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April 18, 2012
Get in the mud! Here's a look at some of the region's upcoming obstacle mud runs. Note: Check each organization's web site for more race day options. Fees increase for most of these events as the race day approaches. Tough Mudder May 12 and 13: Pocono Manor, PA, final entry by May 5, $200 Sept. 8 and 9: Frederick, MD, "tough" discount through April 30, $125 Oct. 20 and 21: Englishtown, NJ: "tough" discount through April 30, $125 Register at: http://www.toughmudder.com Spartan Race July 14 and 15: Palmerton, PA, $60-$100 Aug. 25 and 26: Leesburg, VA, $95-$145 Register at: http://www.spartanrace.com Warrior Dash May 19 and 20: Mechanicsville, MD; $75 Saturday, $65 Sunday; registration closes May 7. June 16 and 17: Long Pond, PA, $75 July 14: Morristown, NJ, $55 through May 29, $65 through July 2 Register at: http://www.warriordash.com Rugged Maniac July 14: Englishtown, NJ, $68 by May 4, $78 by June 8, $88 through July 6 Register at: http://www.ruggedmaniac.com —Catherine Mallette
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By Carrie Wells and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
Mud pits, electric wires, climbing walls and a long-distance run - for most participants, outdoor obstacle races offer a chance to overcome physical challenges and bond with friends, often in a rowdy atmosphere. But even as these adrenaline-fueled races have exploded in popularity in a recent years, creating an industry with tens of millions of dollars in revenue, some racers have paid a high price. The April drowning of an Ellicott City man at a Tough Mudder series race in West Virginia was at least the fourth death involving participants at such events since 2011.
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By Carrie Wells and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
Mud pits, electric wires, climbing walls and a long-distance run - for most participants, outdoor obstacle races offer a chance to overcome physical challenges and bond with friends, often in a rowdy atmosphere. But even as these adrenaline-fueled races have exploded in popularity in a recent years, creating an industry with tens of millions of dollars in revenue, some racers have paid a high price. The April drowning of an Ellicott City man at a Tough Mudder series race in West Virginia was at least the fourth death involving participants at such events since 2011.
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Kevin Cowherd | July 4, 2012
If your idea of an active weekend is to fire up the grill, pound a few burgers and beers and rock in the hammock, maybe you don't want to read this. You don't really sound like the type to show up in Monkton this Saturday for the so-called Rebel Race. But 4,500 people will be there for the chance to dash around a 5K or 15K obstacle course that features everything from a tall pyramid of hay bales to a steep wall draped with cargo nets to a mud pit topped with barbed wire. "It's an incredible challenge," said Mike Kiefer, a race spokesman.
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Kevin Cowherd | July 4, 2012
If your idea of an active weekend is to fire up the grill, pound a few burgers and beers and rock in the hammock, maybe you don't want to read this. You don't really sound like the type to show up in Monkton this Saturday for the so-called Rebel Race. But 4,500 people will be there for the chance to dash around a 5K or 15K obstacle course that features everything from a tall pyramid of hay bales to a steep wall draped with cargo nets to a mud pit topped with barbed wire. "It's an incredible challenge," said Mike Kiefer, a race spokesman.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2011
The hottest thing in running is not a new shoe or energy drink. It's mud. And fire. And other things that get in the way of running but manage, for some, to make racing more fun. Obstacle-course events that send participants into mud pits and under barbed wire, over walls and through flames, across monkey bars greased with butter and into a forest of live electric wires, are popping up like blisters on an Ironman's feet. While they sound hard core, some of these races appeal especially to casual runners because the obstacles break up the running and take the focus off finish times.
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BY BILL BLEWETTAegis correspondent | September 21, 2011
Ramblewood in Darlington has hosted a broad variety of events over the years, ranging from marching band camps to nudist conventions. The latest booking, however, may be the most unusual yet for the secluded 200-acre facility near the Conowingo Dam. This one, scheduled for Oct. 22, is a 5K race in which faux-zombies chase the participants over and around a dozen obstacles. And the inaugural event is being organized by a local company, Reed Street Productions LLC, started specifically to put on this race.
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By Simon Habtemariam | January 4, 2012
Changin' ain't easy, but people keep trying. Sixty-four percent of adults between ages 18-29 said they were "somewhat likely" or "very likely" to make a New Year's resolution, according to a recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. That compares with 38 percent of U.S. adults generally. As you may have seen at the gym this week, fitness clubs are eager to foster that ambition, offering discounts and waiving startup fees for people who want to lose weight or get in shape.
FEATURES
April 18, 2012
Get in the mud! Here's a look at some of the region's upcoming obstacle mud runs. Note: Check each organization's web site for more race day options. Fees increase for most of these events as the race day approaches. Tough Mudder May 12 and 13: Pocono Manor, PA, final entry by May 5, $200 Sept. 8 and 9: Frederick, MD, "tough" discount through April 30, $125 Oct. 20 and 21: Englishtown, NJ: "tough" discount through April 30, $125 Register at: http://www.toughmudder.com Spartan Race July 14 and 15: Palmerton, PA, $60-$100 Aug. 25 and 26: Leesburg, VA, $95-$145 Register at: http://www.spartanrace.com Warrior Dash May 19 and 20: Mechanicsville, MD; $75 Saturday, $65 Sunday; registration closes May 7. June 16 and 17: Long Pond, PA, $75 July 14: Morristown, NJ, $55 through May 29, $65 through July 2 Register at: http://www.warriordash.com Rugged Maniac July 14: Englishtown, NJ, $68 by May 4, $78 by June 8, $88 through July 6 Register at: http://www.ruggedmaniac.com —Catherine Mallette
EXPLORE
BY BILL BLEWETTAegis correspondent | September 21, 2011
Ramblewood in Darlington has hosted a broad variety of events over the years, ranging from marching band camps to nudist conventions. The latest booking, however, may be the most unusual yet for the secluded 200-acre facility near the Conowingo Dam. This one, scheduled for Oct. 22, is a 5K race in which faux-zombies chase the participants over and around a dozen obstacles. And the inaugural event is being organized by a local company, Reed Street Productions LLC, started specifically to put on this race.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2011
The hottest thing in running is not a new shoe or energy drink. It's mud. And fire. And other things that get in the way of running but manage, for some, to make racing more fun. Obstacle-course events that send participants into mud pits and under barbed wire, over walls and through flames, across monkey bars greased with butter and into a forest of live electric wires, are popping up like blisters on an Ironman's feet. While they sound hard core, some of these races appeal especially to casual runners because the obstacles break up the running and take the focus off finish times.
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