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Posted by n0tes on 2011.08.27 at 15:58
I just completed the "Ruckus Run".  I received free entry into the race--the perks of working at a gym.

In short it was a four mile "obstacle style" race.  There were cargo nets to climb, mud hills to run up, mud pits to run through, walls to climb over, nets to go under, ab crawls, afew things to jump over, and I believe that's all there was.  My heat was the last of the day at 1:00 p.m.  They determine the overall winner by having a "championship" heat. (so the top runners from each heat run it twice)

It wasn't nearly as hard as "The Original Mud Run"--which was insane.  It was definitely an experience.  It was set up outside of Crew Stadium (MLS Soccer Team in Columbus) in the parking lots and surrounding RV camping area.  That is to say it was primarily on asphalt over trails/dirt/mud.  I much prefer to run in the woods, but it conveniently close to downtown.  The obstacles on this race we not too difficult overall.  I was filthy dirty but I intentionally splashed and sloshed through the mud.  So, would I run it again? Yes, but I would register WAAAYY in advance because it was not worth the "late registration fee" by any means.  If they come to your area go out and give it a shot. It is most definitely acceptable as a "novice" or very first obstacle course. My next race is the "Hell Run" in about 3 weeks.

Here's my face following the race:

Comments:


Thorn
velvetruin at 2011-08-27 21:29 (UTC) (Link)
Four miles?! It sounds like it would have been pretty hard for me to finish! Good job!
Emilie___♪
n0tes at 2011-08-28 02:42 (UTC) (Link)
the running was really no more than a half mile stretch straight.. I walked a bit because of the terrain being horrible (i wasn't about to break anything). It's a lot easier mentally than a 5k or 10k because its broken up
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