The Savage Race comes to Lake County this Saturday, come rain, shine, or Irene. This extreme race, with a 3.2 mile course covering grueling terrain, demanding obstacles and a rugged race course is not your average 5K run. Typical obstacles include fire jumps, barbed wire, mud crawls, climbing walls, cargo nets, lake swims, and several twists with unexpected challenges thrown in. Guaranteed to test endurance and pump adrenaline! I had an opportunity to do a run-through in an off road vehicle – and that was even exhilarating. But then I love watching TV’s Amazing Race and Expedition. For the real savage athletes, participating is more like auditioning for Seal Team 6. Spectators get to participate too. The audience chooses the winner of the “Most Savage Costume” contest. Some participants have even competed in tiaras and fairy wings. Each Savage Race is followed by a Savage Celebration. Spectators can enjoy live music from renowned musician Chris McCarty, great BBQ food from Texas Smoke House, celebratory beverages and vendors offering deep discounts for goods and services.
Be sure to bring garden chairs to sit on as you cheer home the muddy, bruised, bloodied and happy that it is all over racers. Entrance is free for spectators and parking is $10.00 per car so you may wish to car pool.
Don’t miss the Savage Race this Saturday, August 27, at 9 a.m. at Revolution the Off Road Experience, located at 4000 State Road 33 in Clermont. After all, a hurricane is just another challenge to overcome.