This was my second obstacle race and it was one of the best. The location was in Albion Hills and it was a gorgeous backdrop for this event. There was ample parking close to the venue with a moderate $5.00 entry fee. Lots of washrooms throughout and garden hoses for clean up afterwards. The vendors on site were well equipped for the crowd and offered some samples and give-aways. Costumes were welcomed and photos were taken at various spots throughout the course. This location offered a good spectator area and the music could be heard throughout most of the course as it lapped back towards the centre common area. The conservation area provided participants with hills, mud, forest and water. Some of the obstacles included crushed car climbs, mud pits, tube crawls, a haunted house and adult inflatable slide. The course was a bit longer at 6K but it was sprinkled with obstacles and water features at every turn. This event came with a medal and cotton t-shirt and the food afterwards was an average BBQ(extra fee) with live music. Police and medics were on-site. However, in case of an emergency you had to get the person to a distant first aid station back at the finish line.
Recommendations from this event: Bring a lawn chair and set up close to the dining area in the shade as most of the seating was in full sun and gloves were not needed during the event.
Reminder for events: Carry a large garbage bag for your wet clothing afterwards and a wet face cloth/towel in case the clean off stations are busy.
Not recommended: Knee pads -they held the mud and rocks against your knees when running, if you have sensitive knees wear longer 3/4 pants.