No obstacle to fun
More than 400 adventurous runners challenge themselves in Lake Oswego's Howl at thew Moon 5K
Sure, the Hills of Torture were back. And yes, the heat was on. But that didnt stop more than 400 people from running over, under and through a series of obstacles Friday evening to complete the Howl at the Moon 5K Adventure Run.
Our adventure runners were real troopers, event organizer Jamie Inglis says. The mud pit helped keep them cool, and the course ended with a dip in the pool or as I fondly refer to it, the spa.
Runners had to navigate a 3.1-mile course around Luscher Farm before they got to that spa, facing a series of obstacles that included a trench crawl, a tire crawl, a tunnel, a plank walk, a hay pyramid, a water slide and more. And that mud pit? Lets just say it was a whole lot deeper than at last years event.
Who doesnt enjoy getting a little muddy, says Inglis, the Parks & Rec Departments events and farmers market manager. Seeing entire families complete the course together was exciting. Its a great way to bond.
Inglis credits the incredible crew at Parks & Rec for brainstorming and creating every obstacle in the race, and for surrounding the event with a Barn Bash that included food, drink, music and even a mechanical bull.
Can they top all of that next year?
Howl will be back in 2017, Inglis says, and I can guarantee it will be bigger and better than ever. Although the 200-foot water slide is hard to beat!