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Men and Women Conquer Sunday River’s Tough Mountain Challenge
“Suicide Sprint” deemed hardest obstacle by racers
Newry, Maine (August 28, 2010) – Nearly 200 men and women competed in Sunday River’s first-ever Tough Mountain Challenge today. Of those 197 competitors, only two can claim to have conquered the Tough Mountain Challenge the fastest.
Debbie Moreau from Lewiston, Maine with a time of 23:33.13 minutes came in first in the women’s category and Greg Goodhue from Sidney, Maine came in first in the men’s division with a time of 19:52.59 minutes. Both competitors agreed that the Suicide Sprint quarter-mile uphill run was the hardest part.
For the race, runners started at the bottom of the South Ridge base area where they ran up the mountain to the base of Spruce Peak. From Spruce Peak, they ran through the forest down to the base of Barker Mountain before returning to South Ridge. Along the
way, racers encountered 12 different obstacles.
Ranging from a snowgun assault in Hurricane Alley, to the Mud Crawl under barbed wire, to managing ropes in the Trench of Terror, Sunday River stacked natural and manmade obstacles against racers to create its most unique foot race ever. While the distance was short, the combination of obstacles was deemed quite challenging by all who finished.
High resolution digital pictures of racers running through the following obstacles: Hurricane Alley, the Barker Pond Deadliest Catch Net Crawl, Suicide Sprint, Black Hole, and the Mud Crawl under barbed wire, are available to download now at: http://www.sundayriver.com/Corporate/Media/Video_BRoll.html
B-Roll of the Tough Mountain Challenge will be available to download after 4:30 p.m. http://www.sundayriver.com/Corporate/Media/Video_BRoll.html
For media inquiries, contact Darcy Liberty at (207) 332-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine’s Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of downhill mountain biking plus two Grand Resort Hotels and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.