The parking lot was 1.5 miles from the start of the race… it was a nice warmup on the way there but not so much fun on the walk back after the race.
The few first obstacles we encountered included walking through a chest-deep river, walking through three mud pits of varying mud consistency, and crawling through mud under barbed wire. We were wet, smelly, and dirty for the entire race.
Seriously… the view was incredible all around us! In case you are wondering, most of this island does not look like this. It was such a treat to be surrounded by such beauty.
I successfully completed all of the obstacles except for the last one… a rope climb. I was going to at least try but changed my mind after seeing muscular people struggle and fall into the waist-deep mud under the ropes. Two of the girls in our group tried and one actually made it very close to the top.
The scenery was a-maz-ing the entire race which made up for some of the race’s downfalls. This was the first year for the race and it definitely has some improvements to make for next year.
It was disgusting, it was smelly, and it hurt… but it was fun and we all feel pretty badass for finishing 🙂