Mayhem in the mud
MUD, music and obstacle madness. To put a spring in your step this September Outback Obstacles is coming to Bundaberg.
Obstacle course racing is quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. With Tough Mudder, the Spartan Race, True Grit and countless others throughout the year, it was only a matter of time before Bundy got muddy.
Outback Obstacles event director Daniel Gold said he decided this unique event should not be restricted to the big cities: "Why not bring it to the smaller towns?."
"It's about having fun on the day, it's never about coming first. There's a prize for finishing, not for coming first," Mr Gold said.
There will be a wide variety of obstacles coming to Bundaberg, including mud pools, wall climbs and balancing obstacles, with special obstacles being made for the Bundaberg event.
"The obstacles are challenging, but everyone can do it," Mr Gold said.
With no timing of the event and music pumping throughout the whole day, participants can take as long or as short a time as they need.
"I've had people to the course two or three times just for the sake of exercise."
Outback Obstacles will be in town on September 17. The 5km course of marvellous mud and outstanding obstacles, will be held at Bundaberg Recreational Park, on University Drive.
With some of the profits going to charities such as Animal Welfare League of Queensland and the Burrumbuttock Hay Runner, the event is about more than just some fun in the mud.
There are only 400 tickets available, which Mr Gold said ensured everyone got a go and the obstacles were not congested.
Tickets are available for adults 17+ and children 12+. By buying a ticket you will also gain a t-shirt, hat, water bottle and finisher's medal. Tickets are already selling fast and are available from the website www. outbackobstacles.com.au/
This is the perfect way to spend your Saturday and kick-start the September school holidays. Mr Gold assured: "Rain, hail or sunshine, it's on."