abc
QUICK LINKS:

Victory Challenge 5K Hits the Twin Ports

Updated: 07/16/2014 9:19 AM
Created: 07/16/2014 4:18 AM WDIO.com

This Saturday is your chance to take part in a unique 5K that asks runner to let their adventurous side run free. 

The Victory Challenge is one fun and challenging 5K outdoor adventure race.  It's happening this Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Mont Du Lac ski resort in beautiful Superior, Wisconsin.

Race coordinator Matt O'Hara says the race is for all skill levels and the scenic area of Mont Du Lac offers a great space for lots of obstacles.

"This is a big playground, we want everybody to come out.  Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just someone who enjoys running 5Ks or works out on occasion," O'Hara said.

O'Hara says there have been similar races in the area, but nothing quite like this.  This race aims to get your body moving with unique obstacles, but without the mud.

"The thing about a 5K obstacle course, is that it's not just a final run.  You're not just running and running and running," O'Hara said.  "There's always something in here to kind of change your mind get your mind off of what your legs are feeling."

The race consists of running or jogging 5K of challenging terrain covered with a boatload of obstacles to conquer and maneuver over, under, around or through.

"We aren't your normal adventure race.  We're here and the staff is here committed to putting on an excellent race and it's one that is sure to come back year after year," O'Hara said.  

The race course offers anything from a large cargo net to a tire running field.  It also gives runner a beautiful view surrounding Lake Superior and the Saint Louis River basin.  

"We're going to take them out on the bluffs on the other side where they can see the Saint Louis River basin and just get some extraordinary views that they might not normally see," O'Hara said.

The race also benefits two organizations dedicated to serving the community and country - Law Enforcement United and Marine Corps Veterans Association.  

The Victory Challenge 5K is this Saturday, July 19.  For more information on early and same day registration head to their website and check out their Facebook page.

Front Page

  • New York Officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in City

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

  • Minn. Officials Walk Through Mock Ebola Scenario

    More than 100 representatives from several Minnesota agencies are going through a mock exercise to review the state's preparedness in the event of a case of Ebola.

  • Lydia Marie Barney Woman Charged with Murder after Stabbing in Stoney Brook Township

    There is new development in the murder case on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The husband of the victim has been released, and he is facing no charges. Instead, the woman who police had been searching for, Lydia Marie Barney, has been charged with second degree murder.

  • No Injuries in Early Morning Esko Structure Fire

    Deputies say there were no injuries in an early morning structure fire in Esko Thursday. Crews responded to the 200 block of Nelson Road around 4:30 a.m. Deputies said the cause of the fire was not suspicious.

  • 1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Cass County Crash

    An Aitkin County man is in custody and another person is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cass County. 

 

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Carlton, South St. Louis; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Douglas
Expires: 10/24/2014 10:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement