“Runners let us know that Race the Reaper earned its reputation as ‘the toughest obstacle race in Oregon,’ and we plan to up the ante with even more gruesome challenges in 2012,” said Jenn Chesney, All-Terrain Fitness co-founder.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
All-Terrain Fitness, an independent fitness company, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of the first annual Race the Reaper, a 5.7-mile obstacle race, and that planning is already underway for 2012. Held October 1st and 2nd at Flying-M-Ranch in Yamhill, Oregon, Race the Reaper challenged nearly 1,000 casual to elite athletes, adventure racers and teams to push their bodies to a new level. In racing, they helped raise money for Oregon Mission of Mercy (MOM). MOM is an annual two-day free dental clinic that serves the needs of the uninsured, the under-insured and those with difficulty getting to a dentist, through portable dental stations set up in a Portland public arena.
“Runners let us know that Race the Reaper earned its reputation as ‘the toughest obstacle race in Oregon,’ and we plan to up the ante with even more gruesome challenges in 2012,” said Jenn Chesney, All-Terrain Fitness co-founder and Ace certified personal trainer. “Our first year success was possible because of the enthusiastic participants, support of our sponsors and volunteers.”
“We had close to 1,000 people participate in the race, and we are thrilled to have raised money for this great cause,” said Kevin Gilmore, All-Terrain Fitness co-founder and certified personal trainer. “Our goal is to double participation for 2012, and we’re headed in the right direction."
The extreme run and obstacle course included 21 unique challenges designed by ex-military civil and mechanical engineers including “skeletons pass,” the “tunnel of doom,” three water crossings and upper-body wall and rope climbing tests, spanning 5.7 miles on rough terrain. Participants received bragging rights, a T-shirt, a medal and for those at least 21-years-old, a Ninkasi Brewing or Fire Mountain Brew House beer token.
Key event sponsors, many who had teams participate in the race include: Gerber knives, Susan Weinberg, DMD, Alpha Broadcasting and Westside Endodontics. Their sponsorship directly supports the efforts of Oregon Mission of Mercy, which in 2010, provided more than $800,000 worth of free dental services. This year’s MOM clinic will take place November 21st-22nd at the Oregon Convention Center.
To register, become a sponsor, volunteer or find out more information about Race The Reaper returning to Yamhill in October 2012, visit http://www.racethereaper.org/ or email information(at)all-terrainfitness(dot)com.
About All-Terrain Fitness
All-Terrain Fitness is an independent fitness company that helps individuals and organizations set, reach and maintain long-term wellness goals. It focuses on strengthening individuals in mind, body and spirit, as well as improving one’s overall fitness level through resistance training. Personal goals such as weight loss, toning and cardiovascular strength are met through a customized progression program. Committing to a healthy and fit lifestyle is a journey that will push a body to new limits. All-Terrain Fitness helps individuals find the motivation to workout and maintain a new, healthy lifestyle. For more information, please visit http://www.all-terrainfitness.com.