The Great Escape 5k 2016


Event Date

Sat, Dec 10, 2016


Bloomingdale, GA


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Team of 2

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

You have been captured...locked up in a military prison...deep behind enemies lines... They say no one can escape. As a POW it is your job to cause trouble for the enemy however you can, and if possible escape to fight another day. The resistance was able to set up an escape route but it's dangerous. There will be challenges to overcome and it won't be long before the guards are chasing you through the woods. You're partnered up, the signs are lite and the route is true. Over come the military traps, out run the guards and make it to the border. If you do, you'll enjoy a hero's welcome and recieve a medal of honor. 
The captain gives the word and under the cover of darkness the entire platoon is jumping the fence and running toward the border.

This is a 3 mile race with 15 obstacles, and multiple chase zones within the course. There is no timing, just escape.

You must be at least 13 years of age to participate
You and your partner must stick together the entire time
You start with 4 flags and will lose a flag if you fail/skip an obstacle
You will lose a flag if you get caught by a military guard.

(When you are caught the guard will remove one flag from your team and you continue to race)
This is a night run with some dark zones.
Finish with no flags and sting of defeat should inspire you to come back next year.
FInish with at least 1 team flag and recieve a Survivor medal
Just 15 mins from Savannah, Ga with easy access from I-95
Difficulty Rating: Mild to Difficult
Light Distance: 3 miles over trails
Obstacles: Mild (one hard for an average person)

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Pricing Per Person;

  • $35 Until Sept 30th - Volunteer Pricing
  • $40 Until Oct 31st - The Draft
  • $45 Until Nov 30th - Call in the Reserves
  • $50 Until Dec 8th - Who's left to?
  • $55 At packet pickup and race day until 7pm onsite

Special Military/First Responders Pricing


Waves leave every 15 mins with the First wave at 7pm and the last wave at 8:30pm

 A true story:

 The Great Escape is a 1963 American film about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. The film is based on the book of the same name by Paul Brickhill, a non-fiction account of the mass escape from Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now ?aga?, Poland), in the province of Lower Silesia, Nazi Germany. The characters are based on real men, in some cases composites of several men. The film was made by the Mirisch Company, released by United Artists, and produced and directed by John Sturges.

 Never Seen the movie?

This race was inspired by our WWII heros - It is our hope that we can honor all our military and their families out of this event.

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