Ohio’s newest adventure obstacle venue, located on the campus of Action Sports Center is The Gem City Gauntlet. Conveniently located off Route 4 near Interstate 75 and features 20 event stations along the 5K race path. The 60-acre sports complex boasts 8 fully-lit baseball fields and 20 acres of soccer fields, all of which will be incorporated into the Gauntlet.They’ve been planning the obstacle course design for over a year and have received valuable input from many competitors along the way.
The actual construction of the Gem City Gauntlet is well under way and will be ready to host the inaugural event on August 2, 2014. Transformation of the Action Sports campus can be already be seen from Route 4, as Gladiator Mountain rises from the ground. This will be a 30-foot tall, man-made mountain with another 30-foot tall series of phone poles and cargo netting. Once complete, Gladiator Mountain will contain an estimated 35,000 cubic feet of dirt. This makes it the largest man-made structure of its kind in the region as well as the tallest such obstacle structure. Excavation of the Barbarian Lagoon is also underway. The race course borders a 20-acre lake and a heavily-wooded forest that, in parts, will be incorporated into the race course design.
As challenging as the race will be, the post-party atmosphere is designed to amaze. A band will be playing, beer will be flowing, there will be roasting pigs and a fully staffed food court will awaiting all hungry and thirsty Gladiators after their competition.
Visit their website for more information or to sign up for the Gauntlet. The first sign up discount goes away July 14th.
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