Every spring, hundreds partake in the cheese rolling race at Cooper’s Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England, as they have for decades.

Competitors chase a large wheel of cheese down an incredibly steep hill. The winner wins the roll of cheese and bragging rights. Due to the steep incline, injuries are quite common. But not to worry: the local rugby team stands guard at the foot of the hill to ensure people do run into the fence at the bottom.

People from around the world have come to chase the massive roll of cheese down the hill, including an American veteran who ended up winning in 2013. Each year, the event grows in popularity both in spectators and competitors. Last year there were an estimated 4,000 people on the hill. This year’s cheese rolling will take place on May 29.

Could Appalachia import this funky competition? Our hills seem ideal for some cheese chasing.

View last year’s cheese rolling race here.

 

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