Oct 1- Muddy ACCE Race

October 1- Muddy ACCE Race

Giles County, VA- Come October 1 mayhem will break loose in Giles County, Virginia. The first annual Muddy A.C.C.E. Race kicks off at 8am on the first Saturday of October along the New River in Glen Lyn. Muddy ACCE Race MAR-Logo-new2016is a 5K, 20 obstacle mud obstacle course race designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. It’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line, but if you can handle the mayhem. A challenge that emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something. For the kiddos we have the Youth Mud Run and the Children’s Mud Pit. Along the banks of the New River in Southwest Virginia, this race has a rope swing out onto open water and 20 other challenges…think you can handle it?

Muddy A.C.C.E. Race has been developed to support the Giles County Access to Community College Education efforts. Giles County is the first locality in the New River Valley to participate in the “Access to Community College Education” initiative. ACCE is a public/private partnership that makes college available tuition-free to resident graduates from Giles County by covering the cost of tuition for two years at New River Community College. ACCE supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program. With your support, students will graduate from NRCC prepared to join the workforce or transfer to a four-year university without college debt. The successful program has garnered national attention for Giles County and has allowed over 100 students to further their education at New River Community College.

The MAR event is the first of its kind in Giles County and will be an event not to miss. Participants can sign up to complete the event as individuals or teams and there will be an area for youth to play too. The obstacles will include challenges to taunt including beams, a floating bridge, and the mud pit! Every registered participant will receive an event t-shirt to prove you attempted the challenge. Spectators are welcomed to enjoy the village of vendors, food, and entertainment. Visit http://muddyaccerace.com/ for registration, more information about the course, update course information and pictures, and to learn more about the ACCE program. Can you rise to the call and handle this muddy mayhem?

dirt, mud, grit, flory

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