STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Rugged Maniac obstacle course series makes its Staten Island debut on Saturday, June 25 at Ocean Breeze.
The 5K race, which will take place at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, will feature over 25 obstacles, including unlimited mud, giant inflatables, epic fire jumps, rope climbs and a giant slide at the end. .
The wave of races will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m., with departures every 15 minutes.
The course, according to the race’s website, is described as 3.1 miles with obstacles designed for “both a thrill and fun.”
Race director Ray Cardella explained that the Rugged Maniac obstacle course series has been running for 10 years, where it was once housed at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. The move to Staten Island was due to “get the course to include more mud”.
Besides the obstacles, Cardella explained that there will be a huge post-race festival, starting at 8:30 a.m. with a DJ, sponsor booths and all kinds of games with food and beer.
“Everyone over 21 gets a free beer and we have music and games,” Cardella said. “We also help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”
Those who enter the race will receive a high quality tech shirt, race medal, bottle opener, free photos and a free beer.
Local obstacle course partners include Tipico Sportsbook, Waterloo Sparkling Water and Flagship Brewing Company.
To see the full list of obstacles, click here.
Those interested can register for the obstacle course on the website.