Race Preview: X-Dog Events Ole’s Assault (near Astoria)

When it comes to off-road racing, there’s a wide variety of obstacle and mud races to choose from. Some are merely cross-country style races, while others will require your entire body to be covered in mud to be able to finish. X-Dog Events’ Ole’s Assault race on September 11 is one of the latter. The event takes place on private property in the hills near Astoria, and in addition to the natural hills and mud there will be at least ten man-made obstacles. 

The start/finish area is located on the Klaskanine Campground and RV Park on Hwy 202 between Astoria and Jewell. Camping in the group camp site is free for participants the night before the race. The race course is challenging but does not require any special training or special equipment to complete. Anybody in reasonable physical shape will be able to make it through the muddy mess. The course is well marked, and there’s virtually no chance of getting lost. Top finishers complete the race in about 1.5hrs, but most people will be on the course for 2-2.5 hrs. There are no water stations on the course, so consider carrying your own if you think you’ll need it.

After the race, stick around for a salmon bake and drinks for all participants and volunteers. Awards are given for overall top finishers (male, female, clydesdale, athena) and in 5-year age group brackets.

There is a discount for teachers, students,  first responders, and military. To get the discount, mail in the paper registration form.

Ole’s Assault details:
When: Sunday, September 11; 10am
Where: Katskanine Campground (map)
What: Muddy adventure race
Registration: Online here or mail in form
Registration cost: $40
Registration includes: Event entry, camping spot, salmon bake, post-race drinks

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