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Tuff Scrambler is a race I do every fall and spring. I will start off with parking. They have a lot right on site or a secondary lot 1/2 mile away. Parking is 5 dollars and the secondary lot has two buses running all day to get you back and forth. Once off the bus there is registration clearly marked. Quick and easy. Vendors they had a DJ, the Air Force, Wreck bags a shirt company. They also had Unleashed there as well. With your registration you got a pint glass, two sandwiches either pulled pork or chicken, potatoes and salad. For the over 21 crowd a tall boy Narragansett beer, Lager or a light. We got the tech tee in bright orange and a large Tuff sticker. They had porta potties enough for the crowd. The showers and changing trailers were nice. However the hoses could have used some more pressure.
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As far as the race it was true 5k and starts running through the woods and around the pond. I think we ran for about a little over a mile through the woods. The terrain is very rocky and challenging. Whicho for me is a plus, Shortly after the run through the woods you come out to two fairly large hills of dirt fairly steep. I believe in between these was a net to crawl under with some mud and water.This crawl was about 10 -15 feet long very. The net was pretty low making it a little challenging. Then back in the woods for some trail running up and down some inclines and across some trenches. I think we ran for another quarter of mile or so really awful with distances. Came out to a steep rock and pile and over the barrels which you had to hop from one to another in a pit area. Next was more hills and the largest rock pile height and length wise. I am not sure we went back over another rock pile and back into the woods. The woods had plenty of rocks and difficult t
errain to make up for the lack in hills. Once out of the woods up another dirt hill and through a small pit in which you had to pull yourself with ropes up a steep muddy hill. Down that hill over a steel wall 8 -10 feet ropes attached and foot holdings on each side for less of a challenge. Back into woods for a quick run and back into an obstacle area where you climb over a pvc pipe wall, then up and over concrete pipes in which you had to jump/ walk over and then up and over logs in a water/ mud pit. Last in this area was concrete pipe on it side about 8 feet up had to climb up and over. The pipe had holes in which your hands and feet could go into. A new obstacle not to hard but different. Back into the woods for a quick run and back out for some over under and back in to the woods. Once out of the woods this time it is all obstacles where spectators get to see most of the race.
You go over pvc pipe wall over some concrete pipes through a tube and over a last wall. Make your way to the cargo net climb up and down. The next obstacle is a tube on a incline in which you pull yourself up with a rope while water is being sprayed down the tubes. Next you have tube pyramid at the top is water being sprayed. Over the hay bales stacked 4 high and the monkey bars. Last obstacle is the creek and pond usually fairly deep waist to chest high. Due to the lack of rain just a lot of mud, but they did a good job of making you go diagonally across the pond. In which some people were covered with mud or barley dirty. The race has a good flow had no back ups waiting for obstacles and had two water stations. This race is always one of my favorites. It has a great family feel and atmosphere.
* From: Carlos Avenaut
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first time at this event n I have nothing bad to say about it. I wAs lucky with parking because I carpooled with a volunteer so we parked on site. Love the fact that there was showers even though i didn’t use them i just hosed myself down. Did see a couple of vendors but didn’t go checked them out. Loved the huge bonfire.
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Course was good. Rocky trail but good. Obstacles where awesome. Love that it was all natural. Difficulty for me about a 3 out of 5.