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Great American Hero Obstacle Challenge
Sep 9, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Do you have ATTITUDE? BRING IT!
America unite! Bring your teamwork and all you’ve got this September 9. Run for your country, your hero, in remembrance of someone, or just to support all those heroes that keep us safe both at home and abroad.
Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 am with a 21 gun salute, taps by the local VFW and the Star Spangled Banner. The 10K run begins at 8:00 am, followed by the 5K waves and a 1-mile kids/family wave beginning at 10:00 am. Following the completion of the last 5 k wave our Military, Veterans, Police, Fire, Sheriff join in our Victory Mile Lap as we salute you for all your efforts to keep our country safe, then the ladies of Quilts of Honor will present 10 military heroes with handmade quilts by volunteers.
Competitors! Over 40 obstacles to challenge your fitness! Walls, Climbs, Weights, Crawls, Jump, Run, Swim, Slide and Carry your way through the course. NEW THIS YEAR… by popular demand we have added more challenging obstacles to our 5K course.
GAH is the first obstacle run with modified obstacles for ALL fitness levels. 5K & 10K courses with varying levels of obstacles at each site. The 5K & 10K start out on the same course traversing obstacles through the nature trails with varying terrain. As the 5K runners head for the finish line, the 10K takes it up a notch for an additional 5K of intermediate/advanced obstacles. 10K runners will cross the lake (safety rope across lake for less than strong swimmers), run through the center island maneuvering three advanced obstacles, swim (or use rope) back across the lake and out the gate to the levee for some of nature’s grueling challenges before finishing up with one more lap around the lake, over another series of obstacles and to the finish line.
By popular demand, a 1-mile kids/family obstacle fun run has been added! Run, duck, climb and crawl through the muddiest 1-mile course around. Ages start at 4 yrs. All participants of the 1 mile will receive a finishers medal and event shirt.
Chip timing for official finish times.
Spectators are FREE and encouraged to come and root on their competitor. Bring a chair or blanket and COME for the RUN and stay for the FUN!
Event benefits Semper Fi Fund and Wounded San Mateo Police Officer Carlos Basurto. Additional donations may be made online during registration.
Each participant will receive a custom tech event shirt, swag, raffle prize ticket, a custom event finishers medal, and one FREE beer (over 21). After the race..Rockin to the sounds of DJ Chago, Beer Garden, Food, Vendors! Click here to see 2015 event photos! or Click here to see 2016 event photos!
Registration begins at 6:30 am
Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 am
For more information, see flyer.