This weekend I ran in an adventure race that my brother and his friends put together. The event was their 2nd "Run For Your Lives" event, part of their "The Big Experiment" series; the race was a 2.5 mile trail run, an 8.8 mile street biking route, and 4 wall climbs. The distances don't sound intimidating until you hear the course- The run as through the woods, a full mile running through a river, climbing over fallen trees, and crawling under ropes army style. Then once your legs were good and tired from trudging through water, you had to bike uphill, carry your bike across the river, and up flights of stairs. Finally you hit the house where you had to climb/bolder 4 routes on various walls.
It was a challenge for me, but I loved it It took all my effort, but the course was really fun and the race itself was exciting. The Big Experiment team did an awesome job planning it out and manning the course so it was organized and safe at all times - and during the climbing they bbq'd and did custom prints on shirts for a personalized reminder of the day. Thanks to the guys and I'm psyched for another! There will be more pictures as they come, but in the mean time check out the commercial below they produced after the event