5/3/14 - BENSON BEAR OBSTACLE CHALLENGE #1 and HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE

Event Details

THE OBSTACLE COURSE - 5k & 10k Options

5K Option (Beginners/Intermediate/Fun Run):  3.1 FUN & MUDDY MILES of x-country and wooded terrain with 30+ obstacles and challenges on the famous SHALE HILL obstacle challenge course in Benson, Vermont.  This is our NEW "shorter" course for the new OCR enthusiast! inspired, designed and built by Rob Butler.  See pictures at www.ShaleHillAdventure.com

10K Option (Elite/Pros must select this option):  6.2 CHALLENGING MILES of x-country and wooded terrain with 50+ obstacles and challenges on the famous "BENSON BEAR" obstacle challenge course in Benson, Vermont.  This is an obstacle heavy course inspired, designed and built by Rob Butler.  See pictures at www.ShaleHillAdventure.com

PRIZES

Top 3 finishers in all catagories will receive PRIZE BASKETS:  

10K - ELITE MEN'S & WOMEN'S DIVISIONS

10K - ELITE MASTERS* (age 50+) 

5K - MEN'S & WOMEN'S DIVISIONS

5K - MASTERS* (age 50+)

5K - HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE - BOY'S & GIRL'S DIVISIONS

10K - HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE - BOY'S & GIRL'S DIVISIONS

* Master's elgibility - Must be age 50+ as of race date

TEAMS:  SPECIAL RECOGNITION for the largest team in attendance and a portion of the proceeds from your team's entries will be donated to the charity of their choice this year.  So, gather a team together and race for cancer research, diabetes, food banks, Scouting, Wounded Warriers, etc....just to name a few!  

ALL FINISHERS RECEIVE A MEDAL, T-SHIRT, BANANAS & THOMAS DAIRY CHOCOLATE MILK!! )

3 WATER STATIONS ON COURSE!!

SPECTATORS - FREE!!!

PARKING - FREE!!

WE RACE RAIN OR SHINE....SNOW OR SLEET!!!  IN THE EVENT OF LIGHTNING, we will delay race until threat of danger has passed.  HURRICANE CANCELLATION CLAUSE - In the event of very severe weather conditions where a State of Emergency has been declared, the event will be rescheduled.

PENALTY SYSTEM FOR FAILING AN OBSTACLE

ELITE INDIVIDUAL (MEN & WOMEN) AND MASTER'S ELITE (MEN & WOMEN) - YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE OBSTACLE "CORRECTLY." IF YOU FAIL ON THE 1ST ATTEMPT (beginning, middle or end of it), YOU MUST DO THE SPIDERMAN PUSHUP PENALTY DESIGNATED FOR THE OBSTACLE YOU FAILED....NO EXCEPTIONS OR YOU WILL BE DQ'ed.

ALL OTHER DIVISIONS -  YOU ARE GIVEN "3" ATTEMPTS TO COMPLETE AN OBSTACLE.  IF YOU FAIL ON THE 3RD TRY, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO COMPLETE 5 OF THE FOLLOWING: PUSHUPS, JUMPING JACKS, PLANKING OR SIMILAR.

FOOD VENDOR on site provided by the excellent owner of THE WHEEL INN in Benson, VT.

PORTO-POTTIES on site provided by Dundon Plumbing & Septic in Orwell, VT.

Camping is not available on-site, but we have several nearby State Parks, BnB's and hotels in the Rutland-Addison County areas.  Please see our website at the bottom of the page for lodging information.

TRANSFERS, REFUNDS, CANCELLATION POLICY

Entries are non-transferrable on the day of the event.  However, you may transfer your entry to another race date or person if you notify us in writing via email to ShaleHillAdventure@aol.com BY WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE EVENT DATE YOU WERE PLANNING TO ATTEND.

NO REFUNDS, but we will consider crediting you for a future race if you contact us by the WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE EVENT DATE YOU WERE PLANNING TO ATTEND.

Come see what GRASSROOTS obstacle racing is all about!!!  We are a YEAR-ROUND "fixed" OBSTACLE RACE TRAINING CENTER (ORTC) in the beautiful Champlain Valley of Southwestern Vermont.  Nearby guest houses, charming BnB's and hotels to make your stay more relaxing and enjoyable!

INFORMATION:  802-537-3561, ShaleHillAdventure@aol.com, www.shalehilladventure.com

Registration Fees

10K ELITE - MEN OR WOMEN

9:00AM
Closed
Oct 09 - Apr 03 $65.00
Apr 04 - Apr 19 $75.00
Apr 20 - May 02 $85.00

10K ELITE - MASTERS MEN OR WOMEN AGE 50+

9:00AM
Closed
Oct 09 - Apr 03 $65.00
Apr 04 - Apr 19 $75.00
Apr 20 - May 02 $85.00

5K - MEN OR WOMEN

9:30AM
Closed
Oct 09 - Apr 03 $65.00
Apr 04 - Apr 19 $75.00
Apr 20 - May 02 $85.00

5K - MASTERS MEN OR WOMEN AGE 50+

9:30AM
Closed
Oct 09 - Apr 03 $65.00
Apr 04 - Apr 19 $75.00
Apr 20 - May 02 $85.00

5K - HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE/YOUTH

HEATS WILL BE ASSIGNED
Closed
Oct 09 - May 02 $35.00

10K - HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE/YOUTH

HEATS WILL BE ASSIGNED
Closed
Oct 09 - May 02 $35.00

Event Schedule

  • May 03 9:00 AM - 10K ELITE HEAT (MEN'S, WOMEN'S, MASTER'S)
  • May 03 9:30 AM - 5K HEAT (MEN'S, WOMEN'S, MASTER'S)
  • May 03 10:00 AM - 5K and 10K YOUTH 14-18 Y.O. HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE

Contact Information

Event Location

517 Lake Road, Benson, VT

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