Wide Open Rush

Event Date

Sat, Dec 13, 2014


Tallahassee, FL

About This Activity

Leon County, in partnership with the United Way of the Big Bend, will host the Wide Open Rush on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Leon County Apalachee Regional Park.

The Wide Open Rush combines the fundamentals of trail running with the thrill and challenge of an obstacle course. The three-mile course incorporates 10 obstacles that racers must maneuver by climbing, crawling, jumping, weaving or pushing their way through!

This fun-filled challenge is designed to provide an entertaining experience for participants at all levels of fitness. Volunteers will be stationed along the route to provide assistance to racers, as necessary.

Not quite ready to venture out on the race course?

Not to worry, there will be multiple spectator areas to watch the excitement unravel or you can volunteer to help out on the course.
Find more information and updates on the event website; www.WideOpenRush.org .


Kids Race - For those adventurous souls who are ready to race, but haven't quite hit the age cut off for the main race (12+)...you are not being left behind. We will have kids races as well.

Ages 5-11: Kids Rush

Check out the website for more details about the obstacles as the event gets closer!


Event details and schedule

Online Registration:

         Through DEC. 8 at midnight:

                  General Registration ($40)

                  Kids Race ($10)

         DEC. 9 through DEC. 11 @ 4 p.m.:

                  General Registration ($55)

                  Kids Race ($10)


  • Participants in the main race must be at least 12 years old on race day. Those under 12 who wish to race may participate in the kids race. 
  • Offline is available until DEC. 12 at 5 p.m. See notes below.
  • Racers must be registered by Monday, DEC. 8 to be guaranteed an event shirt.


Offline Registration:

The form for offline registration can be found on the event site at www.WideOpenRush.org as of Friday, NOV. 7.

Print and hand deliver with check or cash to the United Way of the Big Bend during regular office hours. UWBB is located at 307 E. 7th Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32303. DO NOT MAIL IN THESE FORMS.


PRE-RACE Packet Pick Up:

         Date: Thursday, December 11

         Time: 5 p.m. -8 p.m.

         Location: Capital City Runners, 1817 Thomasville Road #510, Tallahassee, FL 32303

*If you cannot make check-in on Thursday, you MUST check-in on site at the Leon County Apalachee Regional Park between 7:30 - 9 a.m. on race day.


Race Day:

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. – Race Day Packet Pick Up

9:15 - 9:25 a.m. – Welcome

9:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Starts

10:45 a.m. – Kids Race and Post-Race Celebration**

**Post-race event times are subject to change.



Event organizers will make every effort to place groups in waves together. However, to do so participants must either list a team name or list out those they wish to race with during registration.


Wave placement information will be sent out the Wednesday prior to the race. IF we are able to accommodate changes after this date we will do so, but change requests must be submitted by 8 p.m. Thursday prior to the race. The waves will NOT be adjusted on race day.



Winner brackets will be as follows -

  • Overall (1-3)
  • Top Man (1)
  • Top Woman (1)
  • Men 16-24
  • Men 25-35
  • Men 36-45
  • Men 46-55
  • Men 55+
  • Women 16-24
  • Women 25-35
  • Women 36-45
  • Women 46-55
  • Women 55+

Sure to inspire the creativity in all the racers, awards will also be given for best “uniform”.



Bring the family and friends out, throw down a blanket and grab some grub from local food trucks for a fun-filled picnic! You can also check out the local and regional businesses and organizations showcasing at the event.



The park is located at 7550 Apalachee Parkway, about 4.5 miles east of US-319 on US-27.

Still need more information? Check out the course and get more details at www.WideOpenRush.org

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