As someone who has been in the sport for years, I love to see the new direction that running and racing has taken. We are now seeing variety in the sport with the addition of obstacle racing, mud runs, color runs, long distance relays and the addition of all things neon and sparkly. While purists may feel that certain new additions devalue the sport of running itself, I believe the opposite to be true. Variety brings a VARIETY of athletes to our sport who may not think running alone is that exciting. The addition of mud, obstacles, color and AMAZING after parties really sweetens the pot for some. It flushes out hard core athletes and Couch to 5Kers alike. Now THAT makes me happy. The more people moving, the better!
Today, I want to introduce a new race experience to you called the Corn Fed Crucible running and obstacle event in Monterey, IN on September 13, 2014. This is one to add to your calendar NOW!
The Cruicible is a 4-5 mile obstacle course race that’s not for the faint of heart. Looking for something new? Something fun? Something that will challenge you? Then this might be the next best thing. According to the website
and my inside source:
The Crucible is the ultimate race experience that combines 5+ miles of rugged terrain with unique and challenging obstacles. It is the greatest test of stamina, mental determination, fitness, and camaraderie.
The 5 miles of rugged terrain will also encompass 20 obstacles for you and your friends. Each obstacle will offer a beginner and experienced option. So, please don’t worry if your BFF is the obstacle course queen and you just came for the after party cuz BOTH OF YOU will be challenged at your individualized ability level and still make to the finish for the free beer!
Are you fast? Are you strong? And I mean really fast and really strong?!?! If so, then enter the elite division and fight for the prize money! Showcase your inner
and outer badass and bring home the cash! There will be cash and prizes offered to the top 3 individual men and the top 3 individual women, PLUS the top team of 4 that crosses the finish line TOGETHER with all 4 teammates in tow.
Now let’s be honest, some of us just go thru all that “fun” to get our butts to the after party as quickly as possible. The Cruicible is boasting an ALL DAY after party that will knock your socks off
if you didn’t already lose them in the mud. There will be food, beer, games, music and contests. Oh, and if I forgot to mention it, the party will go on ALL DAY LONG. WhooooHooooo!
I have one FREE entry to GIVE AWAY to this amazing event. How to enter? Please comment below and tell me if you have done any of these new events which offer obstacles, mud, color or team participation and most importantly, did you like it? You can earn a second entry to the drawing by liking the Corn Fed Spartans FB page HERE, where you can get updated info about the Crucible event at all times. And you can earn a third and final entry by sharing this giveaway with all your friends via any social media outlet of your choosing. Let me know, in the comments below, what you did and how many entries to assign you! Good luck! Giveaway will run from now until Friday, February 21st at 9am. On Friday, I will select one winner for the FREE Crucible entry, a $65 value.
My first mud run back in 2006 with Aby! Super fun!!
** Be Active, Be Strong & Keep Moving ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **