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Inaugural Wild West Adventure Race Features Texas-Size Fun, Obstacles & Medals
Organizers preparing challenging course for 1,000 participants on May 5

Inaugural Wild West Adventure Race Features Texas-Size Fun, Obstacles & Medals

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Posted Thursday, 12 April, 2012

From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA

DALLAS, Texas - (April 11, 2012) - The inaugural Wild West Adventure Race is roping up a few daring participants for its debut on Saturday, May 5, 2012. More than 1,000 cowboys and cowgirls are expected for the festivities at Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, TX (just 25 miles south of Fort Worth), and all are highly encouraged to find their inner John Wayne or Calamity Jane.

"It's a Texas-sized race, no doubt. Lots of fun, but our runners will have to earn their way to the finish line with a little true grit. After it's all said and done, we'll have a tequila-flavored Cinco de Mayo celebration that will leave a smile on everyone's face," said Krys Davis, Co-Founder of the Wild West Adventure Race.

Registration is open now, and runners have the option of signing up in one of three different categories: Boot Camp / CrossFit, Individual or Team Challenge.

Boot Camp / CrossFit teams need at least five participants. Boot Camp registrants can saddle up for the all male, all female, or co-ed division - and if your team comes out on top, you'll get a trophy bigger than the state of Texas itself. Of course, bragging rights come with that hardware too.

Cowboys and cowgirls signing up for the Individual category are also eligible for their own set of wild west hardware, and you better believe that metal is shinier than the sheriff's badge.

Team Challenge registrants need to remember only one thing - at least ten participants per group are needed. There's room for all the Norma Jean's and Billy Ray's in the world, but ten of 'em are needed for this category.

On race day, runners will boot-scoot through four miles of untamed terrain filled with obstacles such as Hay Bay Hustle, Saloon Swim, Cow Patty Pit, Hog Pen Hole, Cactus Swing and Feed Haul. The Cinco de Mayo post-race party will begin at 10:00am and will continue throughout the afternoon.

For more information, go to, or call (214) 339-7867.



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