Race Preview: Storm the Castle ’19 – 5K Military Style Obstacle Course Race (Salem)

Obstacle Course lovers, here it is! Storm the Castle ’19 is about to take over Riverfront Park in Salem and give you an awesome challenge. Hosted by the 1249th Engineer Battalion of the Oregon Army National Guard, this 5K military style obstacle course race is designed for teams of 2. Many of the obstacles will require working together with your teammate, so choose wisely! 😉 And, good news for obstacle race purists, this is a true obstacle course race  – meaning NO MUD! Even better, this event is free! (Truly free! No hidden after the fact costs!)

With a total of 20 obstacles, this OCR includes balance beams, a sandbag carry, a buddy drag, walls, a tire flip, and much more. Check out the course map on the Storm the Castle 5K event page on Facebook. This 3rd annual event sounds like an excellent team event with plenty of challenges and fun along the way. I have to admit, I am really bummed that I won’t be able to attend this year. But, this is definitely on my “must do” list for next year. For those that can make it, grab a teammate, get registered, and go have a ton of fun for me!

Storm the Castle ’19 Details

Date: Sunday, September 8

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Riverfront City Park, 200 Water St. NE, Salem

Entry Fee: Free

Race Website/Registration: 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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