Grand Geneva welcomes rugged runners for the 2013 Gladiator Assault Challenge this weekend. The 7+-mile endurance and mud run, featuring 30 military-style obstacles, includes timed waves on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, at the Lake Geneva resort.
Course obstacles require team and individual competitors to run, balance, climb, crawl, jump, and make their way through a wild assortment of physical fitness trials.
Popular Gladiator Assault Challenge obstacles include:
- Down and Dirty
- High Horse Hurdles
- Jungle Climb
- Leap of Faith
- Monkey Cargo Box
- Muddy Bunkers
- River’s Rage
- Sherwood Forest
- Slippery Slope
- Snake Bite
- Steeple Chase
- Wall of Shame
- and more.
Completion of the course requires agility, speed, stamina, strength, and overall daring.
“[The Gladiator Assault Challenge is] one of the best mud runs of the year,” exclaimed Chris, a perennial participant from Johnsburg, Illinois, on the Facebook event page.
Last-minute registration, available through Friday, September 27, if space permits, costs $120. Participants must be 16 years of age or more. Each registrant receives an official Gladiator Assault Challenge tee shirt, a free post-race beer, and admission to the pre- and post-race festivities.
Spectators pay a $10 entry fee (per person). Parking fees apply as well.
Grand Geneva, host of the 2013 Gladiator Assault Challenge, is located at 7036 Grand Geneva Way, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. For younger athletes, ranging in age from 10 to 16 years, a Junior Gladiator Assault is also offered.
The Gladiator Assault Challenge will hold another race on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Seven Oaks Recreation, in Boone, Iowa.
Southeast Wisconsin Run Organizers: Email me with your event details, at least a month in advance, for possible inclusion in upcoming articles. Please include flyers, if available, or tag me on your Facebook event pages.
Please note: Thank you for reading and for sharing the link to this article with others. Feel free to +1, Digg, Facebook, Pin, Stumble, Tweet, or otherwise pass the http link along. However, this content is copyrighted, so the actual article (or images) may not be copied and reposted on blogs, social networking sites, websites, or elsewhere.
Readers: You are invited to subscribe (confidentially and free, using the link provided above) to receive e-mail updates whenever this columnist publishes a new article. Feel free to follow on Google Plus and Twitter. You may wish to join this writer's fan page. Be sure to “like” the Running Examiner – Milwaukee and More page on Facebook for news, information, and inspiration for runners.
Writers: Want to learn how you can join Examiner as a columnist in your choice of cities and topics? Email me for details.