TAMWORTH’S Australian Equine Livestock and Events Centre will be transformed into a mud-run obstacle course for the inaugural Suck It Up Buttercup challenge in November.
With mud runs and obstacle course events rising in popularity across the country, Tamworth has been thrown the challenge for the first time and organisers are expecting a large number of entrants.
The 10km challenge consists of 26 obstacles throughout the AELEC grounds with nasty names like Punishment Point, Heart Break Hill and Hay Bale Horror.
Challengers can expect to run, climb, crawl and jump with AELEC providing a few jumps normally reserved for eventing horses.
AELEC manager Mike Rowland said the venue was thrilled to be hosting such a unique event.
“This is such a great opportunity to showcase the diverse facilities that we have here at AELEC,” Mr Rowland said.
Event organiser Peter Manning of Centaur Outdoor Events said it was a first for the region.
“Some 100 people have already registered their interest in the event and there are groups travelling from outside the region including Sydney and Brisbane,” he said.
The event is the third in a series of challenges this year organised by Centaur Outdoor Events, including the Keepit Real Mountain Bike Challenge at Lake Keepit and fifth Twin Peaks Challenge fundraiser event for Ronald McDonald House.
Those who are a little less adventurous, but still wanting to be part of the fun, can register to volunteer on the day.
There is free entry for spectators to the November 30 challenge, with jumping castle, face painting and other entertainment on the day.