Saturday, July 5, 2014

Run For A Cure


It begins with preparation, a lot of preparation.  It was about a week before the event that these fellows set up their camp near the staging area down in the Day Use Area.  and of course there are no showers in those restrooms so they had to come up into the regular CG for that.  I got to know a little about them and the event.  There would be 2700 participants expected for the event on Saturday.  The entrance fees go towards “Talk About Curing Autism”.  Those fees could be anywhere from $40.00 (registering early up to a year in advance) to $100.00 for later entries (even to the day before the event).

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There were 17 obstacles  over the entire course ( a 6K race).

One of these is a Mud Pit.  Oh what fun! (not for me)

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Of course there was a looong line of Port a Potties.It was a large staging area.  I had to get away across the Day Use Area get most of it in a picture.

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They had Live Music throughout the day.  One of my campers wasn’t happy being  awaken by the loud music.  Oh well, people were advised on the website when they made reservations.


Below are some of the obstacles.  

 IMG_3114 This is the Polar Bear Plunge.  It was near the end of the race and must have been refreshing as they had to go under a bar in the middle.  A little farther along was the Dead Man’s Carry.  Where the flags are one racer would carry his/her partner and half way, they would switch.  The one on the left shows them doing it, viewed from one of the campsites.

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There were a lot more along the course.  Most of the pictures were taken before or after the actual race.  I had to stay up in the CG to control the restrooms as they were LOCKED during the race.  That was 6 hours and there were quite a few unhappy campers, so I got the OK to monitor the RRs.  I let everyone know that they had to remain locked, however if they needed to use them, I would come and unlock them as needed.  That worked out very well.  I only had to walk down the hill to the RRs about 11 or 12 times.  I definitely got my exercise that day.

This is why the RRs were locked.  Some of the participants were campers and we couldn’t have all that mud blocking the plumbing.

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A couple more obstacles.  I think the first one has something to do with the mud pit.and the other, I have no idea what that one is.

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We are all glad that it is over.  I’m rather glad that I wasn’t down there in and among the INSANITY.  It was a good event and benefited a good cause.  They will probably be back next year again.  The crew was here cleaning up until Monday.  Here it is a week later and there is still a bit of equipment that hasn’t been picked up yet, but I’m sure that will be gone soon. 

So that is the story of one of the events that take place here in a county park.  I’m sure there will be others,   Weddings are popular.  We will just wait for the next one.

Thanks for visiting


Just watching Mom going down and back up that hill to the restrooms.

Susan and Angel


  1. Autism.... The cause that I support... Check out my FB page momma... I was named volunteer of the month for July.

  2. My daughter-in-law in NY and her two sons run for Autism every summer, but there is nothing like all this drama. I would be very unhappy if I had rented a camping space and then had to listen to loud music of any kind. There just isn't a reason to have it. People shouldn't need gimmicks to run or walk for a good cause. You did good putting up with it and helping out where you could.

  3. Looks like it was interesting and fun . . . as an observer! Hey! Angel looks like she's wearing the same type of harness Maggie wears. Just found another one the other day. I hadn't seen one in quite a while. It's the only type Maggie can't "Houdini" her way out of on walks. :)

    1. Just an FYI, I haven't been able to read your blog since you changed it.