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The Battlegrounds mud run adds new “Elite Wave”

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Why just run, when you can add fun to it? The Battlegrounds mud run obstacle course next run is set for Saturday October 4th, 2014 and you still have time to get into the muddy fun! Official Charitable Partner for the October 2014 Race: The BackStoppers.

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According to their website “The Battlegrounds™, the Midwest’s best permanent mud run obstacle course, is guaranteed to challenge even the fittest athlete. Experience our 5k / 3.2 mile or five-mile run with 30+ military-themed obstacles where you will face your fears along with mud, water and ice. Bring your friends and family… At The Battlegrounds, spectators & children are welcome and parking is always free. Plus, we offer music, activities, vendors and fun challenges throughout the festival site.”

Wondering what kind of obstacles you will encounter?
• 1. Hamburger Hill
• 2. 5 Jump Chump
• 3. Knee High Hell
• 4. Hay Bales
• 5. Trenches
• 6. Jungle Climb
• 7. Combat Crawl
• 8. Walk of Peril
• 9. Fox Hole
• 10. Torpedo Launcher
• 11. Tire Hill
• 12. Spindle Alley
• 13. Steeple Alley
• 14. Alligator Alley
• 15. Creek Cross
• 16. Army Crawl
• 17. Battle at Knotty Root Hill
• 18. Survivor Swim
• 19. The Crawl
• 20. Marine Climb
• 21. Creek Run
• 22. Drop Zone
• 23. Rope Traverse
• 24. 15 Foot Wall
• 25. Creek Run
• 26. Weavers
• 27. Valley of Mud
• 28. Wooden Bridge
• 29. Gauntlet
• 30. Frozen Tundra
• 31. Muddy Triumph

Newly added is a tough 8 a.m. Elite Wave competition!

According to the website “The 5 Mile ELITE WAVE is meant to be the most physically challenging experience for our participants with similar abilities. This option is only available at the 8:00 a.m. race time, so be sure to register as we are limited to 250 runners, including both individuals and 4-person teams, who can maintain an 8 minute 30-second mile pace. The ELITE WAVE is meant to be a competitive event. For the purpose of awarding medals we must keep each team at a consistent number (four). We offer start-to-finish chip timing to insure accurate timing for each participant.”

“The 5 Mile course is not only longer, it has more difficult terrain, and includes a few more obstacles and special surprises that will be unique to the ELITE WAVE. You will get 3 chances to correctly complete each obstacle as instructed by the obstacle captain. If you are unable to complete an obstacle, you (and your teammates) will be disqualified from receiving an award.”

Not sure you can do the full course or up to the Elite Wave, there is the Cadet Course: 5k (3.2 mile).If you’d rather get your feet muddy before trying the full Battlegrounds Challenge, then this is the race for you. Still tough, a little less intense, but tons of fun.

Of course after you complete the run, wash away the mud at our on-site shower facilities and stay for our after-party celebration or join your friends at our adjacent Cedar Lake Cellars winery. Register today at before 9/1/2014 and save ten bucks.

Source and Image: The Battlegrounds