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$37 for One Adult Race Entry to the Podium 1 5K Adventure Mud Run ($75 Value)
Waves of racers bound across a converted motocross arena as they complete a down and dirty 5K under stadium lights. Twenty obstacles including mud slides and rope swings litter the course, which fills with nonstop pulse-hiking music pumped over the arena’s sound system. Waves start with a children-only race (aged 7–12) at 7 p.m. and continue on until 11:30 p.m., with prizes for the top finishers and T-shirts for the first 500 participants. The final wave of the race is a beer challenge race, with beer available at select obstacles throughout the race. Friends and family can observe the action from seats in the grandstands or from the onsite beer garden.
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Combining stadium-grade obstacles with challenging natural terrain, the Podium 1 MotoPlex tests the mettle of bike-bound athletes of all ages. When not busy hosting motocross races, track stewards carefully maintain the racing surface, working the soil and adding sawdust to keep it loamy, and extensively watering the track for dust-free conditions. The track also boasts a climate-controlled building for cooling off and a concessions area with nutrition-packed treats.
On occasion, the track even welcomes nonwheeled competitors. The Podium 1 Adventure Run lets racers trade diesel engines and protective bodysuits for foot-powered speed and mud-splattered bare skin, converting the MotoPlex’s serpentine motocross track into a challenging 5K adventure race sprinkled with at least 20 obstacles, including mud slides and tire swing runs. Photos can be taken on the podium at the end of the race.