White Gravel Mines Extreme 5K Adventure Run 2017
WhereMinford, OH - Minford/Portsmouth, Ohio, OH - Minford, OH - 4007 White Gravel-McDaniel Rd. 5 miles north of Minford Ohio
WhenApril 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM
The Course: Our adventure run with fourteen mostly natural obstacles are waiting to test your endurance and commitment to be an extremist. The 5K obstacle course through beautiful dense woods, hills and creeks are the most excruciating challenges to encounter. Acres of inclines and declining hills throughout this 5K will put your body in shock, while the dark, eerie underground Mine portion riddled with white gravel boasts an experience like no other race can. It’s the only underground race of its kind in the Tri-State area!
The Obstacles: Besides the incredible elevation changes of Inclines, Descents and Dips throughout the property, here are a few fun challenges that will push your muscles to their breaking point.
The Mines- 56 degrees year round, while partially lit by electric as well as more antiquated methods. Each passageway is approximately 20-30' wide and 20'+ high. It’s huge, dark and beautiful to behold as you speed through the maze inside. Other obstacles include:
Chilly Jordan- a waist deep wade through Mines water. Did we mention its 50 degrees?
NEW* Tame the Flame- a fire jump-over testing your leap of faith.
NEW* Rope Rider- brace yourself for a balancing act on a rope bridge crossover .
Sweat Net- a handmade cargo net climb requiring great strength.
Pondered- ponder whether to swim through or skim by the natural pond.
Highway to Heaven- rope assisted pull uphill on a 45-55 degree angle beast
Devil’s Descent- rope assisted twisty descent to your doom. Steady now.
Belly Bog- shimmey through a natural branch covering, end with an army style mud crawl.
Decision Valley- an over and under pass through inconveniently placed trees.
Cross Carry- bear the burden of a rugged log on your back through the woods.
Squeeze Breeze- a small tube crawl to slow you down, but it’s a breeze!
Participants can be Individual racers or Extreme Teams (a team name must be included when registering to be included in the team category).
••Online registration now available for teams! ONE person must register at least 6 team members to receive discounted team rate••
Individual racers: $40 Early Bird until April 22nd, 2017 with guaranteed wave time and t-shirt.
Individual racers: $50 late registration from April 23rd thru Race Day, with NO t-shirt guarantees.
Extreme Teams: $35 per person Early Bird ONLINE registration until April 22nd, 2017 for teams of 6 or more, wave times and t-shirt guarantees.
Extreme Teams: $45 late ONLINE registration from April 23rd thru Race Day for teams of 6 or more, with NO t-shirt guarantees.
♦Extreme Team Leader? Gather a team of 10 participants and the leader's registration fee is free!
♦♦EpiPen users, inform registration table. Allergies/Bee stings possible and we need to be prepared!
Male and Female Divisions:
10 & under, 11-17yrs, 18-24yrs, 25-31yrs, 32-38yrs, 39-45yrs, 46-52yrs, 53-59yrs, 60yrs & up.
1st place medals for Male and Female: Best time overall
1st & 2nd & 3rd place medals for Male and Female: For the fastest finishers in each age division.
1st & 2nd place medals for Extreme Teams: Top 6 finishers only in each winning team receive medals.
Disqualifying runners: To keep the integrity of our 5K, we have made a decision to disqualify those that do not attempt an obstacle. This only means you will not receive a medal. Our medals are given for best running times and not completing obstacles will compromise that time. You will be marked with an X to notify us of this and it will ensure that our competing runners times will medal properly. Time penalties will be aquired. No worries to those who love the challenge and are not concerned about their time, continue on and have a blast while attempting all that you can!
Proceeds from this race will be donated to the White Gravel Mines Productions.
1st Wave begins at 9am, then every 10 minutes thereafter. Bring a flashlight/headlamp if you’d like. Additional shirts will be available on Race Day while supplies last. Photos of runners will be posted to Facebook @ White Gravel Mines.