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Adults, kids to run obstacle course

Race to benefit children’s center

POSTED: August 22, 2013 1:00 a.m.

A children’s advocacy center, The Tree House, is taking on a new fundraiser this fall — a Primal Rush Obstacle Course Race at Crow’s Lake.

“Making the decision to let go of Turtle Trek and adding our first ever Primal Rush Obstacle Course Race was a big step for The Tree House,” said Becky Lee, Tree House Executive Director said. “We wanted a fundraiser that was relevant to what our culture enjoys while keeping kids in mind. So far, community feedback has proven to be very positive.”

The Primal Rush Race will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 155 Crow’s Lake Drive in Jefferson.

Individuals and teams will traverse a 4-mile course of water, dirt, mud and obstacles plus an optional swim to finish it up. Individuals will race to the finish as they crawl, climb, run and swim their way to the gritty end. The individual competitive heat begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Residents may sign up as an individual runner or under a team name with all participants being timed individually. Teams will race in the same heat. T-shirts will be provided to participants. Prizes will be given for best costumes and best team name.

Children between 6 and 12 years old may participate in their own Primal Primary run at 11 a.m.

A spectator and festival area will be set up for fans with music, booths and food all day. Non-competitive activities for children include face painting, cave man spears and bone necklaces crafts, survival scavenger hunt, archeological dig, spiraling spear shoot, bucket rides, safety goggles and golf cart driving course, inflatables, dunking booth, water fun and airbrush tattoos.

To register to participate in the Primal Rush OCR, visit www.active.com. Registration is $68 per person and $15 for the kids’ Primal Primary Run.

For more information about the event, volunteering, vendor possibilities or The Tree House, visit www.thetreehouseinc.org or call 770-868-1900.


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