Polar Rush: Winter Obstacle Race

With the explosion of events like the Tough Mudder, the Warrior Dash and many other ‘mud run’ events, you have to ask yourself the question, why isn’t there a winter obstacle racee? Well, that’s the same question Sean Ruppel asked himself.

Ruppel, one of the two brothers that created Albion Hills’ uber successful 24 Hours of Summer Solstice mountain bike race, is already preparing their first winter obstacle course race. Ruppel and his brother Adam have run mountain bike races since 1994, and Adam is currently running the very successful Mud Hero events.

Polar Rush is a five kilometre run through twelve-plus obstacles. Obstacles will include wall climbs, crazy carpets, tube runs, snow crawls and snowball tosses. Taking place at Horseshoe Resort on March 21, 2015, the event also includes an after party with DJ’s a beer garden and bonfires.

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But why would anyone want to do this?

“Because most people sit around all winter waiting for spring,” says Sean Ruppel. “Why spend half your life waiting? Everyone remembers the fun of playing in the snow. If you’re planning on doing some mud events, Polar Rush is a great way to get a leg up on the season.”

For more info and to register check out polarrush.ca.
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