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Race Preview: 2018 Ole’s Assault (Astoria)

Photo from xdogevents.com

Attention runners: If you want to run the “legendary adventure” that is Ole’s Assault, this is your last chance! 2018 will be the final year in its current format. While, this event will continue, there will be many changes in 2019, so this September is your final chance to participate in “Oregon’s true first adventure run.”

This event will set a new standard for what people refer to as “adventure”.  We are bringing true adventure and real challenges to the public.  You do not need to be some ultra-extreme professional athlete, you do not need corporate sponsorship, and you do not need any experience.  This will be a life changing experience, one you will be talking about long after you cross the finish line.

This adventure, put on by X-Dog Events, takes place on the hills of the Oregon Coast near Astoria. The terrain and natural obstacles will challenge you along with at least 10 challenges created just for this event. According to the website, you will not be able to just run the entire course and you will be a “filthy mess” at the finish line.

There will not be aid stations along the course, so bring your own hydration and fuel for this “2 Hour Adventure Run.”

After the adventure enjoy a salmon bake and plenty of beer – free to all participants. As the website states: “none of that one beer per ticket crap.” There will also be an awards ceremony for age group winners and some special awards, as well.

Free camping will be available in a designated area near the start/finish area if you want to take advantage of that the night before the race. Registration for this adventure is limited to 250 participants, so what are you waiting for? Get registered now to run the final original Ole’s Assault this year.

Ole’s Assault Details

Date: Sunday, September 9

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: near Astoria (see website for map to event)

Entry Fee: $40

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (384 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director 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 the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She 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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