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Fishing. Golf. Sailing. Triathlons. Sunset cruises. Concerts. Motorcycle rallies. Now we can add obstacle course races to the range of activities in Puerto Peñasco. Names like Warrior and Spartan, conjuring up images of goddesses or superheroes, have dominated the obstacle racing world globally over the past 7 years. Now, InSANDity and the Dirty Beach Mud Run, both lined up for October in Rocky Point, are bound to make their mark.
*In case you missed InSANDity at the beginning of October, look for Luis Garrido of Outtatown Productions to bring back another adventure in the Spring of 2013. In the meantime, gear up for this Saturday’s Dirty Beach Mud Run organized by Thunder on the Beach.
If you can’t get Puerto Peñasco race obstacles out of your system, on October 27th you’ll have another chance to crawl, climb, and clamor through the Dirty Beach Mud Run, organized by Thunder on the Beach Raceway and Arizona Off Road Promotions. To really get down and dirty, this Mud Run consists of a 5K run scored event with everything from a slippery slide, muddy muck crawl, beautiful beach run, tequila/cerveza and agua stops along the way, and more. On the day of the event, the race begins and ends at the Thunder on the Beach Raceway near the Reef, but registration is open now, and don’t forget to pre-register/sign in the day before at Playa Bonita from 4 – 8 p.m. Open to participants 14 yrs. and up. Once again, costumes are encouraged and given the Dirty Beach MudRuns initial promotions, me thinks Pirates be the way to go.
In turning to more expert advice on how to prepare for one of these obstacle courses, we stumbled across a cheat sheet: 1. Make sure you’ve got good shoes for the course – InSANDity requires closed toed shoes, and same goes for the Dirty Beach Mud Run. Prepare to get dirty! 2. Wear clothes that won’t weigh you down, or if you can go shirtless or with something tight fitting so it won’t snag on things. 3. Stay hydrated! Tequila and cerveza are one thing, but don’t forget about agua. 4. Pace yourself – the beach isn’t going anywhere…don’t go faster when you hit an obstacle. 5. Take it all in stride and have fun – those costumes may help. and 6. Have no Fear (Yeah, easy for athletic types to say)…. let’s go back to 5…take it all in stride and have fun! [Source: 6 tips to tackle an obstacle course. Active.com]
*First, on Oct. 6th and 7th, Luis Garrido of OuttatownProductions brings his first edition of InSANDity Ultimate Challenge to the shores of the Sea of Cortez with plans for nearly 20 beach obstacles lined up in front of Sonoran Sea Resort on Sandy Beach. Garrido, who began holding volleyball tournaments in Rocky Point over 20 years ago – first in the Mirador, then Playa Bonita, and eventually by the Sonoran Resorts – has been mastering the construction of various obstacles of what is InSANDity. From what we’ve learned, these challenges include a 7 ft. wall climb, cargo net crawl, vaults, rope swings, and even some type of walk on water. InSANDity is open to participants 16 yrs. old and up, and everyone is required to wear closed toe shoes. This ain’t no flip-flopping obstacle course, though organizers tell us costumes are encouraged. If the obstacles catch your eye on Saturday, the 6th, you can sign up and take on InSANDity on the 7th!
Planning for InSANDity and/or the Dirty Beach Mud Run:
InSANDity Ultimate Challenge
Oct. 6th & 7th
Obstacles to be set up in front of Sonoran Sea resort on Sandy Beach
Registration: $45 US *Can sign up day of event (payment in cash)
Registration and details at: http://outtatownproductions.com/event.php?id=262
Dirty Beach Mud Run
Oct. 27, 2012
Pre Registration on Friday, Sept. 26: Playa Bonita 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Registration and Course map: http://www.dirtybeachmudrun.com/