, two nights accommodation in a traditional guest house, and entry as a spectator to the race and the after-party.

There will also be a members area which spectators can pay to access for exclusive entertainment.

“This is one of the biggest parties on the planet! We’re very excited to be offering packages for groups, and even couples, to attend the Naked Sledding World Championship next month,” Mike Chidzey, spokesperson for Chillisauce.co.uk, said. “Some couples may see this as the perfect weekend to get their partner in the romantic mood with all those naked bodies around, whilst it is also the ultimate event for a stag or hen party. This is a weekend package for those who are truly up for a laugh and are looking for an experience they’ll never forget. Get behind your country and cheer on the two individuals set to be sledding to bring the title home!”

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