Archive - September 28, 2013

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Zombie Bridge Run 5K 2013 Review
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Rugged Maniac – Chicago/Milwaukee 2013 Review

Zombie Bridge Run 5K 2013 Review

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Name: Joshua Waytovich

Event Name: Zombie Bridge Run 5k

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Parking was fairly easy. Checking in was no problem. However in the race email we were told we had to wear our bib in front. After checking in, we were told they were not giving out bibs because they didn’t have safety pins and there was no need for them because it was not timed. I still asked for mine since I collect them. I was told they would see if they could mail them to us. I did not see any close bathrooms. The shirts they gave were actually nice long sleeve but they ran out of XL and XXL.
Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

The terrain of the race was nice. Up and down hill, gravel, paved, grass, horse track.  The obstacles were not that great. A log walk, army crawl under a net, up and under picnic tables, a stair run with a weight bag(5 lbs at most) and a grocery cart push uphill. The length of the race was to be 5k. I don’t think it was that far. There were plenty of zombies though to chase and pull flags.

Rating: 3 Stars (Average)

What would make this race better?: A little bit more organization of obstacles and check in. It was fun because I ran with family and friends. Problem was it was advertised better than it actually was.

Rugged Maniac – Chicago/Milwaukee 2013 Review

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Name: Katie Nowik

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.): Plenty of parking.  The food was the BEST I’ve had at any race.  The veggie burger was FANTASTIC!  Being able to buy shots (shot skis!) was a nice surprise.

Event Name: Rugged Maniac – Chicago/Milwaukee

Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

I love this race (second year doing it) because it is the only one I know of in the Midwest on a ski slope.  Many of the obstacle were challenging, yet not impossible.  I’ve described this event as a mini-Tough Mudder (without electricity or ice baths) as many of the obstacles are similar (albeit easier versions) and the up/down on the ski slope makes this a challenge.

Rating: 4 Stars (Great)

What would make this race better?: BLING!  The ONLY thing I would change about this race is having a finisher medal.  If this race had that, the icing on the cake so to speak, I would give it 5 stars!

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