8/2/14 - BENSON BEAR OBSTACLE CHALLENGE #3

Event Details

THE OBSTACLE COURSE - 5k & 10k Options

5K Option (Beginners/Intermediate/Fun Run):  3.1 CHALLENGING MILES of x-country and wooded terrain with 30+ 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

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 be recognized with prizes:  

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

10K - ELITE MASTERS* (age 50+) 

5K - MEN'S & WOMEN'S DIVISIONS

5K - MASTERS* (age 50+)

5K - YOUTH 14-18 - BOY'S & GIRL'S DIVISIONS

10K - YOUTH 14-18 - 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 the "fastest" team (times are averaged)!  

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.  50 SPIDERMAN PUSHUPS FOR LOOM, MONKEY BARS & TARZAN SWING.  ALL OTHER OBSTACLES ARE 30 SPIDERMAN PUSHUPS.

ALL OTHER DIVISIONS -  YOU ARE GIVEN "3" ATTEMPTS TO COMPLETE AN OBSTACLE.  IF YOU FAIL ON THE 3RD TRY, YOU MUST DO THE PENALTY DESIGNATED FOR THAT OBSTACLE.  NO EXCEPTIONS OR YOU WILL BE DQ'ed.  THE PENALTY FOR ANY FAILED OBSTACLE IS 10 JUMPING JACKS.

FOOD VENDOR on site.

PORTO-POTTIES on site.

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.

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 Western 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

Closed
Oct 09 - Jul 02 $75.00
Jul 03 - Jul 19 $85.00
Jul 20 - Aug 01 $95.00

10K ELITE - MASTERS MEN OR WOMEN AGE 50+

Closed
Oct 09 - Jul 02 $75.00
Jul 03 - Jul 19 $85.00
Jul 20 - Aug 01 $95.00

10K - YOUTH 13-18 BOYS OR GIRLS

Closed
Oct 09 - Aug 02 $40.00

5K - MEN OR WOMEN

Closed
Oct 09 - Jul 02 $75.00
Jul 03 - Jul 19 $85.00
Jul 20 - Aug 01 $95.00

5K - MASTERS MEN OR WOMEN AGE 50+

Closed
Oct 09 - Jul 02 $75.00
Jul 03 - Jul 19 $85.00
Jul 20 - Aug 01 $95.00

5K - YOUTH 13-18 BOYS OR GIRLS

Closed
Oct 09 - Aug 02 $35.00

Event Schedule

  • Aug 02 9:00 AM - 10K ELITE HEAT #1 MEN'S
  • Aug 02 9:15 AM - 10K ELITE HEAT #2 WOMEN'S
  • Aug 02 9:30 AM - 5K HEAT #1 (WOMEN, MEN & YOUTH)
  • Aug 02 12:00 PM - STAFF HEAT

Contact Information

Event Location

517 Lake Road, Benson, VT

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