Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Urban Adventure Race - July Bike Race News and Pictures

As some of you know, July 27th I participated in a bike race – slash – obstacle course. And just like last year, I should have trained a little harder and more frequently but it didn’t work out in my favor. The weather leading up to the Games didn’t feel like cooperating with me so I got little biking time in. And boy did I know it!

This year (compared to last year) was much harder and had a few more challenges to complete. Going from 28 (last year) to 34. Last year my husband and I only completed 25 out of the 28. This year my friend and I only completed 16 out of 34. So why such a huge difference? The challenges were spread out and more physical. And don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the physical challenges. I love being pushed to my limits but only in short bursts. NOT biking the 30+ miles.


Below are some of the pictures we were able to take, plus some professional ones curtesy of Urban Adventures website. Not all challenges were photographed. The race took place in South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana.

Also, Here is a video of the group I was in. I’m only in a few clips but it gives you an idea of what we accomplished.
Teams: Black Widows & Shark Attack

The wall was so hard but we finished! I'm on left and my partner is on the right.

We had to stuff 10 kickballs in oversixed granny panties, while wearing them, then run around a baseball diamond.

We had to run around Notre Dame stadium: one ran while the other scootered and then we switched at the 1/2 way point.

Paddlebording across the river and back.

Coming into the finish line after getting lost in the "hood" where we witnessed a drug deal.

We survived and have the medals to prove it!

Challenges not pictured: canoes, zipline, counting beer, mystery photo, airline, cornhole, climbing one of those carnival ladders that flip you, finding $.36 at the bottom of a pool, having 4 flat tires (not me but 3 in my group started out with 3 flats before we even began and then another got a flat during).

People traveled from all over. My partners' brother (who was in Shark Attack) came up for Florida, and others came from California, Ohio, Kansas, and one for Texas. Plus, everyone travelled from ALL over Indiana... myself included (drove 2 hrs). So if you are wanting to challenge yourself, this is the thing to try! South Bend is beautiful and a must if travelling!

I have the Color Me Rad 5k August 24th that I'm running with Jackie and our hubbys. And I've already signed up for Dirty Girl Mud happening May 17th of 2014!!


  1. That looks amazing! Wish I was there.

  2. I'd love to try a paddleboard. We see people with them at my parents lake, looks like fun.

    Oh geez, I laughed at the granny panties thing. Gotta admit, I couldn't figure it out until I read the caption!

  3. Oh wow -- that was SO much more than a bike race! Looks very fun. AND exhausting. Dang, this is making me want to go back and pick up the postcard for the physical challenge race thingy I saw at the pet store the other day...

  4. Cornhole? Seriously? That is why I don't do those races! LOL


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