Buccaneer Rampage Mud & Obstacle Race coming up August 23rd
Mud obstacle course racing is a rapidly growing sport across the nation and Newport is proud to call itself home to one of these events. Newport Parks and Recreation is announcing that they will be hosting the 2nd annual Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race.
This race is unique because it is the first of its kind on the Central Oregon Coast.
“This race is designed to be fun and challenging while appealing to a wide range of participants. It’s not a typical 5K race,” says Mike Cavanaugh, Sports Coordinator for Newport Parks and Recreation. “It will be more of an adventure for everyone participating. We encourage both individuals and teams to register for the event.” The course will feature a number of challenging obstacles that will be spread over muddy, steep terrain. The race will have obstacles such as wall climbs, mud crawls, and running in-between.
This year’s Buccaneer Rampage begins at 11am, August 23rd at Newport Municipal Airport and runs until 4pm. Participants must be 15 years of age and over. Event pre-registration is $30 before July 21st and $35 from July 22nd to August 21st. Day of registration is $45 and closes ten minutes prior to the race. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and medal for crossing the finish line. “If you don’t want to race, come out and cheer the racers on,” says Cavanaugh. “Spectating is free and it’s fun to watch everyone get dirty!” There will be a DJ playing music, food vendors and a beer garden throughout the day. Prizes will be given to the best male and female pirate costume!
All proceeds from the event will go towards the youth scholarship program at the Newport Recreation Center. These funds allow children from economically, disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic recreation programs.
Newport Parks and Recreation is also in need of volunteers for this event. If you’d like to help, please email M.Cavanaugh@NewportOregon.gov or call 541-574-5453.