Terrain Race, the nation’s fastest growing obstacle course race, returns to Western Pennsylvania this Saturday, October 12th. This weekend will be the first time this event has been hosted in Monroeville, a suburb east of Downtown Pittsburgh.
Terrain Race is produced by CoolEvents, the nation’s largest experiential event company, in association with VM Sports, Monroeville Pennsylvania’s tourism bureau for athletic events. Over 7,500 participants and spectators are expected at Monroeville Community Park.
“Thanks to Visit Monroeville and VM Sports for allowing us the opportunity to engage their community and get people from all over Western Pennsylvania to enjoy what Monroeville has to offer,” said CoolEvents CEO Bill Spata. “We welcome the opportunity to work with communities around the country.”
Terrain Race is an obstacle course race that is approximately five kilometers long where participants can expect mud pits, walls, ropes, monkey bars, and a variety of additional obstacles that will be placed around the unique terrain of the venue. The first wave of participants launches at 8:15 a.m. and subsequent waves launch every 15 minutes until 2:00 p.m. The Mini Monkey kids race goes off at 10:05 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.
“We are super excited to be hosting the Terrain Race this weekend,” said Amy Capcara, Sales and Marketing Manager for VM Sports and Visit Monroeville. “We are always looking for new events to bring to the area, and this was an especially big win for Monroeville.”
Packet Pick Up will take place on Friday October 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at JCPenney at the Monroeville Mall, located at 500 Mall Cir Dr, Monroeville, PA 15146.
Terrain Race was recently voted Best International Obstacle Race at the Challenge Awards Presented by Runner’s World.