Do you enjoy a challenging experience that
allows you to play in the mud at the same time? Or maybe you want to test your
team-building skills? Whether you are a
team of one, or a team of 20 – THE BATTLEGROUNDS™ Mud Run, on
October 5 is the perfect place for you. Make your way through muddy
trails and overcome more than 30 obstacles like the 50-foot tall Torpedo
Launcher, the grueling Gauntlet, or slide down the Valley of Mud. Whether you tackle all the obstacles or get a
little help from a friend dealing with them, this course is a fun test that
will give you a chance to see what you’re made of, and have fun doing it.
In addition to being the Midwest's only permanent mud run obstacle course, THE BATTLEGROUNDS™ is also a great place to
get together with friends after the race.
Race participants can take advantage of the free on-site warm shower
facilities and changing rooms, and then continue the day at the adjacent Cedar
Lake Cellars winery.
$10 of every paid registration using the USO1
promotion code will be donated to the USO of Missouri, which provides
support, welfare, and recreation-type services to military personnel and their
Marathons, Triathlons, Spinning and Cycling are all good ways to train
and get fit, but, if you’re looking for the ultimate fun experience, nothing
beats mud running. Gaining in popularity,
mud run races are popping up all over the U.S.
Carl Bolm has participated in several of these races around the
country. Finding himself bored with the
same old farm field with temporary obstacles and no wow factor, inspired Bolm
to develop THE BATTLEGROUNDS™
the only permanent mud run facility in the Midwest.
“I call it the ‘Disney World’ of mud run racing,” says Bolm. “We’ve heavily invested in designing and
building permanent signature obstacles.”
The facility sits on 200 pristine acres in Warren County, Missouri, an
easy 20 to 30 minute drive west of Chesterfield.
This five-mile course boasts 35 unique and challenging obstacles
designed for both thrill-seekers and competitive adventure runners.
Some of the obstacles include:
· The Torpedo Launcher—after scaling a 50-foot wall, mud-runners then
plunge down a 100-foot slide into a pool of water, climb out and continue the
· The Drop Zone— runners climb a muddy berm to find themselves facing a 25-foot drop
into a large pool of water. The real
test comes when trying to get OUT of the pool, which requires personal
determination and teamwork.
· The Gauntlet—the “grand finale” of the course and considered by many to be the most
challenging section, The Gauntlet invites you to pick your poison. After emerging from a muddy creek
the woods, competitors climb a 3-story mound of dirt. Below, stand 6 lanes of obstacles bridging a
100-foot wide mud pit.
The Battlegrounds was developed out of Bolm’s personal passion for
health and his desire to provide a unique fitness activity in the Midwest.
“It’s not about finishing first, or with the best time, it’s about challenging
yourself or your team to navigate as much of the course as you’re able to,”
Because The Battlegrounds is a permanent facility, it was built with a
lot of features unlike any other mud race or adventure run. For example, The Battlegrounds provides free
warm showers and changing rooms as a matter of both comfort and convenience,
making it easy for participants to unwind at the adjacent Cedar Lake Cellars
Winery. Race days are very spectator friendly too, and feature live music, an
and free parking.
Bolm promises more to come.
Disney adds rides and attractions, we are creating new
experiences for each race at The Battlegrounds.”
Go to www.thebattlegrounds.com and sign up for our
mailing list to receive special offers, health & training tips, nutritional
recipes, updates and more.
EXIT 203 at FORISTELL
Go South on Hwy W
Right on South Service Road
Left on Hwy T
Right on Hwy OO
Right on Hwy M
Right on South Stringtown Road at the Windmill (about 1/2 mi)
Immediate Right on Schreckengast Road
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