Obstacle course racing has certainly grown in popularity the last few years with the
advent of the Spartan Races, Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash.
But where these races offer anywhere from 10 to over 25 man-made obstacles, this
Mad Trapper event takes a different approach.
As Dave McMahon
"The Mad Trapper
NOOTR only offers 1 obstacle... the thing is, that obstacle is over 4km
Yes it's true, in this
event it can be tough to determine where one obstacle ends and the other
begins. Because this is an "all natural" course, one challenge blends
seamlessly into the next.
year the race started with a steep uphill scramble. That was followed by a
steep decent and then a cliff climb on the other side. After climbing back down
the cliff, racers faced a thigh deep swamp crossing. Making their way through
some twists and turns in the trees, participants then faced another swamp and a
few up and over boulder climbs before another steep downhill/ uphill
the bush again, racers found yet another canyon traverse followed by a maze
through a section of downed trees. Once through an obstacle laden swamp, there
was another daunting straight up cliff climb. For those who questioned their
rock climbing skills, there was a longer way around this particular challenge.
then had an opportunity to stretch their legs as they ran approximately 400m to
an ankle deep muddy trail that led to the 1/2km long downriver canyon section.
Once cleaned off by the refreshing stream, racers faced a long, steep,
slippery uphill. Arriving at the top of this hill, the remaining 500m are
relatively straightforward, with just a few monster boulders blocking the way
to the finish.
you get some scratches during this event?
you have more fun than you’ve ever had in a non-beer related trail running