The Urban Jungle obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more
The Urban Jungle Obstacle and Fitness challenge will be going through the town of Smiths Falls. Thirty plus obstacles already secured and counting. Courtesy of the Train Museum and G.I.M Guy Saumure and Sons. This is going to be a JUMP START PROJECT . All the money raised goes to Lower Reach Park. Part of the main purpose of this event is that it’s going to be free for kids 17 and under . Encouraging physical activity. The kids races are in the morning and runners in the afternoon. The morning challenge will be simple and fun for the kids and family. The afternoon challenges will be for the adults who dare to push themselves to the maximum. We will also be looking for volunteers for this event The hope is to set a healthy example for kids in our community and make Smiths Falls a better place to live.
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This race was ok for a family event but not for the competitive racer. It has potential but needs a lot of work. The course was not well marked. I'm not sure why they didn't put a sign at the junction where you had to split between the long course and the short course. There was no timing mat at the start of the race and the start had no clock and you didn't know what wave the starter was actually starting. He would just say, OK, we will start the next 10. That doesn't work with no timing mat. The volunteers didn't monitor anything and lots of teenagers just ran right by the obstacles without even trying. The home-made rig was way to low even for a short person. Slippery plastic cord to climb onto containers was dangerous. Registration needs work...make the waiver available online and have more than 1 person crossing names off the list. My kid did not race for free..I had to pay. All of these things are easily fixable so I'm sure it will be better next year. The medal and t-shirt were nice. The fire hose to clean off the mud at the finish was awesome.
Very good race, for a good cause and a good effort into getting young children involved in the sport. Kids raced free, which was a great idea and many participated. A few small issues, but I addressed them with staff and they were very positive and made me feel like I had an input into next year's event. I am excited to participate again next year and invite many more friends.