YMCA TO HOST INAUGURAL CHALLENGE RUN WITH OBSTACLE COURSE
Barium Springs Family YMCA Launches First OhYeah! Xtreme Challenge Run
BARIUM SPRINGS, NC (April 5, 2012) – Set in scenic terrain, the Barium Springs Family YMCA will host the first ever OhYeah! Xtreme Challenge Run on a tough 3.5-mile course on Saturday, April 14 at 9 a.m. The obstacle course includes climbing walls, creek and swamp runs, phone poll leaps, tire runs, creek pole leaps, ladder climbs, hill climbs and more for competitors who want an “extreme” challenge.
The event, made possible by title sponsor OhYeah! Nutrition, will take place at the Barium Springs Family YMCA just outside Statesville, N.C.
“You have to push yourself to know what you can truly accomplish. This course is definitely going to challenge competitors with a wide variety of obstacles,” said Jefferson Waugh, Program Coordinator for the Barium Springs Family YMCA and Race Director for the event. “More than anything, this is about having a great time. Race participants should come ready to get muddy and have fun.”
The “mud run” style event is the first of its kind for the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, a hub for healthy living and wellness activities for the whole family. The event is expected to draw competitors from the Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Statesville areas and surrounding communities.
The race course was built using a generous grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. While suited to all athletic levels, it does offer intense challenges for those who wish to test their endurance and physical ability.
Race registration is $35/Person; $40/Person on Run Day or $120/Team of 4; $140/Team of 4 on Run Day. Registration is open now at www.queencitytiming.com or at ymcanwnc.org/xtremechallenge. On-site registration will be open on Race Day from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Jefferson Waugh at email@example.com or 704-883-0780.
YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina engages more than 100,000 men, women and children annually – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in communities across five counties, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at www.ymcanwnc.org.
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