Conception Bay North event expected to attract 400
They’ll be getting down and dirty at the second annual Glory Dash in Conception Bay North next month. It’s the second straight year for the adventure race, which will be staged Sept. 13 at the Riverview Motocross Park just outside Butlerville, C.B.N.
Upwards of 400 competitors will crawl, climb, soak and push themselves through mud and muck over five kilometres in an event that features 18 obstacles, from monkey bars to mud hills to balance beams.
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Good, clean fun? Well, two out of three will be correct for participants in the second annual Glory Dash adventure race in Conception Bay North next month.
Organizer Dave d’Entremont said the best part of the event is all proceeds from the event will go to Young Adult Cancer Canada.
d’Entremont was quick to point out the Glory Dash is in no way, shape or form affiliated with or connected to the Mud Immortal, the much-maligned event which last year garnered media attention for all the wrong reasons. That particular event resulted in a bevy of complaints from competitors, not to mention legal action.
“We were the first group to do this type of event,” d’Entremont said, “before Mud Immortal came along and stiffed everyone.
“We had 300 people entered last year, and 300 satisfied customers. We take pride in how our event is staged.”
d’Entremont said registration for the 2014 Glory Dash will be capped at 400. Competitors can register on www.glorydash.com The fee is $65 per individual and $60 per participant if he or she is part of a team.
“Adventure racing is the new thing across Canada,” d’Entremont said.
“It’s something people can do outside their comfort zone.
“It’s great exercise, but you don’t have to be in great shape. It’s something people can do at their own pace.”
To give entrants an idea of what the Glory Dash is all about, a three-stage mini obstacle course will be set up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Bowring Park, across from the swimming pool.
Among the major sponsors for the event are Exit Realty on the Rock, Munn Insurance and Cal Legrow Insurance.