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Great Auburn Obstacle Race tests agility while getting dirty

Muddy buddies
By: Michael Kirby, Photographer
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Close to 400 athletes turned out take on the 2018 Great Auburn Obstacle Race at Regional Park on Sunday morning.

Starting in flights to avoid log jams on the course, participants ran over, crawled through, rowed across, waded through and climbed over 20-plus obstacles. A mud pit, trail runs, rope ladders, pond crossing, rat maze, creek crossing and a pumpkin tube crawl were just a few of the challenges facing the participants on the obstacle course.

Athletes of all ages, some a young as 8 years old had a great time testing their abilities on the obstacles that were built by Auburn Recreation District staff members.

The district sponsored the sixth annual event.

“The Great Auburn Obstacle Race is one of our most popular sporting events that we do for all ages,” said Manouch Shirvanioun, Auburn Recreation District marketing and customer service manager. “It’s a good family event.”  

Staff members began building the course during the week before the event.

Covered with mud at the finish line everyone looked to of had a great time.