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5K-ish Obstacle Run
January 26 $20
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The 5K-ish Obstacle Run presented by SCHEELS is a fun run with obstacles!
We have eight obstacles planned, which runners will complete on the first and third loops around the perimeter of the park, and just run the second loop. The running path will be cleared, but please wear appropriate footwear to trudge through snow to complete some of the obstacles.
Challenges include jumping hurdles, climbing over hay bales and a wooden mountain, flipping tires, pulling sleds full of snow, a balance beam, and more.
Please park in the Penn Elementary school lot just south of Penn Meadows Park and check in at the concession stand in the center of the park between 1:30 – 1:50 p.m. to sign a waiver.
The run begins at 2 p.m.
Although the race isn’t timed, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers will be awarded $25, $15, and $10 Scheels gift cards, respectively.
All participants will earn a finisher medal.
This event also includes a costume contest. Think Halloween in January. A $50 gift card to an area restaurant will be awarded to the best individual or group costume, determined by the Beat the Bitter committee.
All ages are welcome, but keep in mind that this is an obstacle run and children would be participating with adults. Those under 18 years of age will need a guardian to sign a waiver.
Early-bird pricing is $15. Registration will increase to $20 on Jan. 1 through Jan. 24, and will be $25 day-of (only cash accepted).REGISTER
Stick around after the run to enjoy Beat the Bitter’s family free event Fire & Ice, beginning at 3 p.m. in Penn Meadows Park. The afternoon will include horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving, fire performances, carnival rides, ice skating and a winter fireworks display. View the full schedule here.