Get muddy: Eastside Adventure Challenge coming up on May 12

Contributed by Keith Robinson with Clermont County Public Health

Batavia Township is hosting the third annual East Side Adventure Challenge on Saturday, May 12.

The obstacle course and mud run takes place at 8 a.m. at the Batavia Township Park, 1535 Clough Pike.

The East Side Adventure Challenge is a 1.5-mile obstacle course and mud run. Some of the obstacles include climbing over a pile of tires, crossing a floating bridge, and wading through a giant mud pit – new to this year’s course.

The cost of the race is $30 per person and includes a T-shirt and race medal. Groups of 4 or more people can get a special group rate $20 per person if they register together.

“This is the third year for the race, and we’ve tried to make small improvements each year, to make it better and more fun for those that compete,” said Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons. “We’re adding a mud pit this year to make sure all of our racers end up muddy.”

“The main goal for this event is to bring the community together and raise money for local charities,” said Parsons. In its first two years, the event has raised more than $8,000 which has been donated back to local charities. In 2017, the proceeds went to the Clermont County Chapter of the Vietnam Vets, KlickWow, Shop with a Sheriff, Opiate Task Force, and Young Life Ministries.

There is a race for young kids too. The Family Fun Adventure Challenge takes place at 10 a.m. and is a shorter version of the course, with fewer obstacles and less mud.

“The family event is a great way for families to get outside, and get active together,” said Parsons.

After the race, families can enjoy the family fun zone, with food, vendors, and a rock-climbing wall. Clermont County Public Health will be giving out free bike helmets too.

To register for either the East Side Adventure Challenge or the Family Fun Adventure Challenge visit http://bit.ly/ESAC18.