By Sundown United
Forget the mud, forget the rock and roll, true runners of unwavering fortitude know it’s at The Woods! Take It To The Woods is the ultimate trail running event for athletes who want to test themselves mentally and physically.
“Looking for a new way to challenge yourself that doesn’t involve mud, army boots or anything to do with Sparta? Run The Woods.” – Chace Samuell / Sundown United (Health/Xtreme Fit)
The 5k/half marathon is held at the DFW Adventure Park in Roanoke, Texas. The Adventure park is known for its many activities from motocross, wilderness challenges, and other extreme sports. The Woods was designed with the ultimate athlete in mind for there are natural elements that do exist to test even the most seasoned runner’s mantle. How? you say. The organizers of SIR events took the time to place together the most challenging trail on the grounds. They even went as far as to get out the machetes and cut further in the woods, giving the challenger something to grab his water bottle tightly and yell “WAR!” as they jump in to the harsh terrain.
“Finally, an event that let’s you get away from it all! Why pound the pavement when you can venture through machete-cut trails! Run The Woods! It’s not just a competition, it’s an escape!” – Stephen Freeman / Sundown United(Fitness/Health)
The Woods courses range from a challenging 5K to a difficult Half Marathon, depending on your experience and ability.The number of competitors is limited to 300 but that shouldn’t stop you in taking part in the activities before and after with beverages and eats to route for your favorite nature runner who is competing!
“Exactly the kind of event my husband and I look for. A rugged adventure race that challenges you mentally and physically, while allowing you to enjoy an adventure outside the cement jungle. Count me in!” – Ellen Perez Brantley / Sundown United (Women’s Health)
March 5th was The Woods first marathon event through SIR events. But the guys at SIR promised us they got a lot more epic runs and marathons waiting in the wings coming throughout the year. If you feel Take It To The Woods 5k/marathon is for you, go to their contact us page on their website at http://www.runthewoods.com and find out how you can take part as a competitor, sponsor, or volunteer. Also check out The Woods on Facebook to get great tips on trail runs, exercises and discussions. Here at Sundown United we’ll also keep you updated, as new information comes our way. So get out there nature warriors and kick some mother nature’s grass! Take It To The Woods!