PLATTSBURGH — Round-trip airfare to Boston will be among the prizes and giveaways planned for the second-annual Rockeater Adventure Race at the Plattsburgh City Beach on Saturday, Sept. 15.
“PenAir is going to be the presenting sponsor,” said City of Plattsburgh Superintendent of Recreation Steve Peters. “They’re giving us 12 round-trip tickets to Boston.”
The 5K (3.1-mile) race, presented by the City Recreation Department and 99.9 The Buzz, will start at 2 p.m. at the main swim area of the City Beach.
Waves of runners will start every 30 minutes. Participants can expect the race to be along the City Beach, Heritage Trail, Scomotion Creek area and the Crete Civic Center site.
The race will include more than a dozen obstacles. Fan favorites such as the mud pit, tunnel crawl, scramble net, water wading and fire jumping will be back for a second year.
Organizers will add a number of new and challenging obstacles to the course, as well. Spectators will be able to see the runners negotiate them in the area between the back of the Crete Civic Center and the main swim area of the beach.
“The Plattsburgh City Beach property offers an unprecedented opportunity to host this unique event,” Peters said in a news release.
“The crowd at last year’s race was unbelievable. Most racers participated in the costume contest, so we had John the Baptist, Bam Bam and Pebbles and the Smurfs all running in the race and plunging into the mud pit, which added to a great atmosphere. This year will only be bigger and better.”
The costume contest will return for a second year, with prizes for the best getups. Event entertainment and music will be provided by The Buzz throughout the race and after-race party.
Food, drinks and vendors will be available for both participants and spectators.
Registration, which closes Aug. 22, costs $35 and covers participation in the race, a Rockeater Adventure Race T-shirt, finisher medal, bib number and after-party admission.
Two PenAir tickets, Peters said, will go to runners drawn at random from each of the four waves of competitors. The overall male and female winners will each be awarded two, as well.
To register, learn more information or to become a volunteer, visit www.rockeateradventurerace.com. Registration can be done online only.
For sponsorship or general inquiries, contact the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department at 324-7709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.