Vigor 5K Team Obstacle Course
Think Amazing Race meets Survivor meets Navy Seal Training. We call it Vigor Utah. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll encounter: plunging into a pool, swinging, climbing, balancing, push up-ing, crawling, carry-ing, laughing, sliding, and memorizing. Oh, and did we mention you will get dirty and wet? This race will challenge you like never before — mentally, emotionally, & physically!
Bywater Park - 3300 East Banbury Road (7420 South) SLC, UT 84121
August 2, 2014
Waves start at 7:00 am - Waves will be assigned by registration date of each individual team. If you want to run with another team, make sure you register at the same time.
Only teams of four can register for this race. Team captain will register entire team. They will need information for all teammates, especially emails. Waivers will then be sent out to each individual after team is registered.
$140 team + $7 insurance fee per runner by February 28, 2014
$160 team + $7 insurance fee per runner by April 30, 2014
$180 team + $7 insurance fee per runner by June 30, 2014
$200 team + $7 insurance fee per runner by July 31, 2014
$240 team + $7 insurance fee per runner at Packet Pick Up
NO Race Day Registration Available
What you get:
Besides the experience of a lifetime, you will also get a Vigor Utah tech tee and some other race goodies.
** You can be sure there will be more obstacles and surprises on race day!
Your team will begin at Bywater park. Each teammate will be given a flag belt that you will put on. You must not allow any other racer to take your flag! If they do, you will have an extra challenge you'll have to complete at the end of the race! Teams will go up a small flight of stairs and begin their way down the road towards Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center. Along the way you will encounter Bucket Head challenge. One teammate will hold a bucket on their head while fellow team members throw ping pong balls into bucket. Once teams have three, you will be given a raw egg. This egg must finish the race with you. You cannot put egg in a pocket or in your bra! Teams will then arrive at the pool at the Recreation Center. One teammate will jump in, SWIM to the other end and retrieve a diving ring at the bottom of the pool. Teammates will exchange the ring for a brick which must finish the race with you. Teams head back up hill and on the way compete in Card Ninja where they must throw playing cards towards a watermelon until one sticks. Teams then arrive at their first Vigor Checkpoint. If you've somehow lost your brick or egg, you can complete a challenge to get a new one. These challenges are tough, so make sure you don't crack your egg!
Teams will enter the property of Mountain View Memorial Mortuary & Cemetery. Welcome to initiation hill, this dirt hill is just a warning to what the rest of the run will hold! At the top you will climb a 7 foot Swinging Log Challenge. At the bottom of the hill there will be a poster and your teams must memorize what is on it. You will head up another hill and recite what you memorized. If you don't remember, you must go back and try again. Once you recite it perfectly, you will be given a helium balloon (with no string) that must finish the race with your team. This is the last item that teams must carry through the race. Teams will now go through a set of trenches, cross over a tight rope, crawl under an obstacle, and swing across a rope swing. It is a possibility you will get wet and muddy, but you will not be covered, and if you are careful you can escape with minimal traces of mud and water. Vigor checkpoint #2 will await you next. Were you able to keep your egg, brick, and balloon safe? We hope so! If not, get ready for another tough challenge!!!!
Your team will then climb a 7 foot ladder obstacle and meander through the web. Next is a series of walls to climb and a cargo net climb. Ball toss is next where you will have to land your balls in a series of targets. Flag find is next where you must find your team number out of hundreds of flags. You will now enter back into Bywater park and go down our slip n' slide. At the bottom of the hill you will have your final checkpoint. Were you able to keep all your items safe? Did you finish with your flag? If not, get ready for some work!
The last challenge one team member will be blindfolded and take part in our blind side challenge. Teammates will help them complete a challenge from a distance.
Course is a 3 MILE, Military Style Obstacle Course with 15+ obstacles for runners 9 years and older. Our course will be partly on road, dirt, and grass. You must register as a team of four, as many challenges require a team effort to complete. Teams must stay together for the duration of the race. NO running ahead. Volunteers will not let you continue unless your entire team is accounted for. No bags, holders, of any kind to carry objects. All objects must be carried in teams hands. Runners under the age of 18 must have waiver signed by an adult and must be accompanied by an adult during the entire race.
What do I wear?
Costumes are welcome! One teammate will jump into a pool. You do not need a swimsuit, but you may wear one if you would like. You will get wet. You will get dirty. We will not have resources to shower or rinse off at the end of this race. Please plan accordingly.
What do the obstacles entail?
Climbing over ladders, rope, walls, logs. Running to the top of very strenuous hills, crawling, one teammate will be swimming, Swinging on a rope, Walking across a rope, maneuvering through rope, one teammate will be blindfolded, etc.
What is the age requirement?
You must be 9 or older. Runners under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Will there be Restrooms?
Of course! At the start/finish, but not along the course.
Will there be any Food/Drink?
Yes, but you have to earn it by completing the course!
Can we register as an individual?
Due to the nature of this course, only teams of 4 can run this race, so get three of your buddies.
Will the event be timed?
Yes. Runnercard will be providing timing services.
Will there be awards?
First Place Female Team
First Place Male Team
First Place Co-Ed Team
Where is packet pick-up?
When is packet pick up?
Can I register at packet pick-up?
Yes, if available.
Can I register the day of the race?
There is no day of race registration due to the early start time!
Can I volunteer?
YES!!!! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. But, if you think it would be more fun to run the race.. feel free to register!
Will there be someone taking photos?
Yes. ShotU.net will be taking pictures of our whole event and will send you an email after the race with all the info.
What if it rains?
The race will go on regardless.