Race Preview: Epic Grind

Epic Grind obstacle run will be here before you know it!  Taking place on September 27-28, 2014 at Hagg Lake, this local, family organized, community based event is sure to be a hit again this year.  With 19 obstacles along the trails through fields and forest, this event will have you climbing, crawling, jumping, pushing, dragging, balancing, and who knows what else along the way.  This event offers both a 5K and 10K option and a Kids Run, as well.  This year, Epic Grind is donating some of the proceeds to Gale Creek Camp, a camp for kids with diabetes.

I am registered to run the 10K and I can’t wait!  I have never run this race before, but I’ve heard great things about it and the pictures make it look like so much fun!  With obstacles you’ve seen before and many you haven’t, this race is sure to challenge you and make you laugh.  (See more obstacles here.) I am truly looking forward to this adventure with a few of my friends.

Big Colored Balls at Epic Grind

What do you get at this race besides all the awesome obstacles?  A t-shirt, a pint glass, a free Oregon craft beer (for those 21 and over), post-race entertainment and vendors, and the chance to win prizes!  If you want to participate, register soon, as registration is limited to 1,000 racers. I can’t wait to see you all there!

Epic Grind 2014 Details

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28

Times: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  (sign up for your wave time when you register)

Location: Henry Hagg Lake, Boat Launch C, Gaston, Oregon

Race Fees: 10K   $65 (thru 8/15, then price goes up $10)

5K  $60 (thru 8/15, then price goes up $10)

Kids Run  $30 (thru 8/15, then price goes up $3)

Race Website: Click Here

Registration Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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