Buccaneer Rampage Mud & Obstacle Race
Mud obstacle course racing is a rapidly growing sport across the nation and Newport is proud to call itself home to one of these races. Newport Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 3rd annual Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race. This race is unique because it is the only one 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 your typical 5K race,” says Mike Cavanaugh, Sports Coordinator for Newport Parks and Recreation. “It’s more of an adventure for everyone participating. We encourage both individuals and teams to register for the event.” The course features a number of obstacles that will be spread over muddy terrain. The race will have obstacles such as wall climbs, mud crawls, cargo nets and running in-between. “Each year we’ve tried to add to the previous year’s race. We hope to have some new obstacles that everyone will like,” says Cavanaugh.
This year’s Buccaneer Rampage begins at 11:00 AM, August 22nd at Newport Municipal Airport and runs until 3pm. Event pre-registration is $40 online until August 20th. Day of registration is $45 and will close fifteen minutes prior to the race. “If you don’t want to race, come out and cheer on the racers. Spectating is free and it’s fun to watch everyone get dirty!” There will be music, food 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.