Obstacle Run gives new twist to fundraising

April 7, 2014 by  

The Salvation Army is banking on the idea that the Obstacle Run it is holding through downtown Dallas will be just the sort of challenge that many running enthusiasts are looking for.

Early next month, up to 125 teams will compete in a race that covers 13 miles and includes stops at some of Dallas’s most notable landmarks. Unlike the usual “mud run”, winning this event will require not only strength but agility, knowledge of the city, and navigation skills.

A $30 registration fee is required per team and each team’s fundraising goal is $1,250. Runners must be at least 18 years old and teams must travel by foot or use DART unless otherwise instructed in obstacle details. Teams will be given a “completion token” after arriving and completing each obstacle. Specific information about the course and the obstacles will not be available until the race.

The race starts and ends at Trinity Groves, where runners’ families, friends and well-wishers can see the teams take off and then enjoy the great food, local music groups, and fun activities while awaiting their return.

Employing a banner printing service can make it easier for spectators and participants to find their way around this type of event. The race takes place between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on May 3, with registration 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. The accompanying festival is from noon until 10:00 pm. Registration can be completed on the Salvation Army website.