NEWPORT — Strength, stamina, balance and gritty determination will be on display at the annual Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Newport Municipal Airport.
The 5K event, sponsored by Newport Parks and Recreation, is considered the only event of its kind on the central Oregon coast.
“The course is designed to be fun and challenging while appealing to all types of participants,” said Mike Cavanaugh, sports program supervisor for the city. “It’s an adventure for everyone participating, and it’s for a good cause — all proceeds from the event goes towards the youth scholarship program at the rec center. These funds allow children from economically, disadvantaged households to participate in a number of fantastic programs.”
Both individuals and teams are encouraged to register. Event pre-registration is $45; day-of is $50. The Kid’s Race for children under the age of 15 is $10. Runners will start at 11 a.m.
The event is free for spectators and will feature music, food and a beer garden throughout the day. Prizes are given to the best male & female pirate costume and the top male & female finisher.
For additional information, visit www.BuccaneerRampage.com or contact Newport Parks and Recreation at 541-265-7783.