The legendary North Country Mud Run is Back! Are you ready to RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!?
Plattsburgh's obstacle and adventure race returns to the Plattsburgh City Beach for its seventh year on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
The 5K (3.1 mile) race, presented by the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department will start at the City Beach at 2pm. Waves of runners will start every 30 minutes. Participants can expect the race to be along the City Beach, Heritage Trail, Scomotion Creek area, and along the Crete Civic Center area.
The race will include over a dozen obstacles throughout the course. Fan-favorites like the harvest crawl, mud pit, tunnel crawl, scramble net, water wading, and fire jumping will continue to challenge participants of all ages and abilities. Organizers will add a number of new and challenging obstacles to the course as well. For example, last year’s race introduced participants to crawling under military vehicles and jumping over walls. Spectators can enjoy seeing many of the obstacles in the area between the back of the Crete Civic Center and the main swim area of the beach.
The ever-popular costume contest will return with prizes for the best costumes. Event entertainment and music will be provided by 99.9 The Buzz throughout the race and after-race party. Food, drinks, and vendors will be available for both participants and spectators.
Continuing the tradition will be the “Pebble-eater” Adventure Race for children. Kids, aged 4-6, can run a shortened route (about ½ mile) at 12pm. 7-9 year-olds can run a ¾ mile route at 12:30pm, and 10-14 year-olds can run a 1.5 mile loop at 1pm. All routes incorporate age-appropriate obstacles and safety measures, and will finish in the crowd-favorite mud pit.
New this year, the 3pm Wave will be available for the Rockeater Corporate Challenge. Businesses can pre-register with Steve Peters via email/phone (firstname.lastname@example.org , 324-7709) and receive special registration links and pricing for their employees. Finishers of the Corporate Challenge will receive points for their finish, with the lowest combined score being declared the Rockeater Coprorate Challenge Champion. Novabus has already registered their team and are certain that they will defeat any area businesses that accept their challenge.
All waves will be computer “chip” timed by Adirondack Coast Events with instantaneous results and accurate times. In addition, all participants will receive a legendary Rockeater t-shirt and unique medal (available to the first 100 people that finish each wave).
“This is one of the most fun events that we put on and it’s amazing that we are in our seventh year already,” said Steve Peters, Superintendent of Recreation. “The Rockeater really is THE original local adventure race, and it is so much fun for all of our participants. It doesn’t matter if you are a runner or non-runner; this is simply an event that shouldn’t be missed.”
Registration fee will be $30 for the first 25 people in each wave, $35 for the next 50 people in each wave and $40 for the next 50 in each wave and $45 for all other registrants after that. The deadline for race entry is September 16. Registration can be done at www.rockeateradventurerace.com. Race day registration will be available for $45. It will include participation in the race, a Rockeater Adventure Race T-shirt, finisher medal, bib number, and after-party admission. Costumes add a fun element to adventure races and are encouraged.